Serious illness

Serious illness

No one is immune to serious illness.

Did you know that each year in Canada some 75,000 people suffer from heart attacks* and 50,000 from strokes*? Cancer is also a reality that two Canadians in five will face in their lifetimes*. Despite these high numbers, most people who suffer a serious illness recover (82% survive a first heart attack, 75% a stroke and 55% cancer*).

Confronting illness

Being diagnosed with a serious illness is very disturbing. Despite the encouraging statistics, the pain, treatment and limits imposed by the disease are difficult and change one’s life. When diagnosed with a serious illness, in addition to managing your emotions, you also have to think about health care, your recovery, unavoidable expenses and the loss of income that comes with such illnesses. With Blue Cross’s Serious Illness insurance, you can put aside your financial worries and concentrate on the essentials -- your health.

The major benefit of a Blue Cross lump sum payment

If you are diagnosed with one of the five illnesses listed below and you’ve subscribed to Blue Cross Serious Illness insurance, you will receive a lump sum payment of up to $15,000 to help you deal with unexpected expenses.

  • Cerebral-vascular accident (stroke)
  • Cancer
  • Infarction (heart attack)
  • Kidney failure or transplant
  • Coronary-artery bypass

Services to lighten your load?

Blue Cross’s Serious Illness insurance also helps you maintain your autonomy after a diagnosis of serious illness by covering:

  • The costs of domestic help at home or daycare
  • Transportation costs for medical follow-up and treatments
  • The costs of upgrades to your residence or vehicle in the case of permanent physical disability
  • Assistance before, during and after treatment

* Sources: Canadian Cancer Society and Heart & Stroke Foundation

Blue Cross Assistance Program

With Blue Cross’s Serious Illness insurance, you benefit from exclusive access to our Assistance Program, which provides invaluable and free support in managing all the little worries associated with your illness. For example, you get health advice upon request, legal advice by phone, nursing care at home, home delivery of medication, help making appointments, a remote monitoring system, etc. -- precious help to make life a little easier!

With a health insurance plan from Blue Cross, you can protect your health and your finances. Be prepared and give yourself peace of mind with Blue Cross. Contact us today!