Insurance Solutions for Breast Cancer Survivors

October 23, 2010

Catalist Financial has partnered with one of our Top Carriers to let the community know about some very important Insurance S0lutions for Breast Cancer Survivors.  Finding protection for your family should be the least of your challenges.

For more than 45 years, we’ve been providing protection for breast cancer survivors — and those who love them Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has been proudly providing insurance coverage for breast cancer survivors since 1964. Today, thanks to the continuous evaluation of our underwriting guidelines, we believe more survivors than ever are qualifying for coverage with shorter waiting periods and lower premiums.

We work to ensure that the benefits of the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment advancements are considered. As you take the next step in your journey, you can be assured that MassMutual will help you explore your various coverage options.
To learn more, contact a MassMutual financial professional at 317-441-4321

MassMutual’s insurance coverage can help provide the following “living benefits” for you and your family:
• Whole life insurance products (as long as the policy is in force) offer a guaranteed, cash value accumulation, which is tax-deferred and can be borrowed for any purpose. With supplemental retirement income, educational funding and a source of funds for emergencies, these products can offer comfort for you during your lifetime.1

• Term life insurance products offer death benefit coverage for a specified time frame and can provide policy owners with the ability to convert the policy during the conversion period to a permanent MassMutual policy, regardless of changes in the insured’s health.

• Disability income insurance benefits can help pay your mortgage or rent, medical bills and other expenses, if you are too sick and cannot work. A lengthy, chronic healthcare issue can affect so many parts of your life: from placing caregiving burdens on your family and potential asset depletion, to fulfilling your desire to live independently. A MassMutual professional will work with you and those closest to you to develop a strategy to address these concerns.

Protecting your family over the long term
Usual Medical Underwriting Requirements:
• Abbreviated medical examination (breast and gynecologic exams not required)
• Blood and urine studies
• Records from your physicians, to include:
• Pathology and surgery reports
• Records of any other treatment
• Follow-up visits and mammograms

For those currently in good health with no evidence of recurrent cancer, MassMutual uses the following general guidelines:

The above is a summary of MassMutual’s general underwriting guidelines. Because each person’s medical situation is unique, actual offers may vary depending on the specific factors involved.

Facing breast cancer is enough of a challenge without having to worry about how your family will be protected if something happens to you. At this time, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Thanks to early detection and improved treatment options, that number is rising every day and more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before.*

You deserve a team of professionals who understand the challenges you face, and can provide options to help you make good decisions for yourself and for your family.

Take care of yourself, and protect those who love you, too.

Insurance products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, MA 01111-0001.  Some products and riders may not be available for sale in all states, and may have exclusions and limitations. For costs and complete details of coverage call your agent or MassMutual at 317-441-4321 for your local agent.

© 2009 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, MA.
All rights reserved. MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives.

* Source: American Cancer Society, Detailed guide: Breast Cancer, updated May 2009

1 Distributions under a policy (including cash dividends, withdrawals and partial/full surrenders) are not subject to taxation up to the amount paid into the policy (the cost basis). If the policy is a Modified Endowment Contract, policy loans and/or distributions are taxable to the extent of gain and are subject to a 10% tax penalty.

Access to cash values through borrowing, withdrawals or partial surrenders can reduce the policy’s cash value and death benefit, increase the chance the policy will lapse, and may result in a tax liability if the policy terminates before the death of the insured.
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