Group voluntary cancer insurance is a simple way to provide employees added protection to meet their individual needs, without increasing employer benefits costs. It can complement existing medical coverage and help narrow gaps caused by out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles, co-payments, and non-covered medical services.
- Benefits are paid regardless of what is covered by medical insurance
- Lump sum benefits are paid directly to the covered employee to spend as they choose
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MetLife Cancer Insurance plan designs are comprehensive and are based on market trends and industry benchmarks to provide more value to employees.
- Full Benefit Cancer— All forms of advanced cancers are covered and may qualify for full benefits as defined by the group policy or certificate.
- Partial Benefit Cancer— Most forms of early stage cancers are covered and may qualify for partial benefits as defined by the group policy or certificate.
- Additional Benefits—A health screening benefit is also available as a part of the MetLife Cancer plan.2
- Guaranteed issue coverage3, 4
- Industry leading 3/6 pre-existing condition limitation
- Recurrence benefit5
- Continuation of coverage6
Please see the group certificate for specific information regarding covered benefits.
1 Please review the Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for specific information about cancer benefits. Not all types of cancer are covered. Some cancers are covered at less than the Initial Benefit Amount.
2 The Health Screening Benefit is not available in certain states. In some states, there is a separate mammogram benefit. Please review your Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document for specific state variations and exclusions around this benefit.
3 Coverage is guaranteed provided (1) the employee is actively at work and (2) dependents are not subject to medical restrictions as set forth on the enrollment form and in the Certificate. Some states require the insured to have medical coverage. Additional restrictions apply to dependents serving in the armed forces or living overseas.
4 Children are covered to age 26.
5 There is a Benefit Suspension Period between Recurrences. We will not pay a Recurrence Benefit for a Covered Condition that Recurs during a Benefit Suspension Period. We will not pay a Recurrence Benefit for either a Full Benefit Cancer or a Partial Benefit Cancer unless the Covered Person has not had symptoms of or been treated for the Full Benefit Cancer or Partial Benefit Cancer for which we paid an Initial Benefit during the Benefit Suspension Period.
6 Eligibility for portability through the Continuation of Insurance with Premium Payment provision may be subject to certain eligibility requirements and limitations. For more information, contact your MetLife representative.
The MetLife Cancer Insurance plan is based on the MetLife Critical Illness Insurance (CII) policy. MetLife Cancer Insurance includes only the Covered Conditions of Full Benefit Cancer and Partial Benefit Cancer.
METLIFE CRITICAL ILLNESS INSURANCE (CII) IS A LIMITED BENEFIT GROUP INSURANCE POLICY. Like most group accident and health insurance policies, MetLife’s CII policies contain certain exclusions, limitations and terms for keeping them in force. Product features and availability may vary by state. In most plans, there is a pre-existing condition exclusion. In most states, after a covered condition occurs there is a benefit suspension period during which benefits will not be paid for a recurrence. MetLife’s CII is guaranteed renewable, and may be subject to benefit reductions that begin at age 65. Premium rates for MetLife’s CII are based on age at the time of the initial coverage effective date and will not increase due to age; premium rates for increases in coverage, including the addition of dependents’ coverage, if applicable, will be based on the covered person’s age at the time of that increase’s effective date. Rates are subject to change for MetLife’s CII on a class-wide basis. A more detailed description of the benefits, limitations, and exclusions can be found in the applicable Disclosure Statement or Outline of Coverage/Disclosure Document available at time of enrollment. For complete details of coverage and availability, please refer to the group policy form GPNP14-CI, or contact MetLife for more information. Benefits are underwritten by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, New York. In New York, availability of MetLife's Issue Age CII product is pending regulatory approval.
MetLife's Critical Illness Insurance is not intended to be a substitute for Medical Coverage providing benefits for medical treatment, including hospital, surgical and medical expenses. MetLife's Critical Illness Insurance does not provide reimbursement for such expenses.