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Cancer Insurance

Add cancer insurance to help offset expenses that may not be covered under your employer's existing medical insurance and disability plans.

Cancer Insurance through your employer offers:

  • Lump-sum payments you can use as you wish
  • An annual Health Screening Benefit (see your Certificate for details)1
  • Paid benefits for initial diagnosis and if cancer returns2
  • Guaranteed acceptance provided you are actively at work when you apply3
  • Easy claims processing
  • Convenient payroll deduction
  • Portable coverage should you leave your employer4

For complete plan details, talk to your company’s benefits administrator.

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FAQs
Does cancer insurance cover out-of-pocket costs?

Yes, you can use your payment as you see fit. Use it to help cover your household bills, medical insurance deductibles, copayments and more.

Are benefits paid directly to me or to my health care provider?

Payments will be paid directly to you, not to the doctors, hospitals or other health care providers. You will receive a check, payable to you, for maximum convenience.

I have a good medical plan at work. Why would I need additional coverage for cancer?

Cancer can affect anyone – and treatment can be costly. Even quality medical plans can leave you with extra expenses to pay. Costs like plan deductibles, copays for doctor visits and extra costs for out-of-network care can add up fast. Having the financial support you may need when the time comes means less worry for you and your family.

Can I enroll in this insurance without having to take a medical exam?

Yes. If your employer offers cancer insurance, your acceptance is guaranteed, regardless of your health. You just need to be actively at work for your coverage to be effective.3 There are no medical exams to take and no health questions to answer. 

Is there a waiting period before my coverage begins?

No. This supplemental Insurance will be effective on the date of your coverage as long as you are actively at work. There are no waiting periods to satisfy.

Is the claims process simple?

Yes. Once all required information is received, claims are generally processed within 10 business days. Only one claim form is needed per accident and every claim is reviewed by a claims professional.

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The Health Screening Benefit is not available in all states. See your certificate for any applicable waiting periods. There is a separate mammogram benefit for MT residents and for cases sitused in CA and MT.

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.

Coverage is guaranteed provided (1) the employee is actively at work and (2) dependents are not subject to medical restrictions 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. For CA sitused cases, coverage is guaranteed provided (1) the employee is performing all of the usual and customary duties of the employee's job at the employer's place of business or at an alternate place approved by the employer (2) dependents are not subject to medical restrictions as set forth on the enrollment form and in the Certificate.

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.