Critical Illness Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance  

Overview

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack or stroke.* And someone is diagnosed with cancer every 3 minutes.** If you are being treated for such critical illness, shouldn’t your primary focus be on getting well—not worrying about how to pay for your care?

Critical Illness Insurance can help you by paying a lump sum benefit to help cover your daily living expenses such as grocery bills, mortgage payments, transportation costs or pay for your out-of-pocket medical costs, including deductibles, copays, and cost-shares.

 

  • You can choose among a lump sum cash benefit of $10,000, $20,000 or $30,000.
  • Your benefit is paid directly to you in addition to your medical insurance.***
  • You pay an employee group rate. Your premium is conveniently deducted from your paycheck.
  • You’re guaranteed acceptance provided you enroll during your New Hire Enrollment Period or during Open Enrollment each year.
  • Portable–you can keep your insurance with the portability option if you leave your employer (with certain stipulations).

 

You, your spouse and eligible children qualify for this coverage.
 

Thanks to your employer’s group rates, you’ll pay less for this coverage than you would for individual coverage you’d find on your own. For rate information, please refer to the rate chart under the Learn More section.
 

* American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2017,” https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/ahamah-public/@wcm/@sop/@smd/documents/downloadable/ucm_491265.pdf

** National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, “Cancer Statistics,” viewed at https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics. This is computed by their statistic: “In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States,” divided by the number of minutes in a year, 525,600.

***Benefits paid directly to you, unless otherwise assigned.

Enrollment

As a new hire, you can enroll during your new hire enrollment period. Outside of your new hire enrollment period or a qualifying life event, enrollment is limited to the company's annual enrollment period.

 

1. Log on to www.ComcastBenefits.com
2. Hover over the “myHealth” tab at the top of the homepage
3. Under “Disability and Additional Insurance”, select “Critical Illness Insurance (Aflac)
4. In the “Free Quote” box, click on the “Enroll Now” link

Contact Us

 Address
Mercer Voluntary Benefits
12421 Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA 50398
 Phone
1-800-626-9071
 Hours
 M-F 9a-6p ET
 Email
customer.service@mercer.com

How It Works

Learn More

These form(s) are in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format and are available for downloading and printing.

 

Critical Illness - Rates
Critical Illness - Brochure

FAQs

Answers about the plan, including eligibility, options, enrollment, customer service and more.

  • Who is the provider?

    Aflac

     

    Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When an insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly and promptly directly to the insured (unless assigned otherwise). For more than six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance plans have given insureds the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress.

    Continental American Insurance Company (CAIC), a proud member of the Aflac family of insurers, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aflac Incorporated and underwrites group coverage. CAIC is not licensed to solicit business in New York, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands. This is a brief product overview only. Products and benefits vary by state and may not be available in some states. Plan design and optional benefits are selected at the employer level. The plan has limitations and exclusions that may affect benefits payable. Refer to the plan for complete details, limitations, and exclusions.

     

    For groups sitused in California, group coverage is underwritten by Continental American Life Insurance Company. For groups sitused in New York, coverage is underwritten by American Family Life Assurance Company of New York.

     

  • How can this help me?

    Aflac pays cash benefits directly to you, unless otherwise assigned. This means that you will have added financial resources to help with medical costs or ongoing living expenses. Aflac plans are designed to provide you with a lump sum cash benefit to help you cover out-of-pocket medical and other expenses caused by a critical illness.

  • When can I enroll?

    As a new hire, you can enroll during your new hire enrollment period. Outside of your new hire enrollment period, enrollment is limited to the company's annual enrollment period.

  • What if my employment status changes?

    When you leave or retire from your current employer, you can continue your coverage without interruption, subject to applicable law and the plans terms and conditions. Although payroll deduction will no longer be available, you can opt for other payment methods such as direct bank account deduction, credit card billing or home billing. Higher rates may apply.

Mercer's Role & Compensation

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