Los Angeles, CA, August 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Individuals seeking information or a cost quote for critical illness insurance protection can now connect directly with a member of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance, the industry's trade group.
"About one million Americans have this protection in place," explains Jesse Slome, executive director. Critical illness insurance protection provides a lump sum cash payment upon diagnosis of a critical illness including cancer, heart attack or stroke.
The protection is sold in 54 countries Slome notes. "It was actually conceived by a medical doctor in South Africa," Slome explains. "While it has been slow to take hold in the United States, sales are beginning to grow as more people are aware of the tremendous risk of being diagnosed and surviving a dread disease such as cancer."
Consumers who visit the Association's website can read comprehensive information about critical illness insurance. "After calls from many consumers who wanted to know how much coverage costs, we added a feature that would enable them to connect directly with a designated expert," Slome adds.