Los Angeles, CA, February 09, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The nation's critical illness insurance trade organization is seeking to hear from agents whose clients have recently received claim benefits as a result of owning critical illness insurance protection.
"While this is still a relatively new form of insurance protection, every year hundreds of individuals receive claim payments and we want to share stories of how this protection benefited them," explains Jesse Slome, executive director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance (www.aacii.org). The national trade organization announced it will embark on the industry's first consumer awareness communications campaign.
"We want to hear from agents whose clients have received a claim payment within the past three years,” Slome explains. “We are seeking individuals willing to tell how the cash payment they received made their lives and their recovery better." Those interested in knowing more can contact the trade group at (818) 597-3205.
Critical illness insurance pays a tax-free cash benefit upon diagnosis of cancer, a heart attack or stroke. Conceived of by South African heart surgeon Dr. Marius Barnard, the insurance protection is commonly sold around the world. "The protection has been available in the United States for two decades," Slome notes, "and the number of individuals with this protection grows every year.
The national consumer awareness campaign being undertaken by AACII is being supported by five leading insurers, MetLife, Standard Life & Accident, Assurity Life, Protective Life and Colorado Bankers.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance www.aacii.org and the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance www.aaltci.org are trade organizations focused on creating heightened consumer awareness and supporting insurance professionals who market insurance products. Jesse Slome is director of both organizations.