"I'm Priya. I'm married to Sunil and we have a two-year-old daughter. I have a fairly hectic lifestyle as both my husband and I work, and his hours are particularly long as he works for an IT firm. We've recently decided to take out health insurance, even though we're both perfectly fit at the moment. It's mainly because my colleague was recently diagnosed with cancer which has been very stressful for her and her family. To add to that, they didn't have any insurance, so she ended up leaving her job and going back to her family in India for treatment taking the kids with her.
She no longer earns and her husband had to stay back in Dubai to make sure that one of them has an income to pay for the travel costs, medical bills and the day-to-day expenses of having the family living hundreds of miles apart.
It's a terribly stressful time for all of them and it really made me worry about what would happen to us if I was in that situation."
Prepare for the unexpected and live your life!
Unexpected events like a critical illness can really put your life plans on hold. Having the right cover in place can provide you with invaluable financial support if the unexpected happens. Money can’t ease emotional upheaval but it can help minimize the impact and give you the resource needed to help you over a stressful time.