More than usual, cancer is on many people’s minds this week. With the passing of Steve Jobs and the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is a good time to think about just what this disease could mean for us and our loved ones.

In the face of the frightening realities of disease, insurance offers more than a safety net — it can change the lives of those left behind, and alleviate the stress that always accompanies death. It is a practical solution to an emotional problem.

In a time of recession, insurance is something that many people have cut from their budget. The cost of premiums, deductibles, and co-pays can be high — but the cost of sickness can be much higher. In fact, amidst economic turmoil, the right amount of coverage is more important than ever.

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