As an insurance agent or broker, do you know the costliest health-related conditions in the United States? A recent article and accompanying infographic from insurance quoting website InsuranceClarity.com offers a glimpse into the illnesses that are costing Americans the most pain in their wallets.
Pulling stats from 2014, the article states that Americans spent an estimated $3.1 trillion in health care for that year. In their findings, the top three most expensive diseases are heart disease, diabetes and smoking-related diseases. Likewise, heart disease is the No. 1 leading cause of death in adults (followed by cancer in second place and chronic lower respiratory diseases listed as third), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Below is the infographic from InsuranceClarity.com. Use this as a resource when helping your clients find the best health insurance coverage, and guide them in planning for what to expect.