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Recently, our daughter had to be hospitalized for several days. She had to get her appendix taken out. As I am sure that many of you know, this can be a serious situation if left untreated and it can even be fatal. So, it is definitely a medical emergency and one that is rarely expected. With average hospital stays costing $10,000, an unplanned hospital stay can be a surprise that many families simply aren’t ready for.

The Real Cost Of Injuries and Illness

To get an idea about how much certain injuries and illnesses can cost you, Aflac has a cool Real Cost Calculator that you can check out. It lets you try out different scenarios with consideration to age, sex, housing demographics and other factors. I found out that the cost of a broken leg for me could be over $10,600. Fortunately, none of us have experienced a broken leg, but I did manage to tear some ligaments and tendons in my leg and ankle almost 2 years ago, so I felt that option was most relatable.

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Aflac Real Cost Calculator

The problem is, people think they are covered with insurance. But that is not always the case. With the high costs of deductibles, co-pays, transportation to and from visits and appointments and other everyday expenses, what you thought was a simple procedure with a hospital and doctor bill can turn into a seemingly endless pile of bills. And oftentimes, people are not covered for major medical expenses as well as they might have imagined. For a few dollars more a month, Aflac can help offset many of those unexpected out of pocket expenses and help fill in the gaps that your insurance just doesn’t cover.

With fast claims processing {at an average of 4 business days} and speedy cash payouts that go directly to the policy holder, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. With medical debt being the leading cause of bankruptcy, it never hurts to know all your options when it comes to protecting your family.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Sherry Compton says:

    My daughter was hospitalized for quite awhile. Procedures, xrays, scans, special equipment…you had no idea of the cost. She was very worried and overwhelmed by it all. It’s scary because you know you have to have it, but have no idea what the cost will do to you in the future.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      You are right about that. You know that you need to get well and need to focus totally on that. But, it’s hard to when you are worried about what you have to deal with when you leave the hospital. I hope your daughter is doing well now.

  2. We are to familiar with medical costs, and loss of wages and trust me we wish we had prepared better! Aflac would have been a blessing to have had! What’s that saying, “if I only knew then, what I know now” :/ Plus I love that cute little duck! AFFFFFFLAC!!! :)

  3. My mom spent 24 hours in a cardiac ICU and we were shocked with the unexpected expenses. Thanks for the heads up and information.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Sorry to hear about your mom {and the unexpected expenses}. I hope that she is doing well now.

  4. I think Aflac is definitely valuable for those with kids (especially since a sick child often means one parent has to stay home from work), or older individuals. It was something offered to me at a past job, but not something I chose to take advantage of, because it just wasn’t something I felt I needed at the time. Down the road, however, it’s definitely something I’ll be keeping in mind. What I like about it is that it’s transferrable–once you get a policy with them, it’s yours, so if you change jobs, you don’t lose your coverage.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Rolling over coverage is definitely an awesome perk! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jenna M Wood says:

    So many people do not realize the full impact of a serious injury/ilness on the bottom line. Aflac is great for preparing it’s clients and ensuring the bumps are evened out.

  6. 4 years ago I contracted meningitis and the bills were astronomical! Anything to have helped pay the bills would have been nice.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Oh no! That is horrible. I hope that you are feeling much better now, at least.

  7. i am so fortunate to have most of my medical expenses covered by the hubbies military insurance. It was so expensive when i had my own insurance before we got married.

  8. The cost of healthcare these days is outrageous. I think we need to look into supplemental insurance.

  9. I love aflac!

  10. Our daughter was in the hospital for three days this weekend. I am SO not looking forward to the hospital bill. They rack up really quickly!

  11. bre dale says:

    This is such a valuable tool. Great post!

  12. wow, good to know!

    Sandy a la Mode

  13. My aunt worked for AFLAC while she was in school and she recommends their services for sure! I have to look into a policy for my son who plays a lot of sports. Just an ambulance ride cost us $650.

  14. This is so very important! We use Aflac and love it!

  15. I am lucky to be medically insured through my job now…it was quite scary previously when we had to pay out of pocket.

  16. I have always been very happy with our insurance company, but its nice to know all that AFLAC can provide. Thank you.