Word forms: (plural) catastrophic illnesses
( Insurance : Medical insurance )
The high-deductible policy helped him lower his insurance premiums while preserving
their coverage in case he or his wife suffered a catastrophic illness or injury.
The policy covers the initial, frequently routine, costs of healthcare, but may not
cover all costs in the event of a catastrophic illness or serious injury.
A catastrophic illness is a major health event that takes place during a particular period of time, such
as a heart attack, stroke, or cancer.
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