Anderson, SC (Vocus) March 27, 2010
With health care costs skyrocketing, the Carolinas residents are increasingly looking for individual health plans to give them health coverage they can rely on. Palmetto Insurance now provides individual health insurance coverage in both the Carolinas including NC and SC medicare supplements to protect families against the tremendous financial burden of health care costs in the event of an unexpected accident or illness.
Will Welborn, owner of Palmetto Insurance, explained, “In the last ten years, the number of uninsured Americans has increased dramatically, with over fifty million people now living day to day with no health care coverage. Nobody plans on getting sick or being injured, and when it happens it can be a financial hardship a family may never recover from. It can take years to pay off medical bills, or they may have to forego medical care because they simply don’t have the funds to pay for it. When someone is ill, the added stress of worrying about where the money will come from to pay the bills makes things worse. At Palmetto, we offer affordable North and South Carolina medicare rates for families so they can get the health care they need.”
There is a common misconception that people without health insurance coverage come from lower income families. In fact, about 40% of individuals who experience uninsured hospital stays fall into the middle income bracket. With the typical hospital stay costing anywhere from $2000 to $4000 a day, a family without some kind of individual health plan in place can quickly drain their savings and still end up in serious debt. Even a trip to the emergency room can start at $500 and quickly escalate. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released statistics indicating that 16% of South Carolina residents don’t have any health insurance, leaving them open to crippling debt or bankruptcy with just one major illness or hospital stay.
Welborn explained Palmetto Insurance’s mission, “We want to match our clients with the right health insurance coverage. We’ll answer their questions, discuss a variety of options, and introduce them to various types of coverage, whether it’s group coverage for a business, long term care insurance, or an individual health plan. We’ll design a plan that works within each individual’s budget while protecting their family. There are lots of health care coverage solutions in South Carolina, but skipping coverage isn’t one of them. Anyone interested in learning more can get a quick South Carolina health insurance quote online at http://www.lowerpremiums.com .”
About Palmetto Insurance
Palmetto Insurance is a full service South Carolina insurance provider, offering health, auto, homeowners, and business insurance. They are dedicated to providing top quality coverage and reasonable rates backed by outstanding customer service. To learn more about Palmetto Insurance, contact Will Welborn at wwelborn(at)palmetto(dot)com or 864-222-4451.