I originally contacted my Aflac agent to apply for an Aflac cancer insurance policy due to a family history. He mentioned the Aflac accident insurance to me. I had never considered it, but am a serious cyclist and runner. He explained the benefits of the policy and I thought it sounded worth a little monthly expense.
Little did I know how beneficial it would prove to be.
On September 14, 2010, I was struck from behind by a pickup truck while on a training ride with a teammate. I fractured my L1 vertebrae, broke my nose, fractured my orbital floor, and had a number of major lacerations.
My Aflac benefit check came quickly which helped enable me to pay for out-of-pocket expenses.
The peace of mind regarding the pending medical expenses was invaluable.
I'm back racing and running!
I do so with the security that Aflac literally has my back.