NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Facing a serious illness is one of life's most challenging situations. It's tough on the patient. It's tough on their family. Allstate Benefits, an industry-leading provider of critical illness coverage, helps customers by providing a financial safety net when they are diagnosed with a major illness such as a heart attack, stroke or cancer. Now, Allstate Benefits is teaming up with PinnacleCare to provide customers with access to professional health advisors and help them navigate their diagnosis and treatment options.
"We are very excited about our relationship with PinnacleCare," said Greg Guidos, president of Allstate Benefits. "This collaboration gives our customers access to an incredibly valuable resource during one of life's most challenging times. We understand that being diagnosed with a critical illness can be overwhelming and aim for our relationship with PinnacleCare to give our customers extra support when they need it most."
This new relationship between PinnacleCare and Allstate Benefits allows critical illness customers to decide on an appropriate course of treatment, optimize medical outcomes and have peace of mind when making crucial decisions. The coverage, which is provided as an employee benefit option through employers, offers some of the following features:
- Top specialist referrals for expert medical and second opinions
- Appointment with a top in-network or out-of-network specialist or medical center
- Gathering, reviewing, organizing and forwarding pertinent medical records
- Comprehensive research report on diagnosis and treatment options
- If the employer chooses, optional premier-level support is also available
Todd Martin, chief of sales and marketing for PinnacleCare, says that joining forces with Allstate Benefits gives critically ill customers a lifeline with guidance from the nation's top medical specialists. "We have seen such a positive impact on individuals and their families over the years who say they don't know what they would have done if PinnacleCare hadn't been there to alleviate the anxiety and burden of their critical healthcare decisions," said Martin. "Our partnership with Allstate Benefits represents a new channel for reaching families who are in need of unbiased direction and support. Together we bring clinical and financial resources that help patients navigate the healthcare system and facilitate access to the most appropriate providers and care that they so vitally need."
Allstate Benefits helps offer financial support when an insured person is diagnosed with a covered critical illness. Upon diagnosis and depending on which coverage is selected, a lump-sum cash benefit is paid for covered critical illnesses such as heart attack, stroke, major organ failure resulting in either a transplant or placement on a transplant list, end stage renal failure, invasive cancer, advanced Alzheimer's disease, advanced Parkinson's disease and more.
PinnacleCare is a leading health advisory firm, founded in 2001, that connects individuals to the world's most advanced healthcare and facilitates access to top specialists for personalized care. Through relationships with world-class physicians and medical centers of excellence, PinnacleCare extends a broad range of support for families and organizations to facilitate more efficient access to top quality care for improved outcomes and reduced waste. For more information, visit http://pinnaclecare.com.
About Allstate Benefits
Allstate Benefits is a leading provider of voluntary insurance products, ranked #1 by LIMRA in four core products: Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, and Life. The comprehensive product portfolio also includes Disability, Indemnity Medical, Supplemental Health, Term to Age 100 Life insurance, Dental and Vision – all which can help provide protection for individuals and families from financial burdens due to unexpected death, illness or injury. By offering voluntary benefits from Allstate Benefits, employers give employees access to group rates, which are typically lower than they would pay for the coverage if purchased on their own, and convenient payroll deduction to pay their premiums. More than 31,000 companies across the U.S. choose to put our products to work for them.
Allstate Benefits is the marketing name used by American Heritage Life Insurance Company (Home Office, Jacksonville, FL) in the U.S. and also a trademark of Allstate Insurance Company, used under license by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life's uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." The Allstate brand's network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.
SOURCE The Allstate Corporation; PinnacleCare