Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 33
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 33

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 33
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,-INDEPENDENT.PRESS-TELESRAM LMM IUW It, UIV. WNMT, JAM. 4. 1»J» to Disiers t» ffliestiins jrn light wint l» ask abut 65-Phis... ITie JVett; Pk/i T/iat Pays Hospital-Surgical Bills for Anyone 65 or Over! JOS J Hospital-Surgical Plan ust 12 days ago, the Continental Casualty Company introduced to California 65-PIus, the unique, completely new hospital-surgical insurance plan developed exclusively for people 65 and over. This new concept in insurance protection was originated by Continental ·«nd offered for the first time to the Midwest hi 1957. Until the Continental Casualty Company pioneered with 65-Plus, there was no health Insurance designed to cover all people over 65. Continental, after years of intensive research and analysis, by issuing 65-Plus, has proved that people over 65 can' have health and accident protection--without exception. It is not unusual for a new idea, no matter what it is, to raise questions. Realizing this, Continental would like to answer questions that you may have if you are over 65 or have an interest in this type of plan for a friend or relative. It's important that you have the answers, all the answers, just as in the Midwest where 65-Plus is proving so successful. Q. 7s there really no physical examination necessary? A. That is correct, you receive your 65-Plus policy without any medical exams or health liquestions asked. The policy is yours no matter what your past or present health and physical condition. Most people over 65 can · hardly helieve this is true, yet it is a fact. You simply furnish the information on the ,,- enrollment blank now--your name, address, ·tex and date of birth--and your protection ' Btarts January 12, 1959. Q. How can any insurance company afford tJiis? A. Continental Casualty Company offers 65-Plus very much like group insurance. It costs less to issue the same policy, at the same time, in large volume, handled by automatic machines. The savings are passed along in the form of these unusual benefits for people over 65--at low cost. Q. 7s Continental a large insurance company? A. Yes, Continental covers more people with more kinds of sickness and accident insurance than any other company in America. This company's vast resources make the 65-Plus Plan possible. Q. 77as anyone received payments? A. Yes, since 65-PIus was introduced in the Midwest a year ago, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been paid to thousands of persons 65 and over. The plan has been tested--and has proved successful. Q. But, I'm over 90--will you take me? A. Yes, it doesn't matter how old you are, as long as you're 65 or more. Q. How about me?--I've had a heart attack? A. Past or present illnesses, however serious, make no difference to your getting the . policy. You will receive it without any health questions asked, without ajiy physical examination. Q. When does my coverage start? A. Your coverage begins January 12, 1959 for any new sickness or accident. Any condi- tion for which you have had medical treatment or advice is covered after the policy it »ix months old; in other words, after six months, all of the 65-Plus benefits are yours. Q. Who can have the policy? A. Anyone 65 (by January 12, 1959) or over who now resides 'in California. Once you have the poh'cy, however, it protects you wherever you may move or travel, anywhere in the world. Q. Will my policy ever be cancelled? A. The Company cannot cancel your 65- PIus policy (OA4), or raise premium rates, or make any changes, unless it does so on all 65-Plus policies in your state. Of course, you may discontinue the policy whenever you wish. Q. Exactly how much protection do I get? 1. You will get up to $10.00 a day room and board for as long as 31 days for each stay in the hospital, regardless of cause, anywhere in the world. 2. You can be in the hespital any number of times, without limit, for different reasons. For the same or related reasons, your confinements need be only six months apart. 3. You get up to S1QO each time you are in the hospital--for X-ray, lab tests, operating room, anesthetics, dressings, drugs, medicines, ambulance, prosthetic devices. 4t You get surgical coverage for every type of operation, in or out of the hospital, from $5.00 to $200.00 in accordance with the policy schedule. For example- Removal of toe nail $5.00; Broken thigh bone $75.00; Removal of prostate $200.00. 5* You receive your 65-Plus payments in addition to any other hospital-surgical coverage you may have. 0. You get coverage against all kinds of injuries or illness except for: those caused by war; or covered by any Workmen's. Compensation or Occupational Disease Law; confinement in Veterans Administration hospitals and government mental and tuberculosis hospitals. 7. You are immediately covered for any new sickness or accident. Any condition for which you have had medical treatment or advice is covered after the policy is six months old; in other words, after six months, everything is covered. Q. How do I enroll? A. You are officially enrolled when you mail the enrollment blank. Check whether you wish to pay now or have us bill you later. That's all there is to it--your protection begins January 12.' And your husband or wife, or any friend over 65, may enroll the same way. Enrollments will also be accepted from any insurance broker or any Continental Casualty agent. Q. What do I receive? A. With your policy, you receive a "65- Plus" Kit. The Kit is very complete and explains in simple language the policy and how the plan operates. Q. What is the cost? A. $6.50 a month, and look what it gives you: This entire insurance plan to pay your icO hospital and surgical bills. Designed exclusively for folks 65 and over. Offered you without medical exams or health questions. Issued to you without fear of individual cancellation. Backed by one of the world's largest insurance companies. $6.50 is a small amount to protect yourself against, hospital and surgical expenses--so you will not hav* to (urn to loved ones for help. rU"i Q. Why must I enroll by ; January 12? A. We know this is a very important decision for you to make. Yet the deadline date is absolutely necessary so Continental can handle'a large number of policies at the same time--to bring you this valuable protection at low cost. Accordingly, we suggest jffj'p mail the enrollment blank at once so that you may be included. · . . ,! 9Drr Continental Casualty Company OVER A BILLION DOLLARS IN CLAIMS PAID TO DATE (ALL DEPARTMENTS)-OUR 62nd YEAR America's No. 1 Accident and Sickness Insurance Company 1 · Member of Continental-National Group Nail your enrollment blank today! All enrollments must be postmarked no later than midnight, January 12. ·Jifc : Homt Offlcu 3105. Michigan Avt. Chicago, Qlinoii GENERAL AGENT National Agencies, Inc. 1663 West Sixth Street Lot Angeles 5, California fmm Do it NOW1 Mail this application to: 65-PLUS, Bo * 2447, San Francisco, Calif. Chock one | 1 I endoM $6.50 (caih, check or money order) payable to Continental Casualty Company. LJ N«o» bill me later. · «* Application for 65-PLUS PLAN !o Continental Casually Co. Applicant's Nnm«? (Please Print) (First Name) (Middle Initial) · (Last Name) Date of Birth? Mnlf? Q Female? (Month) (Day) (Year) Street AcMreu? a City? _. 7nn.? County? Sinte? Applicant's Signature AZ15876A 73D 4 Give extra coupon to your husband, wife or friend 4 ,-- Do it NOW! Moil this application to: 65-PIUS, Box 244T s » n Francisco, Calif. Check onet 1 1 leneloi* $6.50 (cash, check or money order) payable to Continental Casualty Company. Pleoi. bill m. later. Application for 65-PLUS PLAN to Continental Casualty C Applirnnt's Nnnl**' (Please Print) (First Name) (Middle Initial) (Last Name) Pnt» of Birth' Mnlft' ["I Female? (Month) (Day) (Year) Strppl AtMrp«' City? 7nr\*t AZ 15876A ·""i si/ 0. a j -- ) 73D

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