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With tough economic times and ever-increasing health care costs, many Americans feel they just can’t afford to get sick.  The financial impact that a critical illness, such as a heart attack, cancer, or stroke, can have on a typical U.S. household can be devastating, with many lacking the resources needed to cope with an unexpected medical expense as well as the associated loss of income.  MetLife’s white paper, Critical Times Require Critical Solutions, exposes the gaps in personal financial safety nets that a health situation may create despite having medical and disability income coverage and outlines steps employers can take to help employees obtain the right amount of protection. To download the white paper, visit www.metlife.com/criticalillness.

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