Since 2010, cancer has consistently topped Sun Life's annuallist of high-cost claim conditions. With the American CancerSociety having predicted 1.7 million new diagnoses last year, it shouldbe unsurprising (if no less sobering) that 2019 was noexception.

The latest stop-loss report from the financial servicescompany shows cancer in the top two spots, making up 26% ofstop-loss reimbursements. Chronic/end-stage renal disease roundsout the top three conditions. Diabetes was the second costliestcondition associated with chronic/end-stage renaldisease. Transplants and congenital anomalies (conditionspresent at birth) also ranked high on the list.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.