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Since 2010, cancer has consistently topped Sun Life’s annual list of high-cost claim conditions. With the American Cancer Society having predicted 1.7 million new diagnoses last year, it should be unsurprising (if no less sobering) that 2019 was no exception.

The latest stop-loss report from the financial services company shows cancer in the top two spots, making up 26% of stop-loss reimbursements. Chronic/end-stage renal disease rounds out the top three conditions. Diabetes was the second costliest condition associated with chronic/end-stage renal disease. Transplants and congenital anomalies (conditions present 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.

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