SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeAgain Insurance Solutions Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM), today announced its support of Life Insurance Awareness Month. The campaign, taking place during September, is sponsored by the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE). LIFE is dedicated to helping individuals take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and other related insurance, including disability and long-term care insurance, to ensure their loved ones are financially protected.
While life insurance rates for the traditional insurable population are now more affordable than ever, the percentage of U.S. households owning individual life insurance has steadily declined over the past 25 years—from 62 percent in 1985 to an all-time 50-year low of 44 percent in 2010. However, for cancer patients who really do "need life insurance," their hands often are tied. Life insurance typically only becomes an option after five years of being cancer free. Even then, it can be an uphill battle depending on the type, stage, grade of the cancer, and the treatment plan.
To address this problem, LifeAgain recently launched its BlueMetric™ Select term life insurance program for men with active localized prostate cancer. The BlueMetric Select program was developed based on LifeAgain's Advanced Medical Data Analytics Platform Technology (ADAPT™). Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in the United States. Currently, men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) scores and active localized prostate cancer usually are considered uninsurable based on traditional underwriting standards. LifeAgain's BlueMetric Select program was specifically designed to assist life insurance companies to provide eligible men with term life insurance coverage following a cancer diagnosis or upon the completion of a prostate cancer surgery, without the traditional multi-year waiting periods and additional medical re-qualifications generally required by most life insurance companies. Additional information about the BlueMetric Select Program is available at www.lifeagain.com.About The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decisions to safeguard their families' financial futures. LIFE's mission is to educate the public about the essential role of life and health insurance in sound financial and retirement planning and the value added by insurance agents and other financial advisors. Visit www.lifehappens.org. About LifeAgain LifeAgain Insurance Solutions, Inc. is an advanced medical data analytics business and life insurance agency that is focused on the development, marketing and sale of "survivable risk" term life insurance programs for cancer survivors or others with medical conditions who are currently considered uninsurable based on traditional underwriting standards. Working in cooperation with large and established life insurance companies, LifeAgain uses new actuarial methods, and scientific and medical data-driven insights to design life insurance solutions for those who may otherwise not be able to obtain coverage. LifeAgain's initial focus is on the development, marketing and sale of survivable risk life insurance for men with active localized prostate cancer. LifeAgain plans to develop additional new and innovative life insurance solutions for men and women with other medical conditions. Additional information is available at www.lifeagain.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes statements that look forward in time or that express management's beliefs, expectations or hopes. Such statements are necessarily based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control and subject to change. Moreover, we operate in a rapidly changing and competitive environment. These uncertainties and contingencies could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed, and therefore undue reliance should not be placed upon such statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this report.