Is financially preparing for a chronic condition possible?
Optum Bank® wanted to understand consumers’ needs and concerns about health saving and spending related to managing chronic care conditions. We conducted qualitative research with patients and caregivers who are currently dealing with a range of chronic conditions.
This report outlines the emotional impact of chronic care and how deeply intertwined health and finances are. It concludes with ideas for how to financially weather a chronic condition.
Optum Bank helps with the unexpected
While nobody can truly financially or emotionally prepare for the possibility of a chronic condition, taking steps to proactively save money early in life is the surest way to take ownership of one’s health and finances.