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There’s freedom in knowing you’re covered. That’s why Colonial Penn brings you Active Care℠ supplemental health insurance, underwritten by Washington National Insurance Company. In case of a serious covered accidental injury or critical illness, Active Care pays you CASH that you CONTROL for CHOICE on where you use it. 

Take control.


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Use supplemental health insurance to help pay for the unexpected costs of a covered accident or illness. 

Active Care PAYS YOU CASH directly.

We keep the process simple so it’s easy to apply today.

If you don't use it, your premiums can be returned.1 

Have a supplemental health plan for you and your family.

Perhaps you hear words like “cancer,” “stroke” or “heart attack” and assume they only happen to someone older. The truth is, today’s most common catastrophic illnesses and injuries can affect anyone at any time.

Plus, with a serious health event, you could end up owing thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses from high deductibles, copays, out-of-network and uncovered expenses. Active Care can help you pay for these bills, as well as day-to-day purchases and ongoing payments.

Consider the facts:

Top causes of death in the U.S.5


Accidental Injuries




Heart Disease

in real life

How cancer required a solid treatment plan and a financial plan of action

Meet David

AGE: 44
STATUS: married with one child
CURRENT EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE: $10,000 major medical deductible
ACTIVE CARE COVERAGE: cancer with recurrence benefit


An unexpected illness

Last year, one of David’s family members was diagnosed with cancer. He saw first-hand how expenses added up during the course of treatment. He then made the decision to get supplemental insurance. When he was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer later that year, Active Care provided a direct cash payment when it was needed most.


Expensive extended treatment

Even when using sick time, vacation time and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave, David’s treatment plan still required a two-month unpaid absence from work. Additional costs included transportation to and from the treatment clinic, numerous doctor visits, tests and new medications, along with the monthly payments that didn’t stop just because he was sick.


Cash that David and his wife controlled

David filed a claim immediately and received a lump-sum payment of $60,000 from his Active Care policy. He and his wife were able to avoid debt, pay the high costs of treatment, cover the mortgage and purchase the basics so David could focus on getting well.

How a covered accidental injury didn’t break the bank.

Meet Mary

AGE: 40
STATUS: single with two children
ACTIVE CARE COVERAGE: cancer with optional hospital and accident benefits

Mary did her best to exercise and stay healthy and never expected to fracture her hip and dislocate her shoulder while out hiking. With a large medical deductible and other costs, Mary was glad she had supplemental health insurance to help her pay for medical bills. She filed a claim on her Active Care policy and received these benefits:

ICU stay, 3 days: $1,200
Skilled-care nursing facility stay, 5 days: $1,000
Fractured hip: $1,200
Dislocated shoulder: $600
Emergency room visit: $250
Doctor office visit, 2 visits: $60

With Active Care, Mary’s hospital and accident benefits helped cover the cost of her treatment.


If Mary didn’t have supplemental health insurance, her costs wouldn’t have met the deductible and she would have paid the full cost out-of-pocket.

Use cash for what you need:

Active Care pays you up to $60,000 in one lump sum for covered expenses.

Using retirement funds, savings or going into debt because of medical expenses should be avoided.

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Receive supplemental funds for a covered accident or illness.

Active Care has been popular for years with employee programs, and now it’s available directly to you at an affordable price.

Active Care cash gives you more choices and control.

Benefits are paid in cash to you or someone you designate directly (not a provider), in one payment of up to $60,000.

Coverage is available for an individual, individual and spouse, individual and children, and family.

Cash payments are yours to use with no restrictions and total control. 

If you never use your coverage, your premiums can be returned.1

Pay for day-to-day necessities like mortgage, rent, groceries, utility bills or car payments.

Coverage is available at an affordable price.

Pay for medical bills such as high deductibles, copayments, out-of-network costs, transportation to treatment centers or any gaps in current medical insurance coverage.

Payments are made regardless of other insurance.

Coverage is guaranteed renewable as long as you pay premiums when due.

We keep the process simple so it’s easy to apply today.

We keep the process simple so it's easy to apply today.

Whether to help cover a gap in traditional insurance, receive additional funds, or to plan for any unseen covered critical illness or accidental injury, Active Care supplemental health insurance can help.

Call to get your free quote today.


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Get a direct payment in one lump sum when it’s needed most.

A medical event can be difficult enough, both physically and emotionally, without having to worry about additional expenses.

Benefits are paid directly to you for covered:

  • Cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Heart bypass and stent
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetic complications
  • Hospital and ICU stays
  • Surgery and follow-up care
  • Accidental injuries
  • Doctor office wellness visits
  • Recurrence

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Active Care different from major medical insurance?
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If you’re diagnosed with cancer or suffer a heart attack, stroke or accidental injury, health insurance offered by your employer (often called “major medical insurance”) will help cover large expenses. These can include common treatments or surgery, and payments are made directly to health care providers. Active Care supplemental health insurance is for expenses not covered by major medical insurance. These include high deductibles, copays, medical bills, treatment options you might otherwise feel you can’t afford, replacement for lost income and unexpected expenses associated with care. Also, once you file a claim and it is approved, Active Care pays you (or someone you designate) directly with a lump-sum cash benefit for cancer, heart attack, stroke or critical illnesses. It’s cash that you use without restrictions or limitations.

How is Active Care used in coordination with other major medical insurance?
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Active Care is in no way a substitution to major medical insurance. You can use both Active Care and your other major medical insurance to help deal with a covered illness or injury. Major medical insurance helps pay for common expenses like doctor visits, surgeries and treatments. Active Care helps you pay for additional costs associated with a covered serious illness or injury, like unpaid leave from work, household expenses and unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.

Can supplemental medical insurance help cover a high deductible and provide additional coverage?
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Yes! The average annual deductible for single, individual coverage is more than $4,000, and for a family, it’s more than $8,0008. Active Care pays you cash to help cover a high deductible and the unforeseen costs of a covered illness or medical events, like cancer, a heart attack or stroke.

What is required to purchase? What should I have ready when I call?
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Have your email ready, along with a bank account and routing number (both numbers are at the bottom of a blank check).

Is Active Care available in all states?
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Active Care is currently available in all states except for Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Washington and Virginia.

I’m looking for Medicare coverage. Does Active Care offer that?
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No. Active Care is supplemental health insurance only. If you’re looking for Medicare coverage, please call myHealthPolicy at 1-888-928-1465 or visit MyHealthPolicy.com9.

How do I begin?
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Simply call 1-877-355-8032 to begin your application.

Choose to focus on what matters with an affordable policy.

Look ahead. Call to get your free quote today. 


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1The return-of-premium (“ROP”) or cash value (in MO, “cash return”) benefit is subject to state and product availability. The benefit has an additional charge and may pay minus claims or regardless of claims based on the policy selected. The policy must remain in force until the end of the ROP/CV period for the benefit to be paid.
2American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2018, 2018 p. 2.
3American Heart Association, Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2018 At-a-Glance, 2018.
4Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Department Visits,, May 3, 2017.
5Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Leading Causes of Death,, March 17, 2017. 
6David is not a real customer testimonial. This example is used for illustrative purposes only.
7Mary is not a real customer testimonial. This example is used for illustrative purposes only.
8“How Much Does Individual Health Insurance Cost?” (July 10, 2020). is operated by KF Agency, Inc. and is a licensed and certified representative of Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PPFS organizations and stand-alone prescription drug plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in these plans depends on contract renewal.

You cannot be singled out for a rate increase. Your premiums cannot be increased unless we increase premiums for all policies of this type in your state.

Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company is advertising Active Care underwritten by Washington National Insurance Company. 

Premiums are based on the level of coverage selected.

LIMITED-BENEFIT POLICY. This policy has limitations and exclusions. For costs and complete details of coverage, contact the company.

Underwritten by Washington National Insurance Company, home office Carmel, IN. Subject to state availability.

Policy, benefits and riders are subject to state availability.

Limitations and exlusions for AZ residents:

We will not pay benefits for Loss contributed to, caused by, or resulting from Your:

• Having or being diagnosed with any other disease, sickness or incapacity, even if the disease or condition was caused, complicated or aggravated by the Specified Critical Illness.

• Diagnosis of a Specified Critical Illness during the Waiting Period.

• Participating or attempting to participate in an illegal act, or working at an illegal job.

• Being legally intoxicated, or so intoxicated that mental or physical abilities are seriously impaired, being under the influence of any illegal drugs or being under the influence of any narcotic, unless such narcotic is taken under the direction of and as directed by a Physician.

• Injuring or attempting to injure Yourself intentionally, regardless of mental capacity.

• Committing or attempting to commit suicide, regardless of mental capacity.

• Participating in any sporting event for pay or prize money.

• Being exposed to war or any act of war, declared or not, or participating in or contracting with the armed forces (including Coast Guard) of any country or international authority.

• Alcoholism, drug abuse or chemical dependency.

PRE-EXISTING CONDITION LIMITATION: No benefits are payable for a Pre-Existing Condition (as defined) during the first twelve (12) months after the Effective Date of coverage for that Insured.

PRE-EXISTING CONDITION: Means the existence of symptoms that would cause an ordinarily prudent person to seek diagnosis, care or treatment within a twelve (12) month period preceding the Effective Date of the coverage of the Insured or a condition for which medical advice or treatment was recommended by a Physician or received from a Physician within a twelve (12) month period preceding the Effective Date of coverage. A preexisting condition can exist even though a diagnosis has not yet been made.