Accident insurance helps you pay for the medical and out-of-pocket costs that you may incur after an accidental injury. This includes emergency treatment, hospital stays, and medical exams, and other expenses you may face, such as transportation and lodging needs.
The policy may also be structured to pay out regular income and the payout may also be on the policyholder undergoing a surgical procedure, for example, having a heart bypass operation.
Accident insurance, also called accident expense or accidental death insurance, gives you cash if you get injured or die from an accident covered by your policy. It pays a benefit directly to you (or your beneficiaries in case of death) for injuries resulting from a covered accident. Here are a few types of things accident insurance might cover: