All great outcomes start with a sturdy plan. “It's always a priority for me to plan, not just for now, but far into the future,” says Jess. “Insurance is one of the ways I do that. I prioritise my safety net to ensure it's there to catch me when I need it. I completely understand that paying for insurance is a financial consideration. However, the 'agh, I really wish I was insured' conversation I would have with myself if I wasn't covered isn’t worth it." Jess is also a realist when it comes to planning. "As much as I wish it wasn't the case, bad things happen when we least expect it," she says. Jess continues, "the unexpected has happened many times in my life, from the big (like my cancer and endometriosis diagnoses) to the small (having to take unexpected days off, cancelling trips due to illness and rearranging my life to take care of myself).” However, with her protection, she was able to minimise the pressure of the situation. “I’ve had so many unexpected health events pop up in my life and having health insurance has taken a lot of the stress out of it, especially for my aftercare and being able to afford a lot of the ongoing appointments.” Jess believes that security can come in many forms, but knowing she has a plan brings her comfort. “Knowing you have somewhat prepared takes some of the stress out of the unexpected,” Jess explains.