Clark County Credit Union (Las Vegas, NV)

Should I Use a Personal Loan to Pay for Medical Expenses?

Whether You Should Use a Personal Loan to Cover Medical Debt

Accidents, injuries and illness can happen at any time. While getting medication quickly is always a priority, the mounting medical bills associated with necessary care can add up fast. Receiving your part of the bill, even after insurance has helped pay for some, can be shocking. 

How do you manage such a large amount of expense with limited funds? Many people will often look to take out a personal loan to pay for medical expenses. While it is rarely a good idea to take out more debt to pay for existing debt, this may be the one example where a personal loan makes sense.  

Benefits of a Personal Loan

A personal loan can be obtained for many different reasons, one being to cover medical debt. When considering the alternative, a personal loan makes sense. Mounting medical bills can quickly add up, forcing the medical facility to send your bills to collections. This can get complicated, eventually destroying your credit. To prevent this, a personal loan may be obtained to cover part or even all your medical expenses. 

Personal loans, if obtained from a trusted banking institution like Clark County Credit Union, come with planned monthly payments and a set interest rate. While a personal loan still means that you are still taking out more debt in order to cover existing debt, a personal loan is often the lesser of two evils when it comes to covering medical expenses.

Be Aware

Taking out a loan to cover medical bills will certainly take care of the expenses, but you will still have a loan with regular payments to make in order to stay current. Having good credit will help to give you a favorable interest rate, but it will still be necessary to make monthly payments. Depending on the size of the loan, and the monthly payment amount, it can take years to pay off a personal loan fully. 

Before signing for a personal loan, be sure to read the terms and conditions thoroughly. Make sure that it is alright to pay off the loan early without penalty and be sure that you can put more money toward your principle if you have it available. Some personal loans have very strict payment criteria which must be met in order to keep your loans current and out of default.

How to Find a Financial Institution

Many online banks will advertise the availability of a personal loan, boasting favorable interest rates and payment terms. Be sure to do your homework ahead of time to find a bank you know and trust. If possible, find a credit union to help issue your personal loan. Credit unions are often more selective and fully funded by hand-picked members of the institution. Because of this, you are more likely to get better terms and a better experience when signing up for a loan.

Not all financial institutions are equal when it comes to finding a bank to help with your personal loan. Find a quality, caring and personalized credit union, like Clark County Credit Union. Friendly, experienced and professional, our team is dedicated to helping our members. We will work together to find a solution that works well for you, making expenses and payments more manageable. Contact us today at 702-228-2228 to learn about personal loan options to cover medical expenses.  

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