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Health Insurance

Our goal is to ensure that people have access to quality information about health insurance coverage in to order to make educated decisions and obtain adequate health insurance options for their needs. Having adequate health insurance coverage is the first step in minimizing the potential financial toxicity of a cancer diagnosis. It is equally important for individuals to understand how to use their health insurance coverage. This page contains legal and practical resources to help individuals effectively navigate health insurance after a cancer diagnosis.

Health Insurance Basics

Triage Cancer Explains:
Health Insurance Basics

Triage Cancer Explains:
Picking A Health Insurance Plan

Webinar Description

There are three main ways to get health insurance: through an employer, by buying a policy directly from an insurance company, or through a governmental plan (i.e., Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Regardless of how one gets health insurance, they may have choices. Open enrollment comes up once a year and allows everyone to make changes to their coverage or to pick a new plan. This webinar will cover the key things to look for when comparing plans and how to choose a plan that minimizes out of pocket costs.

Steps for Managing Finances and Insurance After a Cancer Diagnosis (Full Video)

Presented in collaboration with Pfizer Oncology and CancerCoachLive

Steps for Managing Finances and Insurance After a Cancer Diagnosis
Chapter 2 – Having Adequate Health Insurance

Steps for Managing Finances and Insurance After a Cancer Diagnosis
Chapter 3 – Using Health Insurance Effectively

Steps for Managing Finances and Insurance After a Cancer Diagnosis
Chapter 4 – Employment, Practical, and Personal Costs

HealthCare.gov – for information about health care reform, state health insurance marketplaces, and consumer protections

Department of Health & Human Services – Affordable Care Act

Medicare

Triage Cancer Explains:
When to Enroll in Medicare

Triage Cancer Explains:
Understanding Medicare Part D

Triage Cancer Explains:
How to Pick a Medicare Plan

Triage Cancer Explains:
How to Pay for Medicare

Webinar Description

This webinar will cover the basics of the Medicare, including eligibility, the different “Parts,” how it works with other insurance, and making decisions during open enrollment.

Medicaid

Military Insurance

Prescription Drugs

Webinar Description

This webinar will help you understand insurance coverage for prescription drugs, how to maximize that coverage, and how to get help paying for out of pocket prescription drug costs.

Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

CancerFinances.org – Managing Prescription Drug Costs