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 coverage 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.
Triage Cancer Educational Blogs – Health Insurance
CancerFinances.org – Health Insurance Module
Below you will find recordings of past webinars. Check out our upcoming webinars for up-to-date information on these topics here.
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.
There are almost 50 million Americans who rely on Medicare for their health care needs. Whether one has been receiving Medicare for years, or this is the first year they are eligible, they may still have questions about how to choose coverage. This webinar will cover the basics of the Medicare system, including how to become eligible, the different “Parts,” and what to think about during open enrollment.
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.
This webinar will explore the different types of health insurance, learn how to pick the best plan to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, as well as other ways to reduce the financial burden of cancer. This webinar will provide social workers, nurses, and other types of health care professionals with a foundation to help patients make those decisions and provide appropriate referrals.
Has your health insurance company denied coverage for a treatment, procedure or a prescription drug? You don’t need to take “No” for an answer. Depending on the type of health insurance coverage you have, there is a process for appealing your insurance company’s decision. This webinar will describe the appeals process for private health insurance, employer-sponsored health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, to help you get the medical care you need.
HealthCare.gov – for information about health care reform, state health insurance marketplaces, and consumer protections