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.
CancerFinances.org – Health Insurance Module
Triage Cancer Educational Blogs – Health Insurance
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During open enrollment, you can make changes to your health insurance coverage or pick a new plan. This webinar will cover the key things to look for when comparing health insurance plans and how to choose a plan that minimizes out-of-pocket costs.
This webinar covers tips to navigate health insurance and reduce out-of-pocket costs. This includes how to compare options, appeal denials of coverage, manage medical bills and health care expenses, and protect your credit.
Presented in collaboration with Pfizer Oncology and CancerCoachLive
HealthCare.gov – for information about health care reform, state health insurance marketplaces, and consumer protections
When an insurance company denies your claim you don’t have to take “NO” for an answer. Learn about the appeals process for individual and employer-sponsored health plans, Medicare, and Medicaid.
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.
This webinar covers the basics of Medicaid and other income-based programs, including SNAP, housing assistance, Supplemental Security Income, and other government benefits. It will also cover practical tips to overcome common barriers that people face when applying.
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.