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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

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.

Webinar Description

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.

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

Webinar Description

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.

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