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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 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.

Our Videos

Triage Cancer Presents:
Health Insurance Basics

Triage Cancer Presents:
Picking A Health Insurance Plan

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

Our Webinars

Below you will find recordings of past webinars. Check out our upcoming webinars for up-to-date information on these topics here.

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. Joining Triage Cancer’s Monica Bryant, will be Carla Dellaporta, Director of Education & Partnerships at NeedyMeds.

Webinar Description

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.

Webinar Description

There are almost 50 million Americans who rely on Medicare for their health care needs. Whether you have been on Medicare for years, or this is the first year you are eligible, you may still have questions about how to choose your 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.

Webinar Description

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.

Other Resources