Triage Cancer has developed a comprehensive training program for oncology health care professionals and advocates on health and disability insurance and finances, to improve patient and caregiver access to valuable information on how to mitigate the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis across the continuum of care.

About the Insurance & Finance Intensive


  • An Overview of the U.S. Healthcare System
    • A Brief History of the U.S. Healthcare System
    • Different Theories of Healthcare Systems
    • Health Insurance Terms You Need to Know
  • Individual & Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
    • How to Choose Between Health Insurance Plans
    • Health Consumer Protections
    • What to do When You Lose Coverage Through Your Employer (e.g., COBRA & Marketplace)
  • Government Sponsored Health Insurance
    • Medicare & Medicaid
    • How to Appeal A Claim Denial for Medicare & Medicaid
  • Tips on Using Health Insurance & Appeals
    • Making the Most of Your Health Insurance Coverage
    • What to Do When an Insurance Company Says No
  • Navigating Disability Insurance & Appeals
    • How Patients can Take Time Off and Get Paid
    • How to Apply for Disability Insurance
    • What to Do When a Disability Insurance Company Says No
  • Managing Finances & Getting Financial Help
    • Practical Tips for Rebuilding Financial Health
    • Identify Financial Assistance Options


This was the most detailed and beneficial overview of insurance and the financial implications of health care for patients that I have experienced in my time in healthcare. This is an invaluable resource and the information and advocacy you two are providing for not only cancer patients, but providers who can in turn utilize the resource to the advantage of our patients is nothing shy of incredible and admirable. Thank you so much for what you do and the inspiration you share!”

“I can’t believe I was allowed to do my job as a nurse navigator without this information!”

“As a nurse, this information is not provided in school and it is difficult to navigate day to day. All nurses need this information and if properly informed could grossly improve patient advocacy and knowledge.”

“I have attended several Triage Cancer workshops and regularly rely on them for information. I couldn't do my job as an oncology social worker without them! Thank you for all you do and how accessible you make all this information. Triage Cancer rocks!”

Upcoming Insurance & Finance Intensives

January 27 & 28, 2021
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March 6, 2021
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April 16, 2021
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May 20, 2021
Hybrid: Los Angeles or Virtual
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June 24, 2021
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September 24, 2021
Chicago, IL
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October 7, 2021
Boston, MA
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November 3, 2021
Atlanta, GA
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For Health Care Professionals

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  • Triage Cancer is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who meet the requirements will be awarded 6 contact hours.
  • Triage Cancer, #1689, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Triage Cancer maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 8/26/20 to 8/26/23. Social workers participating in this course will receive up to 6 continuing education credits.
  • Triage Cancer is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0626. Social Workers completing this course will receive 6 contact hours.
  • This course, Insurance & Finance Intensive , Approval #200708-1642, provided by Triage Cancer is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 6 General CE credits for participating in this course.

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