On August 27 & 28, 2020, Triage Cancer will host the Insurance & Finance Intensive via computer. Space is limited and priority will go to individuals who have not attended this training previously. The application period is now closed. Those accepted will be notified by August 17, 2020.

Please note: this is a two part training. Please only sign up if you are able to attend both days. Contact hours/CEs will only be provided to those that attend the entire program on both days. No partial credit may be awarded.


Thursday, August 27, 2020
8:00am – 12:00pm PT / 10:00am-2:00pm CT / 11:00am-3:00pm ET
(Attendees are asked to log on 10 minutes prior to the start time)

Friday, August 28, 2020
8:00am – 12:00pm PT / 10:00am-2:00pm CT / 11:00am-3:00pm ET
(Attendees are asked to log on 10 minutes prior to the start time)

Technology Requirements: The system requirements for Zoom can be found here.  Attendees are required to have a functional web camera to join this program. If you do not have a web camera please email info@triagecancer.org.


Joanna Morales, Esq. 
Monica Bryant, Esq. 

Target Audience: Advocates and oncology health care professionals.
Content Level: Beginner

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The application period is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by August 17, 2020. 

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Accreditation Information

  • 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 7 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: 08/26/2020 to 08/26/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 6.75 continuing education credit.


Participants will be emailed a link to the online evaluation and post-test one day after the completion of the Intensive and will have one week to complete both. Participants must receive a passing grade (80%) on the post-test to receive CEs/Contact Hours. Participants who do not pass the post-test will be given one opportunity to re-take the test. Instructions and a link to re-take the exam will be emailed to every participant who does not receive a passing grade on the post-test. If participants do not pass the post-test on the second attempt they will not receive credit. Please note: participants must attend both days to be eligible for continuing education/contact hours.

The relevant certificates will be emailed to eligible attendees within 4 weeks of the event.

Participants who need accommodations for a disability should email info@triagecancer.org.

Questions about Triage Cancer’s accreditation can be made by phone at 424.456.4628 or via email at CEU@TriageCancer.org. Complaints may be filed via fax (424) 258-7064, email CEU@TriageCancer.org or by mail to 6348 N. Milwaukee Ave., #136, Chicago, IL 60646.

Additional Program Information

Day 1
Time (all times in Pacific)SessionObjectives
8:00am – 8:50amWelcome, Cancer Survivorship, & Advocacy
  • Outline how health care professionals can engage in various types of advocacy and encourage patients to be advocates
8:50am – 9:40amOverview & History of the U.S. Health Care System
  • Outline the different theories of health care systems
  • Explain the various elements of a health insurance policy
  • Define terms used in a health insurance policy
10:00am – 12:00pmEmployer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance
  • Outline the various individual and employer-sponsored health insurance options available to patients
  • Describe consumer protections included in various federal and state laws
  • Explain the health insurance appeals process
Day 2
8:00am – 8:50pmGovernment-Sponsored Health Insurance
  • Describe eligibility differences for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Outline steps patients can take to appeal a claim denial for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Identify resources for patients to learn more about accessing Medicare and Medicaid
8:50am – 9:40amEmployment Rights
  • Outline how FMLA can be useful to patients
9:40am – 10:00amBreak
10:00am – 11:05amNavigating Disability Insurance & Appeals
  • Articulate how disability insurance can be useful to someone who can no longer work, temporarily or permanently, as a result of a cancer diagnosis
  • Explain how disability insurance works with other leave laws
11:05am – 11:55amManaging Finances After Cancer, Estate Planning, & Accessing Financial Assistance
  • Outline practical tools and tips for rebuilding financial health after a cancer diagnosis
  • Identify financial assistance options available to pay for health care & other expenses
11:55am – 12:00pmClosing