On May 20, 2021, Triage Cancer will host the Insurance & Finance Intensive for health care professionals as a hybrid program available via computer or in Los Angeles.

This comprehensive in-person or virtual workshop is a certificate program for nurses, social workers, other 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.


Thursday, May 20, 2021
8:30am – 4:30pm PT / 10:30am-6:30pm CT / 11:30am-7:30pm ET
(Attendees are asked to log on 10 minutes prior to the start time)

Location: Downtown Los Angeles or online via computer

Technology Requirements (if participating via computer): 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.

Please note: This Intensive is available as a hybrid option. It is offered both in Los Angeles and online. Complete the registration form to indicate the method in which you would like to attend the event. While we are planning to offer an in-person option for this event, we may have to transition to a completely virtual event.

Joanna Morales, Esq. 
Monica Bryant, Esq. 

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


Instructions to Participate via Computer: Space is limited and priority will go to individuals who have not attended this training previously. Your registration to this event does not guarantee your acceptance. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 3, 2021. If you do not respond to the acceptance email, you will not receive materials or the Zoom link. In the application, please provide the mailing address that you would like hard copy materials sent to. We will only mail materials once.

Instructions to Participate In PersonPlease complete the registration form below and indicate that you would like to attend the in-person option in Los Angeles.

If you are having trouble completing this form, please access the form in your browser or complete this .pdf version and email it back to info@triagecancer.org.

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Please note: Agenda is in Pacific time. 

TimeSessionLearning Outcomes
8:30am - 9:25amIntroduction to Cancer-Related Legal Issues, Cancer Survivorship, & Advocacy1) Outline how health care professionals can engage in various types of advocacy and encourage patients to be advocates.
9:25am - 10:15amOverview & History of the U.S. Health Care System1) Outline the different theories of health care systems. 2) Explain the various elements of a health insurance policy. 3) Define terms used in a health insurance policy.
10:15am – 10:30amBreak
10:30am - 12:00pmEmployer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance1) Outline the various individual and employer-sponsored health insurance options available to patients. 2) Describe consumer protections included in various federal and state laws. 3) Explain the health insurance appeals process.
12:00pm - 12:30pmLunch
12:30pm - 1:15pmEmployer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance (continued)See above.
1:15pm - 2:00pmGovernment-Sponsored Health Insurance1) Describe eligibility differences for Medicare and Medicaid. 2) Outline steps patients can take to appeal a claim denial for Medicare and Medicaid. 3) Identify resources for patients to learn more about accessing Medicare and Medicaid.
2:00pm – 2:15pmBreak
2:15pm - 4:10pmNavigating Disability Insurance & Appeals1) Outline how FMLA can be useful to patients. 2) Articulate how disability insurance can be useful to someone who can no longer work, temporarily or permanently, as a result of a cancer diagnosis. 3) Explain how disability insurance works with other leave laws.
4:10pm - 4:25pmManaging Finances After Cancer & Accessing Financial Assistance1) Outline practical tools and tips for rebuilding financial health after a cancer diagnosis. 2) Identify financial assistance options available to pay for health care & other expenses.
4:25pm - 4:30pmClosing

Accreditation Information

Nurses: 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.

360 minutes of instruction/60 minutes = 6 contact hours

Social Workers: 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 continuing education credit.

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.

Requirements: 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 the entire day to be eligible for continuing education/contact hours. Partial credit will not be given.

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.