Join us on Friday, November 2, 2018, for a Finance & Insurance Intensive hosted by Triage Cancer.

This comprehensive, in-person 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 about these legal and practical cancer survivorship issues.

This program is relevant for health care professionals at any stage of their careers!


Registration: 8:45am-9:00am
Program: 9:00am-4:45pm
Lunch will be provided.

American Cancer Society
4550 E. Bell Road, Ste. 126
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Parking is available for a fee in the adjacent lot. 

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Please complete the following form to register. 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.

Additional Program Information


Joanna Morales, Esq. 
Monica Bryant, Esq. 


9:00am – 9:45am Welcome, Cancer Survivorship, & Advocacy
9:45am – 10:40am Overview & History of the U.S. Health Care System
10:40am – 12:00pm Employer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 1:15pm Employer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance (continued)
1:15pm – 2:10pm Government-Sponsored Health Insurance
2:10pm – 2:25pm Break
2:25pm – 3:50pm Navigating Disability Insurance & Appeals
3:50pm – 4:25pm Managing Finances After Cancer & Accessing Financial Assistance
4:25pm – 4:30pm Closing

Accreditation Information

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. (Program #0427 is approved for up to 6 contact hours).

Triage Cancer (ACE Approval Number) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Triage Cancer maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: (Insert Dates). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.

In order to receive CE/Contact Hours, attendees must physically sign in when they arrive, return a completed evaluation, and sign out when they leave. Additionally, attendees who successfully complete a post-test with a passing grade (80%) will also receive the American Cancer Society/Triage Cancer Certificate of Financial Navigation.  The relevant certificates will be emailed to eligible attendees approximately 4 weeks after the event.


Time Session Objectives
9:30am – 10:15am Cancer Survivorship: Advocacy & Empowerment ·        Outline how health care professionals can engage in various types of advocacy and encourage patients to be advocates
10:15am – 11:10am An Overview 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

11:10am – 12:30pm


1:00pm – 1:45pm

Employer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance Part 1 & Part 2 ·        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

1:45pm – 2:40pm Government 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

2:55pm – 4:20pm Navigating Disability Insurance & Appeals ·        Outline how FMLA can be useful to patients

·        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

4:20pm – 4:55pm Managing Finances & Accessing Financial Assistance Options ·        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

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