Join us on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, for a Triage Cancer Insurance & Finance Intensive.

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.

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

Registration: 8am-8:30am

Program: 8:30am-4:45pm

Lunch will be provided.


University of Illinois Chicago
Student Center West, Thompson Rooms, 2nd Fl.
828 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612

Directions: once inside the Student Center, signs on the first floor will guide you to the staircase and Thompson rooms. Use the stairs in the atrium next to Starbucks to access the 2nd floor.

Parking is available for $15 all day in the Wood Street Parking Structure at 1100 S. Wood St.

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Additional Program Information


Joanna Morales, Esq. 
Monica Bryant, Esq. 


8:30am – 9:25amWelcome, Cancer Survivorship, & Advocacy
9:25am – 10:15amOverview & History of the U.S. Health Care System
10:15am – 10:30amBreak
10:30am – 12:00pmEmployer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance
12:00pm – 12:30pmLunch
12:30pm – 1:15pmEmployer-Sponsored & Individual Health Insurance (continued)
1:15pm – 2:00pmGovernment-Sponsored Health Insurance
2:00pm – 2:15pmBreak
2:15pm – 4:15pmNavigating Disability Insurance & Appeals
4:15pm – 4:40pmManaging Finances After Cancer & Accessing Financial Assistance
4:40pm – 4:45pmClosing

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 up to 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: 8/26/19 to 8/26/20. Social workers participating in this course will receive up to 6 continuing education credits.

In order to receive CEs/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.


Cancer Survivorship: Advocacy & Empowerment·        Outline how health care professionals can engage in various types of advocacy and encourage patients to be advocates
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




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

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

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

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


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.