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Louisiana Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Louisiana.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Louisiana Commission on Human Rights
225.342.6969
http://www.gov.louisiana.gov/page/lchr

State Health Care Coverage Facts
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
https://ccf.georgetown.edu/state-childrens-health-facts/

Vocational Rehabilitation
Louisiana,Workforce Commission, Rehabilitation Services Division
225.342.3111
www.laworks.net/workforceDev/LRS/LRS_Rehabilitation.asp

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Health Insurance

Louisiana Health  Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/

Louisiana Department of Insurance
225.342.5900 or 800.259.5300
www.ldi.louisiana.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Insurance
225.342.5900 or 800.259.5300
www.ldi.louisiana.gov or https://www.cobrainsurancebenefits.org/LA-Louisiana/Cobra-Insurance.html

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
LaCHIP
877.252.2447
http://www.ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/222

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/la/index.html

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Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Louisiana Medicaid
888.342.6207
www.new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/1/n/331

Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (LaHIPP)
888.695.2447
http://www.ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/2693

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Community Choices Waiver
http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/380

Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment (LaHIPP) Program
855.618.5488
http://www.ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/2693

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Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
800.259.5300
http://www.ldi.la.gov/consumers/senior-health-shiip

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Louisiana Workforce Commission
225.342.3111
www.laworks.net/Homepage.asp

Agency: Louisiana Workforce Commission

Information available at: http://www.laworks.net/Homepage.asp. The maximum weekly benefit amount is $247. Benefits may be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. Payments are available via debit card or direct deposit. More filing information can be found here: http://www.laworks.net/UnemploymentInsurance/UI_Claimants.asp. Weekly certifications can be made by phone: http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/UI/EasyCall.pdf. Claimants must maintain an active work search while claiming benefits and will automatically be registered in a job search site when claiming unemployment benefits. Claimants must prove three job search contacts per week. Frequently asked questions are answered here: http://www.laworks.net/FAQs/FAQ_MainMenu.asp#UI. A comprehensive guidebook is available here: http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/UI/UIBenefitRightsInformation.pdf.

Updates related to Louisiana unemployment benefits and Covid-19: http://www.laworks.net/FAQs/FAQ_COVID-19_QandA.asp, http://www.laworks.net/PublicRelations/COVID_19_Information.asp, http://www.laworks.net/Videos/COVID-19_HowToFileClaim.mp4, http://www.laworks.net/Videos/COVID-19_HowToFileWPO.mp4, and http://www.laworks.net/Videos/COVID-19_SixHundredDollars.mp4

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

LA R.S. § 22:1044: Each policy or plan subject to the provisions of this Section shall provide coverage for patient costs incurred as a result of a treatment being provided in accordance with a clinical trial for cancer except any applicable copayment, deductible, or coinsurance amounts.The treatment must have: (1) “therapeutic or palliative intent” for cancer patients of the early detection of cancer; (2) only Phase II, III, and IV cancer clinical trials are covered; (3), the treatment must be approved by one of the following: (a) NIH, (b) NIH cooperative group, (c) U.S. Dept. of Defense, (d) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, (e) U.S. F.D.A in the form of an investigational new drug application, (f) a federally funded general clinical research center, or (g) the Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups; (4) the protocol of the trial must be reviewed and approved by a state IRB (specifically, one that has a multiple project assurance contract approved by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Protection from Research Risks); (5) a clearly superior, non-investigational alternative approach must not exist; (6) clinical or preclinical data must provide a reasonable expectation that the treatment will be as effective as the non-investigational alternative; and (7) the patient must sign an IRB-approved informed consent form. (current 1/2011)

http://senate.legis.state.la.us/SessionInfo/Archives/1999/Highlights/LinkShell.asp?type=Insurance