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Missouri 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 Missouri.

 

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
Missouri Commission on Human Rights
573.751.3325
mchr@labor.mo.gov
www.labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights

Vocational Rehabilitation
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
877.222.8963 or 573.751.3251
www.dese.mo.gov/vr/vocrehab.htm

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Health Insurance

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

Missouri Department of Insurance
573.751.4126
www.insurance.mo.gov

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

COBRA-Missouri
Missouri Department of Insurance
573.751.4126
www.insurance.mo.gov

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
MO HealthNet for Kids
888.275.5908
www.dss.mo.gov/mhk

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Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

MO HealthNet Division
537.751.3425
www.dss.mo.gov/mhd

Missouri Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP)
MO HealthNet Division
573.751.2005
www.dss.mo.gov/mhd/participants/pages/hipp.htm

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
https://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/careoptions.php 

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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)
Missouri CLAIM
800.390.3330
https://missouriclaim.org

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Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
800.320.2519
www.labor.mo.gov/DES/Claims

Agency: Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Filing and information available at: https://labor.mo.gov/unemployed-workers. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $320. Benefits may be claimed for a maximum of 20 weeks. Payments are available via debit card or direct deposit. Initial payments will be made to eligible claimants approximately three weeks after filing. Claimants must maintain eligibility by conducting an active work search with at least three job contacts per week and must log these contacts on the filing site. There is a chat feature on the main website for basic questions. Informational videos are available here: https://labor.mo.gov/DES/videos. Customer service is available by phone or email here: https://labor.mo.gov/unemployed-workers#mini-panel-unemployed-workers-tabs3.

Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://molabor.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/topics/38070-unemployed-workers

Updates related to Missouri unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus

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.

MO St. Ann. §376.429 – The statute applies to all health benefit plans issued, delivered, continued, or renewed on or after August 28, 2006 to Missouri residents. These insurers must provide coverage of routine patient care costs for clinical trials. The final provision of the statute specifically excludes various plans, including many limited benefit policies.

Only Phase III and IV clinical trials are covered, the purposes of which must be the prevention, early detection, or treatment of cancer. The trial must be approved or funded by one of the following: (1) NIH, (2) NIH cooperative group or center, (3) a qualified research entity that meets NIH Center support grant eligibility requirements, (4) U.S. F.D.A., (5) U.S. Dept. of Defense, (6) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, or (7) a Missouri IRB that has been approved by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. The facility or personnel providing the experimental treatment must be experienced. There must be equal to or superior non-investigational treatment alternatives. Data related to the clinical trial must provide a reasonable expectation that the treatment will be superior to the non-investigational alternatives. (Current 6/7/11)

http://www.senate.mo.gov/06info/pdf-bill/tat/SB567.pdf