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North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

 

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
North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Civil Rights Division
www.ncoah.com/civil/

Vocational Rehabilitation
North Carolina Health & Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services
919.855.4800
www.ncdhhs.gov/dvrs/

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

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

North Carolina Department of Insurance
855.408.1212
www.ncdoi.com

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

COBRA-North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Insurance
855.408.1212
www.ncdoi.com

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Children's Health Insurance Program
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/nc/index.html

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

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

North Carolina Medicaid Program
919.855.4100 or 800.662.7030
www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults
https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/get-started/find-programs-and-services/community-alternatives-program-for-disabled-adults

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

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

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
855.408.1212
http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/Default.aspx

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
North Carolina Employment Security Commission
888.737.0259
https://des.nc.gov

Agency: North Carolina Department of Commerce Division of Employment Security

Information and filing available at https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment. Step-by-step instructions on filing can be found here: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/faqs/claim-filing-instructions. Information on filing weekly certifications for benefits can be found here: https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment/file-your-weekly-certification. Informational videos on how to apply can be found here: https://des.nc.gov/apply-unemployment/filing-your-unemployment-application and here: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/video-tutorials. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $350. Benefits may be claimed for a maximum of 20 weeks. Payment is available via a debit card or direct deposit. Most claimants will be required to make at least three job search contacts per week and maintain a record of job search activities in order to maintain eligibility. Most likely, the claimant will need to register with the NCWorks job service. A work search record form will be provided to the claimant: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/faqs/work-search-guidelines-faqs. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/faqs. Customer service can be reached at 888-737-0259.

Updates related to North Carolina unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information/federal-unemployment-assistance and https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information and https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-nc-unemployment-insurance-information

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.

N.C.G.S §58-3-255 – The statute applies to health insurance plans and state employees’ comprehensive major medical plan.  The law requires these entities to cover medically necessary costs of health care services associated with covered clinical trials.  The statute emphasizes that non-FDA approved drugs (i.e., investigational drugs) will not be covered by the mandate.

Covered clinical trials include Phases I, II, III and IV studies designed to evaluate new treatments and drugs for life-threatening illnesses.  The tx and drugs being evaluated must be preferable to non-investigational alternatives.  Furthermore, clinical and pre-clinical data must exist to show the efficacy of the experimental treatment.  The trials must involve by centered or cooperative groups funded by one of the following: (1) NIH, (2)U.S. F.D.A., (3) CDC, (4) the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, (5) U.S. Dept. of Defense, or (6) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  Moreover, the insurer itself may cover clinical trials sponsored by the entities.  For coverage, the insured participants must meet protocol requirements and provide informed consent. (Updated 7/2011)

https://www.nmlegis.gov/sessions/01%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0240.html