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Vermont 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 Vermont.

 

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
Vermont Human Rights Commission
802.828.2480
www.hrc.vermont.gov/

Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocrehab Vermont
www.vocrehab.vermont.gov

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Vermont Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
Vermont Health Connect
855.899.9600
www.portal.healthconnect.vermont.gov/

Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
802.828.3301
www.dfr.vermont.gov/

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

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

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Dr. Dynasaur
802.871.3092
www.greenmountaincare.org/health_plans/dr_dynasaur

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

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)
800.642.5119
http://www.vermont4a.org/medicare

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Vermont Department of Labor
802.828.4000
www.labor.vermont.gov/?tabid=109

Agency: Vermont Department of Labor

Information and filing available at https://labor.vermont.gov/unemployment-insurance/ui-claimants. Claimants can also file by phone: 1-877-214-3330 or 1-888-807-7072. Weekly recertification claims can be filed online: https://uipublic01.labor.vermont.gov/Claimantportal/portal/login.aspx or by phone: 1-800-983-2300. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $513. Benefits can be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. Payments can be made via check or direct deposit. Most claimants will be required to register for Vermont JobLink and report at least three job search contacts per week in order to maintain eligibility for benefits. There is a comprehensive guidebook available here: https://labor.vermont.gov/sites/labor/files/doc_library/B-11Claimant%20handbook%202019.pdf. Customer service can be reached at 1-877-214-3332.

Updates related to Vermont unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://labor.vermont.gov/covid19 and https://labor.vermont.gov/CARESact_Vermont/SelfEmployed and https://labor.vermont.gov/sites/labor/files/documents/Twitter%20%283%29.jpg

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.

8 V.S.A. §4088b – The statute applies to all health benefit plans issued in the state and provides for coverage of routine costs for patients who participate in cancer clinical trials.

Clinical trials that qualify must be conducted under the auspices of the following providers:  the Vermont Cancer Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and approved clinical trials administered by a hospital and its affiliated cancer care providers,  To the extent that a patient seeks to participate in a clinical trial located outside of the state, coverage will be required only if the patient provides notice to the plan prior to participating and no clinical trial is available in the Vermont of New Hampshire cancer providers set forth above.  The statute also states that out-of-state/out-of-network coverage will be provided if the patient’s cancer care provider refers the patient after completing a clinical trial and the subsequent trial is in the patient’s best interest, or if the health benefit plan already approved an out-of-network cancer care provider.  (Verified 7/2011)

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/docs/2006/acts/ACT003.HTM