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Virginia 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 Virginia.

 

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
Virginia Office of Attorney General, Division of Human Rights
804.225.2292
www.oag.state.va.us/index.php/programs-initiatives/human-rights

Vocational Rehabilitation
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
www.vadrs.org/

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

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

Virginia Bureau of Insurance
804.371.1157 or 800.552.7945
www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/

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

COBRA-Virginia
Virginia Bureau of Insurance
804.371.1157 or 800.552.7945
www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)
855.242.8282
www.coverva.org/programs_famis.cfm

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

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Medical Assistance Programs
www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/medical_assistance/

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
The Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC)
http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/files/links/630/CCC%20Plus%20Waiver%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program
800.432.5924 (in Virginia) or 804.225.4236
https://www.dmas.virginia.gov/files/links/2062/HIPP%20Programs%20Manual_Published_07.20.2018%20(draft).pdf

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)
Virginia Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (VICAP)
800.552.3402
https://www.vda.virginia.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Virginia Employment Commission
www.vec.virginia.gov/

Agency: Virginia Employment Commission

Information and filing available at https://www.vec.virginia.gov/cr. Claimants can file online or by phone. Claimants can file weekly recertifications for benefits online or by phone. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $378. Benefits may be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. Payments are available via direct deposit or debit card. Most claimants are required to register with the Virginia Workforce Connection and to make multiple job search contacts per week in order to maintain eligibility for benefits. There is a comprehensive guidebook available here: https://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed/claimant-handbook. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://www.vec.virginia.gov/frequently-asked-questions#uifaqs. Customer service can be reached by phone: 1-866-832-2363.

Updates related to Virginia unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://www.vec.virginia.gov/covid19 and https://www.vec.virginia.gov/node/11790

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.

VA. Code Ann. §§2.2-2818 (16), 38.2-3418.8 – The statutes apply to private insurers, specified managed care plans, and public employee health plans. This section mandates coverage for patient costs arising from cancer clinical trials (specifically, Phases II, III and IV are covered). Phase I clinical trials may be covered on a case-by-case basis.  However, health plan delivered, issued, or renewed in the state on or after July 1, 1999 (including specific limited benefit policies, policies designed for those eligible for Medicare, and other similar state or governmental plans) are not mandated to comply with this statute.

Clinical trial must be approved by either:  (1) NCI, (2) NCI cooperative group or center, (3) U.S. F.D.A. in the form of an investigational new drug application, (4) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, or (5) a state IRB with a multiple project assurance contract approved by the Office of Protection from Research Risks of the NCI.  The faculty and personnel providing the treatment must be capable of doing so because of their experience.  A clearly superior, non-investigational treatment alternative must not exist, and the patient’s physician must recommend participation as being appropriate treatment. (Verified 1/2011)

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?991+ful+CHAP0643