Financial Support

Financial Support

Financial Support

Know Your Rights (December 26, 2016)

There are things you can do if your health plan won’t pay for your medical treatment or delays your care. Health insurance companies can take a number of steps to control their costs. This can mean... Continue Reading

A Life Insurance Line of Credit (August 17, 2010)

Cancer treatment, especially over an extended period, can be extremely costly. You and your family may feel as though you’ve exhausted your financial resources. Options, however, do exist to help cover... Continue Reading

Advice for Employees with Cancer (November 21, 2009)

Working Through Treatment Work life doesn’t stop once you have been diagnosed with cancer. Many people have to—and want to—work during and after treatment. If you plan to continue working while undergoing... Continue Reading

Illness and Disability: Know your Rights and Options (November 20, 2009)

State-, federal-, and employment-sponsored programs exist to assist you if you are unable to work. By Patient Advocate Foundation If you are facing serious illnesses and the inability to continue working,... Continue Reading

Financial and Insurance Issues: Getting Started (November 20, 2009)

Financial and insurance issues can be stressful and confusing for you and your caregivers. It is important to create an organized system for managing this aspect of cancer care. By educating yourself about... Continue Reading

Looking Beyond State and Federal Programs for Medical Expense Assistance (November 20, 2009)

Hospital and pharmaceutical initiatives all exist to help cover your costs. Read on to learn how you can find the resources you need. By Donna Sternberg, RN, OCN, Vice President of Patient Services; and... Continue Reading

Clinical Trials and Insurance: Understanding Your Coverage (November 20, 2009)

Currently, a very small percentage of eligible patients actually participate in clinical trials, research studies required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prove safety and efficacy of new medications. ... Continue Reading

Your Insurance: Defining the Explanation of Benefit (November 20, 2009)

An explanation of benefit (EOB) provides important information about particular health claims that have been processed. You receive an EOB whenever you or your healthcare provider files a claim and your... Continue Reading

Insurance 101: What You Need to Know About Your Insurance Plan (November 19, 2009)

“We do not have a good system of education for understanding insurance in this country,” Nancy says. And, unfortunately, most people aren’t concerned with the cancer benefits offered by their insurance... Continue Reading

Understanding Your Insurance Plan: Usual, Customary and Reasonable Charges (November 19, 2009)

Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR) rates are used by insurance companies to determine what amount of a medical bill the insurance plan will cover. UCR rates are determined by geographic region and the... Continue Reading

Navigating the Insurance Appeals Process (November 19, 2009)

Follow these important steps to ensure that your appeal gets the attention it deserves. By the Patient Advocate Foundation Facing an insurance denial for a medical procedure or therapy during the already... Continue Reading

Expensing Medical Costs on Your Tax Return (November 17, 2009)

Even with good insurance, treatment and follow-up care for cancer can incur many out-of-pocket expenses. One way to recoup some of these expenses is to do an itemized deduction for your medical and dental... Continue Reading

Understanding Insurance Terms (November 17, 2009)

To understand how your insurance policy works and make sure that you maximize your benefits, you’ll need a thorough understanding of the many terms involved. Familiarize yourself with the list below... Continue Reading

Insurance Tip: Getting the Most from Your Policy (November 17, 2009)

Medical insurance and bill management can be one of the most frustrating aspects of cancer care for you and your caregivers.  Importantly, most hospitals and clinics will provide a patient services representative... Continue Reading

Learning About Financial Solutions for Cancer Patients (November 17, 2009)

Understanding the many financial issues that accompany a cancer diagnosis is an important part of managing your cancer and experiencing the best outcomes—in terms of both health and general well-being.... Continue Reading

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