- Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Financial and Insurance Issues
- Covering the costs of cancer treatment
- Private health insurance options
- Types of private health plans for children
- How to manage your child’s health insurance
- Getting answers to insurance-related questions
- Keeping records of your child’s insurance and medical costs
- Handling a health insurance claim denial
- Keeping employer-sponsored health insurance coverage
- Government-funded health plans
- Who regulates insurance plans?
- Options for uninsured children
- What sources are available to help with treatment costs if my child doesn’t have insurance and there’s no public assistance available?
- Financial issues for families: Getting help with living expenses
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Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Financial and Insurance Issues
When a child or teen is diagnosed with cancer, families and parents will face and need to cope with many problems. Here, we offer ideas for managing the costs of cancer diagnosis and treatment. This is one in a series of documents for parents and caregivers of a child with cancer. The other pieces cover issues like how to cope with the cancer diagnosis, understanding the health care system, returning to school, and the late effects of cancer treatment.
Last Medical Review: 11/13/2014
Last Revised: 01/08/2015