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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Health insurance

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

The Health Care Law: How It Can Help People With Cancer and Their Families (also in Spanish)

What Is COBRA? (also in Spanish)

Medicare Part D: Things People With Cancer May Want To Know

Children Diagnosed With Cancer: Financial and Insurance Issues

Medicare Coverage for Cancer Prevention and Early Detection (also in Spanish)

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (also in Spanish)

Keeping your job

Americans With Disabilities Act: Information for People Facing Cancer (also in Spanish)

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (also in Spanish)

Financial issues

Prescription Drug Assistance (also in Spanish)

How to Find a Financial Planner Sensitive to Cancer Issues: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Off Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Advanced Illness: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Can I Be Prepared If Cancer Occurs?: Financial Guidance for Those With Concerns About Cancer

Living with cancer

Patient’s Bill of Rights (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

US Department of Labor, Employee Benefits, Security Administration (EBSA)
Toll-free number: 1-866-444-3272 (1-866-444-EBSA)
Website: www.dol.gov/ebsa

    For information on COBRA, FMLA, and HIPAA requirements of employer-based insurance coverage; self-insured health plans; and information for military reservists who must leave their private employer for active duty

Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
Toll-free number: 1-866-843-2572 (may need to leave a number for a call back)
TTY: 213-736-8310
Website: www.cancerlegalresourcecenter.org

    Provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues, including health insurance coverage and denial of benefits, to cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer

US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Toll-free number: 1-877-696-6775
Website: www.healthcare.gov

    For the most current information on health care laws and insurance changes, and how they might affect you. The main DHHS web site is www.hhs.gov, which has more general health and regulatory information. This federal agency is responsible for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services; it offers information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Indian Health Service (IHS) and more

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Toll-free number: 1-866-470-6242
Website: http://naic.org/state_web_map.htm

    Has information on how to find your state’s Insurance Commissioner, information about insurance and insurance companies, and how to file a consumer complaint with state insurance departments

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 12/31/2013
Last Revised: 12/31/2013