Clinical Trials: State Laws About Insurance Coverage

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To learn more about clinical trials

More information from your American Cancer Society

The following information may also be helpful to you. These free materials may be ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345 or read on our website,

Health insurance and money issues

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

Clinical trials information

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know (also in Spanish)

Informed Consent (also in Spanish)

The basics of cancer research

Learning About New Cancer Treatments

Learning About New Ways to Prevent Cancer

National organizations and websites

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

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Toll-free number: 1-866-470-6242

    Provides a map of the United States to find your state’s Commissioner of Insurance/State Insurance department; or call the hotline number from a local phone to get the phone number of your state insurance department

US Department of Health and Human Services
Toll-free number: 1-800-318-2596 (also in Spanish) for state marketplace information
TTY: 1-855-889-4325

    Provides information on the new federal insurance law, takes you through the steps of finding health insurance, and much more. If you don’t have internet access, the phone number will connect you with your state’s marketplace.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – HHS
Toll-free number: 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE)
TTY: 1-877-486-2048
Web site:

    Has complete and up-to-date information on Medicare and can give you contact information for Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Web site:

    For accurate, up-to-date information about cancer for patients, their families, and the general public; also provides information on understanding clinical trials, deciding whether to take part in trials, finding trials that may be right you, plus research news, and other resources

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

Last Medical Review: 01/22/2014
Last Revised: 02/05/2014