Financial / Insurance / Legal
These resources support patients in managing the cost of cancer treatment and provide education and information regarding legal rights of employees and Medicare beneficiaries.
Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplaces by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. The site offers free webinars, publications and resume reviews, an Ask a Career Coach discussion board and more resources to help people get back to work after cancer diagnosis and treatment.
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to address the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments. They help people with cancer overcome financial access and treatment barriers by assisting them with co-payments for their prescribed treatments. This foundation offers easy-to-access, same-day approval over the phone and online. Learn more about the requirements to apply.
Cancer Legal Resource Center
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. CLRC provides information through its national telephone assistance line, outreach programs and community activities to educate and support cancer patients, their families, health care professionals and advocates on matters like maintaining employment through treatment, accessing health care and government benefits, taking medical leave and estate planning.
Health Insurance Marketplace
The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. They allow individuals and small businesses to compare health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they are eligible for tax credits for private insurance or health programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and enroll in a health plan that meets their needs.
The HealthWell Foundation is a leading non-profit dedicated to improving access to care for the nation's uninsured. The Foundation helps bridge the gap between insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses by providing financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain costs, including: prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, health insurance premiums and deductibles and other selected out-of-pocket health care costs. Find out if you are eligible for assistance.
Medicare Rights Center
The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. The organization aims to ensure that all Medicare patients and their caregivers understand the quality of care they are entitled to and their options. This resource elaborates on the basics of Medicare eligibility, coverage, plan options, costs and Medicare rights.
My Medicare Matters
My Medicare Matters is a comprehensive national education program designed to make it easier for people with Medicare (and those turning 65) to make informed and confident choices about their health coverage and to make the most of that coverage. Their website covers topics from overall Medicare coverage information to details on enrollment periods and more. One-on-one assistance is available at no cost in selecting and enrolling in health care coverage that best fits that individual from a licensed Benefits Advisor at Aon Retiree Health Exchange™ or Via Benefits™.
Medical Assistance Tool
Building upon the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), the Medical Assistance Tool (MAT) is a confidential, free-to-use research tool that gives patients, loved ones and health care providers a single point of access to hundreds of public and private assistance programs, as well as connecting them with more transparent information about the cost of medicine. The site is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association and contains approximately 900 public and private assistance programs that help those with financial need get access to their prescriptions.
National Cancer Legal Services Network
The National Cancer Legal Services Network (NCLSN) promotes access to health care and seeks to increase the availability of legal services for people living with cancer, their families and caregivers. Through direct work, educational efforts and advocacy, this multidisciplinary coalition helps to alleviate the legal and economic consequences of cancer so that those affected may focus on their medical care and quality of life. The NCLSN supports the efforts of individuals and organizations focused on meeting the legal needs of the cancer-affected community.
Patient Access Network Foundation
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases with the out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. Find out if you or your loved one would qualify for assistance.
Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national non-profit organization that provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF provides in-depth assistance through personalized case management, financial support and connection to critical community resources. PAF serves uninsured and insured patients nationwide at no cost to help overcome and resolve insurance-related and financial obstacles that impact care.
Patient Services, Inc.
Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides a “safety net” for patients with rare, chronic illnesses who are struggling to pay their premiums and co-payments. PSI supports patients living with specific chronic illnesses by: locating health insurance in all 50 states, subsidizing the cost of health insurance premiums, providing pharmacy and treatment co-payment assistance, assisting with Medicare Part D Co-insurance, helping with advocacy for Social Security Disability and providing Compassionate Prescription Drugs in collaboration with Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs through the PSI-PI Pharmacy (a non-profit pharmacy). Apply online to see if you or your loved one may be eligible for assistance.