Financial & Legal Resources
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
CFAC is a coalition of financial assistance organizations joining forces to help cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges. Assistance is available for cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.
Cancer Legal Resource Center
1-866-THE-CLRC or 1-866-843-2572
Provides free and confidential information on cancer-related legal issues. Resources include materials on estate planning, COBRA, HIPAA, disability insurance, financial assistance, and more. Extremely helpful hotline.
Federal government website putting all the insurance information you will ever need in one place. Website collects both public and private health insurance options in one single place. Includes insurance option finder, information on your rights, how to navigate the healthcare marketplace, and more. English and Spanish.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Free consulting service providing information about job accommodations, the ADA, and employability of people with disabilities. Provided by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S. They provide policy analysis and research, and are a clearinghouse of news and info for the health policy community. They also provide information on health reform, Medicaid, Medicare, and the uninsured.
What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance
by Kimberly J. Calder, MPS and Karen Pollitz, MPP
Concrete, practical advice on navigating the health insurance system. Includes details on public and private sources of financial support, info on deducting medical expenses from taxes, etc. 34-page booklet. English and Spanish.des information on treatment, clinical trials, and statistical data. English and Spanish.