Insurance Resources

CancerFinances.org
https://cancerfinances.org/
Triage Cancer and The SamFund have partnered on an online tool to help navigate financial resources after a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Insurance Checklist
http://www.cancerinsurancechecklist.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cancer_coverage_checklist_tabloid_dk-changes-03.pdf
The Cancer Insurance Checklist is an online tool you can use to compare different insurance plans in the federally funded Marketplace. (In English and Spanish)

Cobra: Department of Labor FAQ on your rights
https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/cobra-continuation-health-coverage-consumer.pdf
Offers descriptions of cobra, your rights and options.

Compassionate Allowances for Ovarian Cancer: Disability Benefits Center https://www.disabilitybenefitscenter.org/compassionate-allowances/ovarian-cancer-social-security-disability
Describes the Social Security Administration (SSA) Compassionate Allowances program to help reduce some of the financial burdens that may accompany the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

Healthcare.gov
https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/
Healthcare.gov is the website where you can research different insurance plans in your state to find the best fit for you and sign up during open enrollment or a Special Enrollment Period.

Medicaid
https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/getting-medicaid-chip/
Provides overview of Medicaid program and eligibility requirements.

Medicare
https://www.medicare.gov/
Provides overview of Medicare, eligibility requirement, and application.

Nutrition Assistance Programs
https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10100.pdf
Describes SNAP, WIC, and other programs that supply access to food/nutrition.

Social Security Administration: Overview of Disability Programs
https://www.ssa.gov/redbook/eng/overview-disability.htm
Offers description of each program including SSI, SSDI, and returning to work.

Social Security Disability Income
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/disability.htm
Women with ovarian cancer may qualify for social security disability income. Visit this website to learn more and apply.

SSI and SSD: Disability Benefits Center
https://www.disabilitybenefitscenter.org/supplemental-security-income/how-to-qualify
Describes the eligibility criteria for supplemental security income and social security disability.