Cancer and Careers is dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers, Cancer and Careers strives to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer.
Cancer Care, Inc. is a nonprofit social service agency that assists families and patients in coping with the emotional, psychological, and financial consequences of cancer. It has a toll-free counseling line and teleconference programs providing assistance to individuals and families. Information about cancer and treatments, financial counseling, financial assistance, and referrals to other support services are also available. The Helping Children Cope program offers resources to help children deal with cancer in a parent or close relative.
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges. Visitors can search for organizations by cancer diagnosis or type of assistance/need.
Cancer For College
Cancer for College awards college scholarships to current and former cancer patients.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244
Medicare.gov is the official U.S. government site for Medicare. Key elements of the site include information on Medicare costs, what Medicare covers, drug coverage, supplements and other insurance, claims and appeals, managing your health, and many other resources. The site also provides helpful links and ways you can take action to get the coverage you need.
Foundation For Children With Cancer
11327 Gravois Road, Suite 202
St. Louis, MO 63126
Offers financial assistance to parents of children with cancer.
This free online tool allows users to create a personal fundraising page for any person, cause, or non-profit and easily collect donations from all over the world. The service has been highly successful, helping people raise thousands of dollars to pay for their loved ones' medical expenses.
Good Days From CDF (formerly Chronic Disease Fund)
This organization offers not only help for pharmaceutical financial assistance for those with chronic disease, but also helps find the right insurance, transportation, lodging and gas assistance.
660 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Healthline is a medical website providing health news and information. They recently launched a new product with their partner FundRazr that provides a way for cancer patients to crowdfund money to cover medical bills. Check out an overview of why crowdfunding for cancer causes is successful, examples of campaigns and a tool to start your own campaign here.
The HealthWell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2003 to address the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance copayments, premiums, coinsurance, or other out-of-pocket health care costs.
insureUStoday.org is a collaborative effort of healthcare stakeholders to add clarity and take the confusion out of healthcare reform. Their goal is to help improve your understanding of the benefits you will experience as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This website features a timeline of implementation, interactive blog, helpful resources and informative media articles.
Jennifer Ireland Foundation
Offers financial assistance for colon cancer patients in Missouri and Kansas with dependent children under the age of 23.
National Patient Advocate Foundation
National Managed Care Resource Network
753 Thimble Shoals, Suite 200
Newport News, VA 23606
The National Patient Advocate Foundation and the National Managed Care Resource Network provide legal counseling and referral services for patients denied insurance, facing employment discrimination and/or in need of support in negotiation for public assistance programs at the state and national level. Also available are managed care consultants to assist in clarification of coverage and billing questions.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Orders: 877-622-7937 or 301-650-9127
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 770
Silver Spring, MD 20910
An advocacy organization for insurance, employment and legal rights for people with cancer. Also available is the Cancer Survival Toolbox, a free set of six audiotapes designed to help develop tools and practices to deal with cancer diagnosis and treatment.
National Insurance Consumer Helpline
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
Provides assistance in finding insurance coverage, information on insurance issues and a consumer complaint service.
Patient Access Network Foundation
PO Box 221858
Charlotte NC 28222-1858
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting insured patients who cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs associated with their treatment needs.
Survivorship A to Z
Provides cancer patients with help for insurance, medical care, finances, work and emotional issues.
WebMD has launched a fantastic new online guide to the Affordable Care Act, featuring videos, quizzes, cost calculators and countdown clocks as well as articles and infographics to explain how the law works. Find out how the ACA affects you - check out this info-hub here!