Finance, insurance and legal matters can be a major source of stress for you and your loved one. You may not know where to start or what resources are available to you. Begin by asking questions and having conversations about the costs and paperwork involved in cancer treatment with your health care team. The resources provided in this section can help you to know what questions to ask, the definitions of some of the financial, insurance, and legal terms that are commonly used, and directly link you to organizations that can assist both you and your family with issues that might arise.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows patients and caregivers to take time off from their jobs for medical reasons and not lose their group health insurance coverage. More specifically, if you are an eligible employee, you are covered for up to 12 weeks of leave over the course of 12 months if either you yourself have a condition that makes you unable to perform your job, or if you have to to care for a family member with a serious health condition.