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Insurance has gone through a number of changes over the past few years with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Understanding these changes can be overwhelming. Start by talking with your insurance company directly. Some of the resources on this page can help you figure out what questions to ask. If you do not have insurance, go to and find insurance on the open exchange.


Cancer Insurance Checklist
Cancer Support Community
Provides a worksheet for you to record and keep information on each health insurance plan you have or are considering regarding different plans, coverage, costs related to your cancer care.

Making Sense of Insurance Matters
Patient Resource Publishing
Provides information on, coverage basics, out of pocket expenses, filing claims, and appealing denials.

Understanding Health Insurance
American Cancer Society
Provides information and links regarding Health Insurance Options, Managing Your Health Insurance, and Health Insurance Laws. In addition, this site also links to health insurance websites like, the Foundation for Health Coverage Education, a Health Insurance Eligibility Quiz, and the Health Insurance Assistance Service.




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