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Addressing the Financial Burdens of Survivorship

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on January 25, 2016

posted in Cancer Diagnosis, Financial, Getting Organized

Cancer survival rates have been steadily increasing over the last few decades thanks to improvements in research and treatment. While this, of course, is fantastic news it also brings about new complexities associated with surviving cancer.

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New Financial Consulting Program!

Sarah Goodell on November 18, 2015

posted in Financial, Resources

This fall we launched our first-ever Financial Consulting Program, in partnership with Morris Retirement Advisors. The program provides cancer patients and survivors with the opportunity to get free financial guidance to help alleviate the economic stress that all too often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

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New Micro-Grants Program for Professional Development!

Kelsey Fenton on November 5, 2015

posted in CAC Resource, Financial, Professional Development, Resources

Due to the tremendous success of our initial Professional Development Micro-Grants program, launched earlier this year, we are excited to announce that we are offering this program again for 2016!

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Tips for Managing Finances During Treatment

Kelsey Fenton on July 6, 2015

posted in Affordable Care Act, CAC Event, Financial, Resources, Health Insurance

Cancer is expensive. Here are a few tips to help you manage your finances during or after treatment.

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Resources for Coping with Financial Stress

Kelsey Fenton on July 9, 2014

posted in Financial, Free, Young Adults

Last month I wrote a blog about a new tool to encourage discussion between patients and physicians about financial stress. I would like to follow up this week with a few resources to help with coping with the high costs of cancer.

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New Tool Predicts Risk for Financial Stress after Diagnosis

Kelsey Fenton on June 20, 2014

posted in Financial, Healthcare Professionals, Research

With rising health care costs in the United States, anxiety caused by financial worry is becoming an increasingly significant side effect of cancer. The University of Chicago just announced their new tool to measure a patient’s risk for, and ability to tolerate, financial stress and open the lines of communication between patients and physicians.

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Ticket to Work Helps the Transition

Eva LaManna on January 25, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Disability, Financial, Health Insurance

The Ticket To Work program is one of a number of Work Incentives available to those receiving SSI or SSDI.

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Ticket to Work

Alice McKenney on January 23, 2012

posted in Disability, Employer, Financial, Job Search, Health Insurance

Are you receiving SSI or SSDI payments? Do you want to obtain vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals and other employment support services free of charge? Then the Ticket to Work program is... well... your ticket!

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ASCO's "Managing the Cost of Cancer Care" Guide

Melissa DeLeo on August 4, 2011

posted in Financial, Free, Healthcare Professionals

Understanding what costs to expect before starting treatment can help you manage the financial impact of cancer in the most effective way possible. ASCO created this guide to help you talk with your healthcare team about coping with the costs of cancer care.

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Break on Insurance Costs

Kate Sweeney on May 5, 2009

posted in Financial, Health Insurance

You may be able to save a bundle on the typically hefty premium charged for COBRA health coverage, thanks to a provision in the stimulus package (formally known as The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).

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