We know that cancer is a health issue. It can also be a financial issue. The link between a cancer diagnosis and financial stress is real. Recent studies have shown that the financial stress caused by cancer can negatively impact a person’s health and their treatment outcomes. The term for this impact is called Financial Toxicity. The articles below describe the negative impacts of financial toxicity.
To help address these issues, the OncoLink Team has a series of webinars to help you make informed decisions about your health insurance options. The series includes six, free webinars available for you to listen to at your convenience, on demand.
- Health Insurance Essentials
- Medicare A and B
- Medicare Part D
- Medicare Advantage Plans
- Medigap Plans
- The Affordable Care Act
Also, CRC has a team of financial advocates who are a dedicated group of volunteers to assist clients with financial concerns so that they can focus on healing. They can help reduce the overwhelm with medical bills, insurance issues, or “lack of insurance” issues. Specific areas they can help with include: