Insurance & Benefit Assistance

Understanding insurance and benefit plans takes time, especially because services, fees and regulations change each year. The agencies and organizations provided in this section have the staff and tools available to help better understand the plans. Some organizations will help you find the optimal plan for your needs.

Triage Cancer

Triage Cancer helps survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, and advocates to navigate cancer survivorship though educational events, a national Speakers Bureau, and online tools and resources. 

Information related to Veterans Benefits and Cutaneous Lymphoma

In 1991, Congress passed the Agent Orange Act, directing the Veteran’s Administration (VA) to presume that specific disease , including Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, could be tied to chemical exposure related to a soldier’s service in Vietnam. Learn more about what to do if your VA benefits have been denied.

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

The CancerCare Co-Pay Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2007 to address the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating cancer.

AADA Prior Authorization Patient Resources

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) have created resources designed to help patients navigate prior authorization, drug pricing, and step therapy issues. The resources include:
- Fact sheet on reducing drug costs
- Key terms and concepts
- Prior authorization contacts for individual insurers
- Overview on drug pricing

BenefitsCheckUp

BenefitsCheckUp is a free service of the National Council on Aging, a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC. Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help. But many people don’t know these programs exist or how they can apply. BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. For more information, call 202.479.1200 or visit their website.

Cancer Insurance Checklist - In Spanish

The Cancer Insurance Checklist is designed to help you when shopping for insurance on your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk for cancer. Use the Checklist to compare insurance plans and compare costs in order to choose the plan that's best for you.

Cancer Insurance Checklist

The Cancer Insurance Checklist is designed to help you when shopping for insurance on your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange if you have cancer, a history of cancer, or are at risk for cancer. Use the Checklist to compare insurance plans and compare costs in order to choose the plan that's best for you.

VAWatchdog - Veterans Assistance

The primary goal of VAWatchdog is to educate veterans. It's our philosophy that a veteran should understand the reality of what he or she faces when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other, similar agencies.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. For more information, visit their website or call 877.222.8387.

Medicaid

Medicaid is a program supported by both federal and state funds in the U.S. and it is administered on the state level, meaning that eligibility guidelines and benefits available may differ considerably between states. Medicaid is intended to help individuals and families pay their medical expenses and eligibility is primarily based on income although certain factors such as age or disability may be considered. For more information including contact information for your local Medicaid office, visit their website.