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Workplace, Legal and Insurance Resources

Updated 09/18/2012

Cancer and Careers

Cancer and Careers is committed to changing the face of cancer in the workplace by providing a comprehensive website, free publications, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer.

Disability Rights Resource Center

Provides information on cancer-related legal issues to patients who have completed active treatment, their families, friends, employers and those who provide services to them.

Foundation for Health Coverage Education

The mission of the FHCE is to simplify public and private health insurance eligibility information in order to help more people access coverage.

Job Accommodation Network

A service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN is one of several ODEP projects. JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.

LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights.

Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with offices at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. They provide free legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. Of particular interest, their Law & Health Initiative for Cancer Survivors (a program funded by the Lance Armstrong Foundation) provides free legal representation and advice to low-income patients who completed active treatment for cancer and outreach to medical providers and caregivers on legal issues affecting the health, safety, families and well-being of patients who have completed active treatment, including health care coverage, public and private disability benefits, family law, powers of attorney, wills, living wills, housing and employment.

My Medicare Matters

This website, sponsored by the National Council on the Aging (NCOA) and the Access to Benefits Coalition (ABC), is designed to help individuals learn more about the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

Social Security and Disability Resource Center (SSDRC)

Founded by a former disability examiner for the United States Social Security Administration, this website provides you with practical information and answers to questions about how to apply for disability, appeal a claim in the event of a denial, navigate the federal system and avoid mistakes commonly made by applicants.

The HealthWell Foundation

The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses. The Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible patients to cover certain out-of-pocket health care costs, including prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles; health insurance premiums; and other selected out-of-pocket healthcare costs.

The National Partnership for Women & Families

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.