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Guide to Understanding Financial Concerns

1st ed., 2010

Written By Anna Shaffer, Editor and Manager, Web Content

Get practical advice on managing the visible and hidden costs of breast cancer treatment in our Guide to Understanding Financial Concerns. Learn to navigate the maze of private and public (Medicaid, Medicare and Veterans) health insurance plans, and what to do if your claim is denied. If you don’t have health insurance coverage, find out how to access group, federal and state programs.

A section on job change or loss explores working during treatment, taking time off and using COBRA or disability coverage, should you lose or leave your job. Find out ways to get help for medical costs, and how to ask for support while protecting your privacy. This brochure also addresses the hidden costs of treatment, including travel, living expenses, child care and other practical matters not covered by health insurance. Understand how to protect your family’s financial future after your diagnosis and treatment. Available online only.

The guide was written with guidance from a team of healthcare professionals and women affected by breast cancer.

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