1. A.M. Best Company Find insurance company ratings.
  2. Affordable Care Act (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Find information on choosing a health insurance plan and the Affordable Care Act.
  3. American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Find detailed information on Medicare and other health insurance programs for people over 50. 
  4. American Cancer Society – Understanding Financial and Legal Matters Find financial and legal information for people diagnosed with cancer.
  5. Medicare Find information on Medicare health insurance programs for people 65 and older.
  6. Medicaid Find information on Medicaid health insurance programs for people with low income, and your state’s Medicaid program.
  7. National Association of Insurance Commissioners Find your state’s insurance commissioner.
  8. National Cancer Legal Services Network Find a directory of organizations that offer free legal help for people diagnosed with cancer and their families.
  9. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – Employment Rights for Cancer Survivors Find information on employment rights in the booklet “Working It Out: Your Employment Rights as a Cancer Survivor.”
  10. Patient Advocate Foundation
    Provides financial assistance information and legal and advocacy help if an insurance claim is denied.
  11. Patient Advocate Foundation – National Financial Resource Directory Find local, state and national financial assistance and insurance resources for people who don’t have health insurance or are under-insured.
  12. Cancer Insurance Checklist 
  13. Cancer Connect has become the leading social community for cancer patients and their caregivers to provide support, share information and help others through their cancer journey. With over 500 patients joining the community each month to share, support, and inspire each other, Cancer Connect has become the leading online community for cancer patients and their supporters. 
  14. Cancer Resource Foundation 
  15. Chronic Disease Fund 1-877-968-7233 Co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products for patients with private insurance or Medicare Part D.  Patients who utilize a participating pharmacy can have them out of pocket expenses remitted by the fund directly to the pharmacy.  Patients using non-participating pharmacies can submit receipts for reimbursement. Breast Cancer is covered. 
  16. CDC National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low income, uninsured, and underinsured women across the United States.
  17. Cleaning for a Reason Free Professional House Cleaning for Women with Breast Cancer 
  18. Dancers against Cancer 1-218-464-1626 Providing an alliance in the dance community that provides financial support and inspiration to dance educators, choreographers, dancers and their families who have been impacted by cancer. 
  19. Diplomat 1-877-977-9118 Help with Co-pay assistance 
  20. Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation Our mission is to promote and encourage independence for all people with disabilities. We provide an array of services to people of all ages, with many different types of disabilities 
  21. Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. 
  22. Health well Foundation 1-800-675-8416  Addresses the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments, premiums, co-insurance, or other out of pocket health care costs.  Helps for the specific condition of breast cancer. 
  23. Imerman Angels One on one cancer support 
  24. My Hope Chest 1-727-488-0320 Funding reconstruction for breast cancer survivors. Must be 65 years of age or under, free of medical complications that would preclude safe surgery (as determined by our participating surgeons and medical consultants), able to show demonstrable need* and a legal resident or citizen of the United States.   *Demonstrable need shall include consideration of the following criteria
  25. NeedyMeds Find help with the cost of medicine 
  26. The Oncofertility Consortium (Maintaining Fertility) 1-866-708-FERT (3378) Patient education resource which includes links to cancer and fertility resources as well as support services. 
  27. Rx Hope is exactly what its name implies…a helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording. We act as your advocate in making the patient assistance program journey easier and faster by supplying vital information and help. 
  28. The Pink Link  
  29. Online Breast Cancer Support Network the Social Security and Disability Resource Center website provides information on the federal government’s two disability benefit programs, title II social security disability benefits and title 16 SSI disability benefits. Covered topics include disability applications, denials on claims, the filing of appeals, and how the disability claim evaluation process works. 
  30. Social Security Disability Help If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, there could be help available for you. The Social Security Administration offers financial resources for men and women with breast cancer who are no longer to work due to their condition. 
  31. USA.Gov  Providing education for some of the basics to avoid and handle foreclosures.
  32. Govbenefits.gov 1-800-333-4636 (SSI & Medicaid)
  33. Nat’l Cancer Institute Government-sponsored programs as well as services supported by nonprofit, national organizations are available for people who do not have health insurance and for those who have insurance but still need financial assistance to cover health care costs. Cancer patients and their families should discuss any concerns about health care costs with their doctor, medical social worker, or the business office of their hospital or clinic. 
  34. Beckstrand Cancer Foundation Through three important programs – Individual Patient Assistance (IPA), Psychosocial Pediatric Program and BELIEVE –serves patients who are during cancer treatment and struggling to cope with day-to-day critical survival needs. IPA requires local residence and matches patients to existing clinical programs. 
  35. Talbert Family Foundation For families with kids only. TFF programs are designed for families with short term financial needs caused by a catastrophic illness that impacts the family’s financial stability. Families are accepted into the program on the condition of their willingness to conduct a fundraising campaign. 818-715-0428
  36. The Health Well Foundation® Committed to addressing the needs of individuals with insurance who cannot afford their copayments, coinsurance, and premiums for important medical treatments. Our vision is to ensure that no patient goes without health care because they cannot afford it.  (800) 675-8416 
  37. The Assistance Fund provides eligible underinsured individuals with financial assistance to cover all or part of the individuals’ out-of-pocket cost for the supported medications. 855-845-3663
  38. Patient Services, Inc. provides financial assistance to help women who are at high risk for breast cancer gain access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screenings. 800-366-7741
  39. Cancer.Net, The most trusted and up-to-date cancer information, developed by the world’s leading cancer doctors.
  40. Cancer Horizons, is an Internet cancer support community that offers over 1,500 pages of medical/non-medical resources, helpful articles, and information on all types of cancer.
  41. Cancer Support Community, A global network of education and hope.
  42. Cancer Supportive Survivor-ship Care, Provides a list of drug assistance programs from pharmaceutical companies.
  43. Caring Community Foundation, Inc, Provides financial support to cancer patients in need by aiding with rent, utilities, treatment, or other expenses that become difficult to manage during cancer treatment.
  44. The Carla Rose Foundation, Inc., a 501(C)3 non-profit organization in Spartanburg, South Carolina, raises funds and provides payment assistance to alternative/holistic cancer treatment clinics for cancer patients
  45. Chronic Disease Funds, Helps patients with chronic diseases find access to needed medications.
  46. CURE, Provides an extensive list of national resources for advocacy, financial and pharmaceutical assistance.
  47. Disability Benefits Help – Article about qualifying/applying for Social Security Disability Benefits.
  48. Eblen Charities, Provides medical assistance to families living with the burdens and effects illnesses and disabilities bring.
  49. Fiscal Tiger, Affording and Paying for Healthcare guide with topics ranging from medical bill basics to medical debt resources for veterans
  50. MedStay, Finds lodging at best discounted rate for hospitals in UNC Chapel Hill/Duke area.
  51. Modest Needs, Assists individuals with unexpected financial emergencies.
  52. National Cancer Institute, A complete guide about cancer from the National Cancer Institute.
  53. Patient Access Network  The Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) facilitates access to medical treatment for patients with chronic or life-threatening illness. PAN is dedicated to overcoming financial and other barriers to treatment and works efficiently and collaboratively to help patients receive prescribed treatments and the care that best meets their needs.
  54. Patient Resource, Features information on different types of cancer, newsletters, and financial and advocacy resources.
  55. Rx Outreach, A nonprofit organization that helps low-income families who cannot afford the medication they need.
  56. Samfund, Provides post-treatment financial needs to young cancer survivors between the ages of 21-39.
  57. SingleCare – Offers a free discount prescription card for cost savings at most pharmacies.
  58. Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery Foundation: Women who have undergone mastectomy can apply for FREE grants from AiRS, dedicated to providing education and financial aid for medical expenses related to breast reconstruction surgery. Click Here 
  59. Another option for adults or children with cancer is the Healthcare Hospitality Network. This group of nearly 200 non-profit organizations throughout the US provides free or low-cost family-centered lodging to families getting medical treatment far from home. 
  60. CancerCare Sources of Financial Assistance
  61. American Society of Clinical Oncology Financial Assistance
  62. Helping Hand Online Financial Resource Database Find additional local and national resources to help with financial and practical needs in our searchable database.
  63. FinAid Provides a list of many resources giving financial support, with some depending on location, age, and where the money goes.
  64. Good Days 1-877-968-7233 Ensures no one has to choose between getting the medication they need and affording the necessities of everyday living for chronic diseases, cancer, and other life-altering conditions.
  65. Health Well Foundation 1-800-675-8416 Helps patients who cannot afford their co-pays, premiums, deductibles, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. Amounts of money for patients change daily, and they can be extremely generous.
  66. Hill-Burton Program 1-800-638-0742 (Maryland residents call 1-800-492-0359)Offers a federal program that requires certain hospitals to provide services to those who cannot afford them.
  67. LIVESTRONG Money & Insurance 1-866-235-7205 Lists information about resources for money and insurance related to cancer patients.
  68. National Council on the Aging Helps people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging.
  69. Assistance Fund High medical out of pocket financial assistance copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and health-related expenses
  70. National Organization for Rare Disorders Medication, financial assistance with insurance premium and co-pays, diagnostic testing insurance, and travel assistance for clinical trials or consultation with disease specialists
  71. Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prescription drug coverage for free or nearly free
  72. Patient Services Incorporated Subsidizing the cost of health insurance premiums, providing pharmacy and treatment copayment assistance, assists with Medicare Part D co-insurance, providing travel assistance for transport reimbursement
  73. The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients with financial support.
  74. CancerCare Co-payment Assistance
    Helps people afford the cost of co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs to ensure patient access to care and compliance with prescribed treatments.
  75. Know Your Rights: A Resource for People with Cancer and their Loved Ones A comprehensive overview of legal protections for people diagnosed with cancer, focusing on health insurance coverage of treatment.
  76. – Medicare Rights Center The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives.
  77. – Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) at CMS
    This is the agency consumers can contact for help when they feel they have been inappropriately denied services or were inappropriately charged a co-pay or deductible counter to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They run a helpline:
  78. o Direct: (410) 786-1565
  79. o Toll free: (887) 267-2323 ext. 6-1565
  80. o or email at: [email protected]
  81. – AstraZeneca Access 360™ Access 360 provides patients with coverage support and connects them with affordability programs for AstraZeneca medications.
  82. – Myriad reimbursement assistance program Myriad has a financial assistance program for insured individuals who meet their criteria.
  83. – Triage Cancer Triage Cancer offers tools and resources to help individuals cope with the financial aspects of a cancer diagnosis.