Experiences with Health insurance issue
When you are diagnosed with cancer, health insurance and money issues are not the first thing you worry about. Many people initially ignore insurance issues because they are focused on getting treatment and fighting their cancer. However, insurance problems are common and will not go away. There are an endless amount of questions when dealing with health care insurance. For example, “What if my insurance will not cover routine tests?”, “How will COBRA help?”, “What if I do not have insurance?”, “What if I am self-employed with cancer?”, and maybe “How can I raise money to cover medical costs?”.
WhatNexter’s provide a few simple tips: work out a payment plan with your doctor from the start, keep records of all insurance transactions, check and double-check receipts, obtain a substantial amount of insurance information including coverages, out-of-pocket costs, and co-payments, try to stay in network, and if you have questions consider asking for a case manager (a free service). For more information on managing health insurance when you have cancer, keeping insurance records, paying medical bills, claim denials, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, ACA, ADA, and options for the uninsured, read the American Cancer Society’s detailed guide. Also, read about the health insurance issues other cancer patients have experienced and get firsthand insights below.
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