CLRC Health Insurance Publication List

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A Step by Step Consumer’s Guide to Health Insurance Appeals (California) (2016)

This publication is a step by step guide to appealing health insurance denials of coverage for treatment for those who live in California or have California-based health insurance.  It includes information about both the internal and external appeals process and includes a sample appeal letter. (Text version here)

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A Step by Step Consumer’s Guide to Health Insurance Appeals (2016)

This publication is a step by step guide to appealing health insurance denials of coverage for treatment.  It includes information about both the internal and external appeals process and includes a sample appeal letter. (Text version here)

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Access to Medical Records (2017)

This handout gives an overview of the privacy rules under HIPAA, and information about your options if your medical records include information that you do not agree with.

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Health Care Options if You Cannot Get Coverage (2016)

This publication explains options for accessing health care or medical treatment for those who are not eligible for other forms of insurance, are uninsured or are unable to buy insurance outside of open enrollment. (Text version here)

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How the Affordable Care Act affects me (2013)

This publication explains many of the changes and consumer protections put in place by the Affordable Care Act. (Text version here)

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Opciones de Ayuda Medica Si Usted No Puede Obtener Cobertura (2016)

Este instructivo explica opciones para recibir atención médica para las personas que no tienen seguro medico o no son elegible para cobertura tradicional. (Versión de texto aquí)

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Prescription Drug Access (2017)

This handout explains the ways that health insurance plans work to provide members with prescription drugs, describe how to access brand-name or experimental prescription drugs, and provides resources to help obtain prescription drugs easily and inexpensively.

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Your Health Insurance Options (2017)

This publication explains options for those who are looking to keep or buy insurance or other health care coverage.  Topics include COBRA, HIPP, Health Insurance Marketplaces, Health Insurance Premium Tax Credits, Medicaid, Major Risk Plans, and enrollment periods. (Text version here)

CLRC WEBINARS

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CLRC webinars and recorded presentations are free and open to cancer patients and their families, survivors, caregivers, health care professionals and others coping with cancer.

Wednesday, September 20, 12pm PST: Navigating Health insurance in a Changing Health Insurance Climate

With open enrollment around the corner, this webinar will give an overview of how to navigate health insurance, including insurance basics, current insurance options, consumer protections, insurance appeals, and ways to maintain or change coverage. To view, click here.

Health Care Reform and Open Enrollment (2015)

Find out about healthcare coverage rights and options by learning more about changes to the health care system as a result of Health Care Reform.  This webinar talks about ACA’s consumer protections related to rescissions, annual limits and lifetime caps on coverage, and appeals rights as well as the law’s requirements for coverage of preventive care and clinical trials.  It also discusses 2016 health insurance enrollment options, possible tax credit and cost-sharing subsidies, and Medicaid expansion.  Click here for telecast slides.

Insurance Appeals (2015)

Learn about the insurance appeals process and how the Affordable Care Act has affected appeal rights. Click here for telecast slides.

Cancer and the Law (2015)

Find out about various legal issues that can stem from a cancer diagnosis, including employment law, insurance options and disability insurance, and laws that protect cancer patients. Click here for telecast slides.

Navigating Health insurance in a Changing Health Insurance Climate (2017)

This webinar gives an overview of how to navigate health insurance, including insurance basics, current insurance options, consumer protections, insurance appeals, and ways to maintain or change coverage. Click here to watch on YouTube.