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.  People can participate by phone or online.

To watch previously-recorded webinars, please scroll below or visit our youtube page at www.youtube.com/user/CancerLRC.

2018

Please join us for our 2018 Webinar Series:

Tuesday, October 16: Health Insurance and Open Enrollment

Get the information you need to be prepared for this year’s Open Enrollment period! This webinar will give an overview of insurance basics, current insurance options, consumer protections, and ways to maintain or change coverage, whether you are shopping on or off the health insurance marketplace.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
To register for Health Insurance and Open Enrollment on Oct 16, 2018, 10:00 AM PDT, click here.

Wednesday, November 7: Legal and Other Resources for Caregivers

There are over 40 million Americans that serve as family caregivers. Join this webinar to learn about the legal rights of caregivers to take time off work, for wage replacement, and to learn about other caregiver resources available.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
To register for Legal and other Resources for Caregivers on Nov 7, 2018, 12:00 PM PDT, click here.

Past webinars

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2018

Housing Rights and Concerns for People With Cancer

Having a safe place to live is essential, but becomes even more important when you are facing a serious illness. This webinar will cover common housing issues for people living with cancer, including eviction/foreclosure, harassment, and housing accommodations/modifications by landlords/Homeowner Associations.

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know about Medical Marijuana and Have Been Too Afraid to Ask (2018)

Although still currently illegal under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, marijuana has become increasingly popular for medical use in many states across the country. This webinar will cover the history of medical marijuana, an overview of state and federal laws covering marijuana use and possession, and will address common questions and concerns voiced by people with cancer who try to obtain/use medical marijuana.

What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials (2018)

Clinical trials are a very important part of developing new cancer treatments and improving the quality of life for people living with cancer. Watch this webinar to learn more about clinical trials basics, insurance coverage for trials, and information about how to locate trials you may be eligible for.

Cancer and Financial Toxicity: How to Prevent and Manage Medical Debt (2018)

The costs of cancer can be staggering, even for those who have insurance. This webinar will give an overview of ways to maximize insurance coverage to prevent medical debt, tips for talking to insurance companies and healthcare providers, wage-replacement programs like disability insurance, and other assistance programs that may help ease the financial burdens associated with a cancer diagnosis.

Quality of Life: Palliative Care and End of Life Treatment Options (2018)

Too often, people coping with a cancer diagnosis are living with unmanaged pain, or are unaware of their rights to hospice or other care at the end of their lives. This webinar will discuss palliative care options (including pain management), hospice, patients’ rights and end of life treatment options, including aid in dying. To watch a recording, click here.

Cancer as a Disability: Rights in the Workplace (2018)

To watch this webinar, presented in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, click here.

Navigating the Health Care Maze (2018)

Health insurance can be complicated to navigate, especially when you have a serious illness. 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 watch, click here.

2017

How Do I Sign Up for (or Change Enrollment in) Medicare? (2017)

Medicare open enrollment takes place every year from October 15-December 7. Join this webinar to learn more about how (and why) to sign up for Medicare when you are first eligible, what your options are during open enrollment, how Medicare works with other insurance, and more. To watch, click here.

Navigating Health Insurance in a Changing Insurance Climate (2017)

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 watch, click here.

I’m Unhappy with My Care – What Are My Rights? (2017)

Do you think your doctor made a mistake, treated you poorly, or are you concerned about other aspects of your treatment? Join this webinar to learn about medical malpractice, filing complaints against doctors, grievances with health plans, and your rights to second opinions and medical privacy. To watch a recording, click here.

Can I Be Discriminated Against Because of My Genes? (2017)

This webinar will examine the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and other laws that protect individuals with genetic predispositions to cancer from discrimination. To watch a recording, click here.

What Are My Rights at Work Before, During and After Cancer Treatment? (2017)

In this webinar, we will give an overview of the laws that provide protection in the workplace for those who are coping with a cancer diagnosis, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, state fair employment laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other resources. To watch a recording, click here.

How Can I Make Sure My Wishes Are Upheld? (2017) 

This webinar helps encourage people to plan ahead to ensure that their loved ones and assets are protected.  It provides an overview of advanced health care directives, powers of attorney for financial affairs, conservatorships, and wills and trusts.  To watch a recording, click here.

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.

2016

We presented the following webinars during our 2016 Summer Webinar Series:

  • Legal Tips for Recently Diagnosed Cancer Patients. To watch a recording, click here.
  • 5 Legal Tips for Young Adult Cancer Patients. To watch a recording, click here.
  • 5 Legal Tips for Advanced Stage Cancer Patients. To watch a recording, click here.
  • 5 Legal Tips for Caregivers. To watch a recording, click here.

2015

Disability Benefits (2015)

Learn about income replacement programs, such as Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), state short term disability insurance, private disability insurance and other forms of financial assistance.

To watch a recording, 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.

To watch a recording, click here.

Medicare Basics (2015)

Learn about what types of protections are available to higher education students with cancer or students who are cancer survivors both during the application process and once the students have started college, graduate school and beyond.  Additionally, learn about ways for students or alumni with disabilities to manage or possibly discharge their student loans.

To watch a recording, click here.

Higher Education Accommodations and Student Loan Forgiveness (2015)

Learn about what types of protections are available to higher education students with cancer or students who are cancer survivors both during the application process and once the students have started college, graduate school and beyond.  Additionally, learn about ways for students or alumni with disabilities to manage or possibly discharge their student loans.

To watch a recording, click here.

Clinical Trials (2015)

Learn about clinical trials. To watch a recording, click here.

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.

To watch a recording, click here.

Financial Assistance and Disability Benefits (2015)

Learn about income replacement programs, such as Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), state short term disability insurance, private disability insurance and other forms of financial assistance.

To watch a recording, click here.

Advanced Planning and End-of-Life Options (2015)

Learn about advance planning and different options you may have. 

To watch a recording, click here.

How to Get Accommodations at Work (2015)

Learn about employment rights, how to get accommodations at work and options for taking time off under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the federal laws that protect cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers in the workplace, and about additional protections available under state law. 

To watch a recording, click here.