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.

2017

Please join us for our 2017 Webinar Series:

Wednesday, April 26: How can I make sure my wishes are upheld?

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.

Wednesday, June 21: What are my rights at work before, during, and after cancer treatment?

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.

Wednesday, July 26: Can I be discriminated against because of my genes?

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.

Wednesday, August 16: I’m Unhappy with My Care—What are my rights?

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.

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 register, click here.

Wednesday, October 25, 12pm PST: How do I sign up for (or change my enrollment in) Medicare?

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 register, click here.

2016

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

  • Legal Tips for Recently Diagnosed Cancer Patients
  • 5 Legal Tips for Young Adult Cancer Patients
  • 5 Legal Tips for Advanced Stage Cancer Patients
  • 5 Legal Tips for Caregivers

To access recordings of these webinars, please visit our YouTube site.

Past webinars

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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.

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.

Please click here for telecast slides.

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.

Please click here for telecast slides.

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.

Please click here for telecast slides.

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.

Please click here for telecast slides.

Clinical Trials (2015)

Learn about clinical trials.

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.

Please click here for telecast slides.

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.

Please click here for telecast slides.

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

Learn about advance planning and different options you may have. 

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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. 

Please click here for telecast slides.