Understanding your Healthcare Coverage
Healthcare costs are a key concern for most people with blood cancer. Many patients don't have health insurance, and for others, coverage is limited. If you have health insurance, it's essential that you know what your plan covers and how to maintain your benefits. This is not only important for newly diagnosed patients but also for survivors who need follow-up visits.
Read your policy carefully to understand the health and medical services covered. Find out the portion of medical expenses you'll be responsible for paying. Your expenses may include:
- Deductibles - a fixed amount of money that you must meet or pay each year before the insurance carrier will cover your medical expenses.
We're Here to Help
Call an Information Specialist at (800) 955-4572 for guidance about health insurance, government programs, disability benefits, financial assistance programs and health advocacy. Your LLSC office can help you connect with local LLSC programs and community resources.