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Information to help determine new insurance coverage

November 6, 2013

Enrollment for the Health care Marketplaces opened on October 1st (with coverage starting January 2014).  The options for insurance for cancer patients can be overwhelming, so the Alliance created a checklist to help when researching coverage in the marketplaces. It organizes health care needs from prescriptions to doctor's visits, compares health insurance plans in the state's marketplace and offers guidance on the questions to ask when deciding between different insurance plans. It provides a worksheet for patients to detail the costs associated with each plan and can be used while evaluating plans and discussing patient's needs with a navigator or health care provider. The Checklist was created with cancer patients' needs in mind to ensure all bases are covered when comparing health insurance plans. You can find more information and download the checklist at www.cancerinsurancechecklist.org.