TAVA Cares Resources

TAVA CARES ABOUT THE FIGHTER IN YOU!

HELPFUL LINKS AND OTHER RESOURCES

A.M. Best Company
Find insurance company ratings.
www.ambest.com/

 

Affordable Care Act (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Find information on choosing a health insurance plan and the Affordable Care Act.
www.healthcare.gov/choose-a-plan/

 

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Find detailed information on Medicare and other health insurance programs for people over 50.
888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)
www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/

 

American Cancer Society – Understanding Financial and Legal Matters
Find information on financial topics.
800-ACS-2345 (800-227-2345)
www.cancer.org

 

Medicare
Find information on Medicare health insurance programs for people 65 and older, including prescription drug plans.
www.medicare.gov

 

Medicaid
Find information on Medicaid health insurance programs for people with low income and your state’s Medicaid toll-free hotline.
www.medicaid.gov

 

National Cancer Institute
Find comprehensive cancer information from the government’s top cancer research agency.
www.cancer.gov

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Find your state’s insurance commissioner.
www.naic.org/state_web_map.htm

 

National Cancer Legal Services Network
Find a directory of organizations that offer free legal help for people diagnosed with cancer and their families.
www.nclsn.org

 

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Find the booklets “Understanding Your Health Insurance” and “Your Employment Rights.”
877-NCCS-YES (877-622-7937)
www.canceradvocacy.org

 

Patient Advocate Foundation
Offers financial assistance information and legal and advocacy help if an insurance claim is denied.
800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org

 

Patient Advocate Foundation – National Underinsured Resource Directory
Find local, state and national resources for people who have insurance but struggle to pay out-of-pocket costs of care.
800-532-5274
www.patientadvocate.org/financial

 

Supportal
Find an online platform for easy ways to respond when someone you care about is faced with a life-changing challenge.
www.meetsupportal.com

 

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (U.S. Department of Labor)
Find information on federal laws requiring insurance coverage of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
www.dol.gov

MEDICAL CARE AND OTHER MEDICAL ITEMS

Komen Treatment Assistance Program
Offers financial assistance for some medical equipment and lymphedema supplies.
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
www.komen.org

 

Lazarex Cancer Foundation
Provides financial assistance for some medical expenses not covered by insurance for people enrolled in clinical trials at some medical centers.
https://lazarex.org/helping-you/looking-for-help/

 

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Provides access to clinical breast exams and mammograms (plus diagnostic testing if results are abnormal, and referrals to treatment if breast cancer is diagnosed) to women ages 40-64 who do not have health insurance or are under-insured.
www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation
Find information on early detection screenings, mammograms, breast health education and supportive communities
www.NationalBreastCancer.org

The Pink Fund
Offers financial assistance for health insurance premiums.
www.pinkfund.org/get-help/

 

Sisters Network Inc.
Offers financial assistance for breast prosthesis, medical bras and compression arm sleeves.
www.sistersnetworkinc.org/programs.html

 

Social Security Administration
Find your local social security office.
www.ssa.gov/

 

Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (U.S. Department of Labor)
Find information on federal laws requiring insurance coverage of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
https://www.dol.gov/

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE

The Assistance Fund – Breast Cancer Copay Assistance Program
Offers financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments.
https://tafcares.org/program-listing/

 

CancerCare – Co-payment Assistance Foundation
Offers health insurance co-payment assistance for chemotherapy and targeted therapy drugs.
866-55-COPAY (866-552-6729)
www.cancercarecopay.org

 

Komen Treatment Assistance Program
Offers financial assistance for some medications, medical equipment and lymphedema supplies.
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
www.komen.org

 

Medicare
Find information on Medicare prescription drug plans for people 65 and older.
www.medicare.gov/

 

NeedyMeds.com
Offers information on drug company assistance programs.
www.needymeds.org/pap

Patient Advocate Foundation
Find an online directory of drug company assistance programs.
www.patientadvocate.org/

 

Patient Advocate Foundation – Co-Pay Relief Program
Offers financial assistance for prescription drug co-payments.
866-512-3861
www.copays.org

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Offers low-cost and free prescription drug programs for people with limited income.
888-4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669)
www.pparx.org/

 

Rx Hope
Find an online directory of prescription drug assistance programs.
www.rxhope.com/

 

Strings for a Cure
Offers financial assistance for prescription drugs co-payments.
www.stringsforacure.org/SFAC-Programs/

GENETIC TESTING

Myriad Financial Assistance Program
Offers financial assistance for genetic testing.
www.myriad.com/myriad-cares-2/financial-assistance-program/

 

Quest Diagnostic’s Patient Assistance Program
Offers financial assistance for genetic testing.
www.questdiagnostics.gov