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Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.

Health Insurance: How To Maximize Use Of Your


The keys to maximizing use of your health insurance policy are:

  • Understand the general rationale behind the type of policy you have and how the provisions you care about fit into the overall scheme. To learn more about the different types of health insurance policies, see:
  • Make friends with a case manager if your insurer has one. A case manager can be an important source of information, can help coordinate your care and can influence the insurer on your behalf.
  • If you run into difficulty, appeal, and keep appealing. It pays off. Also look for help from other sources of influence, such as the Human Resources department of your employer, or the broker who arranged the insurance.

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