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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.


If you've been out of work because of a health condition, when you return to work, you may have a right to privacy about your health condition which limits what your employer can ask.

However, even under the protecting law [the Americans With Disabilities Act and similar laws (ADA)] the right to privacy is not absolute.

Even if you're not protected by the, assume for practical purposes you are.

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What Is An Employer Permitted To Ask About My Health Condition Before I Return To Work?

As part of the balance underlying the law, an employer is entitled to ask about facts that impact your ability to do the job, or that affect your safety or the safety of others. An employer is not permitted to ask about the underlying health condition.

What Proof May An Employer Require?

An employer may require that you provide documentation or have a medical exam before allowing you to to return to work ifthe employer has a reasonable belief that you may be unable to perform your job or may pose a direct threat to yourself or others.

Is What Could Happen To My Health After I Return To Work Relevant?

An employer may only obtain the information needed to make an assessment of your presentability to perform your job and to do so safely. An employer may not ask about your underlying condition or what could happen in the future.

Example: Sandra,newspaper reporter, who has been on leave for eight months receiving experimental treatment for non-aggressive lung cancer, notifies her employer that she will be able to return to work in two weeks but will need to continue her treatment for four more months. Because the reporter's job frequently requires her to travel nationally and internationally on short notice, the employer may ask her to provide a doctor's note or other documentation indicating whether she can travel during the next four months and, if so, how long she can be away.The employer can't ask about her projected life expectancy.