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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.

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Review Employer Benefits In Light Of Your Diagnosis

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Benefits may look different to you from the point of view of a person who has been diagnosed. For instance:

  • If you have a tax advantaged savings account such as a Health Savings Account , now is the time to take full advantage of it. The Survivorship A to Z document in "To Learn More" shows you how.
  • Increase the amount of your life insurance if you can. 
    • Even if your beneficiaries do not need the money, you can get money from a life insurance policy while alive if your life expectancy becomes shortened. A sale is through a process known as a Viatical Settlement or a Life Settlement. See "To Learn More."
    • You can purchase life insurance during open enrollment periods when no health questions are asked.
  • Buy disability insurance and/or long term care insurance if you become eligible. Your health condition makes it more likely that something else may happen. 
  • During open enrollment periods, look at health insurance alternatives from the point of view of a person with cancer. Survivorship A to Z's Health Insurance Evaluator helps you compare policies from such a point of view.

NOTE: If finances are a problem, look at the Survivorship A to Z information about dealing with a financial crunch. It provides information from the point of view of a person living after a diagnosis. See "To Learn More."

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