How can I choose health insurance that meets my needs as a cancer survivor?

Find out what each health insurance plan covers and what it does not. Read the plan to see what health care services are included and are not: 
  • Make a list of your current and projected health care needs for services and treatments.
  • Review existing health insurance plans, as well as your current medical needs to decide whether you have the right type of health coverage.
  • Define the co-payment and deductible charges that the health plan may require.
  • Find out if the services of your current physician or health care provider will be covered under the health plan.
  • Find out which treatments are covered and if prescribed long-term follow-up care is included.
  • Consider how much you will have to pay for services, including physician visits, lab tests and prescription medications.
  • Identify whether the insurance plan will cover expenses related to your health care, such as lodging, meals and transportation.
  • Find out if the insurer is billed directly by the medical providers or whether you must first make the payment and later receive reimbursement from the insurance company.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.