The Brain Cancer and Health Care ExpertsAt Chris Elliott Fund, we try and find new ways to reach out to the brain tumor community far and wide. So we started something new this year and it’s been a great success: our Brains Matter Webinar Series. These free webinars bring together the brain tumor community and specialists to engage on topics that our patients have told us are most important to them. Our first Brains Matter Webinar, held in January was terrific. A big thanks to our guest speaker Dr. Gregory Foltz, who was on hand to give expert advice on the most important questions you should ask your doctor when diagnosed with a brain tumor. We all know knowledge is power; knowledge can alleviate fears, empower decisions and most importantly change outcomes. And that’s what we are looking to do with our Brains Matter Series, change outcomes.

So please join us for our next webinar on February 28th for the webinar: “A Brain Tumor Patient’s Guide to Insurance and Financial Resources“, where we approach the difficult subject of insurance and finance as they pertain to the brain tumor patient.

This is an educational opportunity for brain cancer patients, caregivers and the general public. We are lucky to have our special guest, the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) to offer expert information on this topic. The PAF is a national leader on the forefront of issues within patient-focused healthcare ad services, as the voice of patients in need.

Event information:

Date: February 28th, 2013
Time: 11am PST
Location: The convenience of your phone or computer
Cost: FREE
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/BrainsMatterWeb2

Who should attend?

Brain tumor patients, family members or anyone struggling to navigate the complicated choices regarding financial and insurance decisions related to any disease.

What Will You Learn?

Strategies that will help you or your patients, caregivers, families and friends navigate financial and insurance roadblocks. We know that individuals suffering from tumors and their families can often go through tough financial times during diagnosis and treatment, as well as in the aftermath of treatment, or loss of life. If your loved one has sadly passed away, your finances could take another big hit, so that’s why it could be important that you have a look into the types of Social Security Survivor benefits that you could be entitled to if the worst were to happen. At least you will have a better idea of what you could receive and when. But receiving the diagnosis and treatment is the first big financial obstacle that you will need to overcome. Quite often, people have to leave their jobs for treatment or to care for someone and it can cause serious financial strain. We will discuss everything from insurance policies, to how to make your money stretch, and even answer questions like “what credit card can I get with no credit?” if individuals are finding themselves needing an extra cash injection. Due to the increasing costs of healthcare, a lot of people worry about how they’re going to be able to pay for the treatments they might need. Many people have to apply for loans to try and cover these costs, however, this can be more challenging for newcomers to the US. For people without a Social Security Number, they might find it more difficult to apply for a credit card. However, they can click here to see some of the credit cards that could be accessible for them to begin building up their credit for better loans to cover their healthcare.
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About the Experts:

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. These experts will be able to talk you through the different health and Life Insurance policies that you could be eligible for to help make your fight to beat this disease easier to handle. The Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.

For more than a decade, Chris Elliott Fund has distinctly served as one of the nation’s premier resources dedicated to providing brain tumor patients with crucial patient services and immediate access to advanced treatments and comprehensive support programs. Through our education and awareness events and our call center and advocacy hotline, we are building a network that is committed to finding a cure and bringing hope to the lives of patients and their families.

About our sponsor:

Founded more than 30 Years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life threatening medical conditions.


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