This resource was originally published on Leukemia and Lymphoma Society here.
Applying for health insurance or filing health insurance claims can be a full-time job and extremely overwhelming to patients, their caregivers and families. There are many excellent guides and tools available to help in working through these challenges and determining which resources are available to them. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers the following financial assistance programs to help individuals with blood cancer.
For a summary of all LLS Patient Financial Assistance Programs, click here.
Co-Pay Assistance Program
LLS’s Co-Pay Assistance Program offers financial support toward the cost of insurance co-payments and/or insurance premium costs for prescription drugs. Patients must qualify both medically and financially for this program. Access the Copayment Assistance Resource Guide for Blood Cancer Patients for additional co-pay assistance resources.
Patient Financial Assistance Programs
Patient Aid Program
The LLS Patient Aid Program provides financial assistance to blood cancer patients in active treatment. Eligible patients will receive a $100 stipend.
Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program
LLS’s Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program is available to blood cancer patients, with significant financial need, who may qualify to receive financial assistance for approved expenses which include: ground transportation, air travel, and lodging related expenses.
Urgent Need Program
LLS’s Urgent Need Program, established in partnership with Moppie’s Love, is available to help pediatric and young adult blood cancer patients, or adult blood cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials, who are in acute financial need. The program provides eligible patients with assistance for non-medical expenses including rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, childcare, elder care, food, transportation, car repair, car insurance, phone service, and acute dental work related to treatment.
Other Financial Aid
For information about other financial aid, click here.