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Financial Resources

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Windows of Opportunity
Time-limited Opportunities for Financial Assistance

Funds available for CLL patients

The PAN Foundation helps federally and commercially insured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases with out-of-pocket costs for their prescribed medications. PAN’s chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patient assistance fund can provide up to $8,700 per year in financial assistance to pay for the deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance costs associated with CLL treatment.

Registration and additional information can be found here.

For those currently enrolled in a co-pay or premium disease fund at the PAN Foundation and receiving treatment for their disease, there may be extra assistance for travel-related expenses of up to $500 annually, which is available in their PAN Foundation Transportation Assistance Fund.

LLS Financial Assistance Programs

The LLS Urgent Need Program is open. This 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.

Learn more about the fund and eligibility requirements here.

The LLS Co-Pay Assistance Program is open. LLS may be able to help CLL patients pay out-of-pocket expenses for labs, scans, tests, insurance premiums, and co-pays, whether you are in watch and wait or active treatment.

Learn more about the CLL fund here.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program is available to blood cancer patients with significant financial need. Those who qualify will receive $500 to cover the cost of treatment-related travel and lodging expenses for the patient and caregiver, including ground transportation; tolls; gas; parking, car rental; car maintenance, repairs, and parts; air transportation; baggage fees; lodging; and ambulance services.

Learn more here.

Family Reach

Family Reach is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to patients who reside in the United States and it’s territories and are in active treatment for cancer. When funds are available, they offer grants to help cover nonmedical expenses, including mortgage/rent payments, utilities, groceries, and transportation. There are also grants for disease-specific funds for cancer patients.

Learn more about the fund and eligibility requirements here.

Financial Assistance
Nonprofits and Government

Financial support programs from nonprofits and government agencies are constantly changing. The following text was taken from their websites, but it is important to refer back to the sources for the most up-to-date information about pre-requisites and currently available funding. Also keep in mind that most of these sources of funds are means tested—typically, grants are restricted to those with low incomes.

Four types of nonprofits are listed here, in descending order of relevance to those with CLL:

    1. Blood cancer
    2. Cancer
    3. General health
    4. Government agencies

Please click here for more information.

Financial Assistance
Industry Sponsored

Financial support programs to help pay for drugs from pharmaceutical companies are constantly changing. The following was taken from their websites. It is important to refer back to the sources for the most up-to-date information. Keep in mind that many of these funds are means tested.

Funds may be unavailable to patients enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid.

Please click here for more information.

CLL Society Webinar
Money Matters: Help is There to Prevent Financial Toxicity

Navigating insurance and finding help for medical bills are crucial needs of patients and caregivers. Join us to learn how to be your own self-advocate, insurance basics, costs of medication and in clinical trials, and opportunities to find assistance with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, nonprofits, and more.

Click here to see the recorded webinar and presentation slides.

LLS Webinar
Addressing the Financial Impact of Cancer

The topics covered in this webinar include how cancer impacts your finances, health insurance coverage, employment during and after cancer, financial budgeting and resources.

Click here to see the recorded webinar and transcript.

Additional Financial Assistance Resources:

FundFinder

The PAN Foundation’s FundFinder is a free resource to help track whether a patient assistance program and other support services are available. To view more information or manage your account, log in to FundFinder.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

The oncology reimbursement landscape continues to present ever-evolving challenges. As a response, help is available through the NCCN Virtual Reimbursement Resource Room.

HealthWell Foundation

HealthWell Foundation helps the underinsured afford critical medical treatments. Learn more about the organization here. Find out more about the chronic lymphocytic leukemia specific fund and apply here.