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Step by Step: Buying Insurance on the Exchange

Posted on November 10, 2016

Open enrollment is when you can buy, change or update your health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA) runs from November 1 through January 31.

This is the only time you can buy health insurance on the exchange, unless you have a qualifying life event. We know that for many of you, the insurance plan you are currently on is not being offered any longer OR is being offered at a significantly higher cost.

If that is the case, you need to start an account in the exchange or log back into your previous account to shop for a new plan. We’ve put together a handy step-by-step guide. Read more

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Fast Facts

Posted on November 4, 2016

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Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began this week, and we’re here to give you the information you need.

What is Open Enrollment?

Open enrollment is when you can buy, change or update your health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the ACA runs from November 1 through January 31. That is the only time you can buy health insurance on the exchange, unless you have a qualifying life event. Read more

The Mystery of Cost Sharing for Colon Cancer Screening

Posted on November 4, 2016

We know that screening for colon cancer saves lives. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final report notes that adherence to screening recommendations could prevent an estimated 20 to 24 deaths for every 1,000 Americans who take this life-saving step. The ability for screening to save lives – as well as money – is why the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private insurance to cover these preventives services without a deductible or co-pay. Read more

Top 5: Need to Know about 5-FU, the Most Common Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Posted on October 28, 2016

Our Conversations Webinar Series is an opportunity to link national experts in colorectal cancer and other related fields to you, right in the comfort of your own home. The programs are designed to empower you to play a leading role in your healthcare management.

This month, we hosted a webinar on 5-FU, the most common colorectal cancer treatment, where we explored the history and benefits, as well as the causes and treatment of toxicities that arise in many patients.

What you may not know about Fluorouracil (5-FU) may surprise you!

Couldn’t make the webinar? Read the Top 5 Takeaways and watch the replay for the information you need to know. Read more

Fundraising Spotlight: Thermo Fisher Scientific and Chris Huff

Posted on October 27, 2016

This month, we highlight the exceptional efforts of Thermo Fisher Scientific and their employee Chris Huff for the golf tournament they coordinated in honor of Chris’s daughter, Candace Hall. The tournament, which took place in July in Buffalo, New York, raised $6,175 for the Colon Cancer Alliance’s research efforts and was a beautiful example of coming together as a work family. Read more

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