October 2019: Insurance Essentials for Cancer Patients by Christina Bach, MSW, MBE, LCSW, FAOSW
We are now entering the open enrollment period for 2019 healthcare insurance coverage via Medicare (Oct 15-Dec 7th) and ACA (Nov. 1-Dec.15).
For our October 12, 2019 meeting program, Christina Bach will present essential information to help those of us who will be enrolling for 2020 navigate the complexities of these two systems. In addition, she will be happy to answer attendees' questions about many other aspects of healthcare insurance.
Christina is a licensed clinical social worker and certified oncology social worker. She received her Masters degrees in Social Work and Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked for Penn Medicine for nearly 20 years in many different capacities: from an inpatient social worker on the medicine and HIV services, to an inpatient Oncology Social Worker, to an outpatient Oncology Social Worker at the Abramson Cancer Center. Currently, she is the Associate Director of the Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work program and an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. She also is working with OncoLink, the web’s first cancer resource, where she serves as an educational content specialist and psychosocial content editor.
Christina is dedicated to education, engagement and empower of cancer patients and their caregivers. Her areas of interest include health insurance and financial distress, cancer survivorship, cancer related distress, medical ethics, and animal assisted therapy. She volunteers regularly with her therapy dogs. In her spare time, Christina loves to travel, take photos, and knit.
Educational Content Specialist and Psychosocial Content Editor, OncoLink
University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice