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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

  1. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS (.pdf)

    Addresses financial organization, planning, insurance options, employment concerns, and benefit issues important to people with MS and their families; provides information for the future and to meet financial challenges that often accompany life with MS. 72-pages. (This guide is a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National MS Society, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.)*published prior to the enactment of the ACA.

  2. ONLINE Long-Term Care

    Self Advocacy for Medical Care and Long Term Care (.pdf)

    This guide is intended to help people with multiple sclerosis engage in self advocacy to better understand and guide their medical care, and, as necessary, manage their long-term care

  3. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Disability Benefits 101

    Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together. Get educated and get the answers you need.

  4. ONLINE Insurance

    Covered California

    Covered California is a new, easy-to-use marketplace where you and your family may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable and where you will be able to compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget.

  5. WEBCAST Insurance

    "Applying for Long Term Disability Benefits" recording

    Original Air Date: August 10, 2011 Presenter: Lisa Kantor. The topics of this teleconference include how to apply for and access vital Long Term Disability benefits.

  6. Insurance

    CA State Disability Benefit Program

    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011 Presenter: Alicia Oldfield This teleconference highlights the challenges faced when accessing State Disability Insurance due to the unpredictable nature of MS. Information about the program, who qualifies and instructions on how to apply is also featured.

  7. Insurance

    Health Care Reform

    Original Air Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010 Presenters: Shawn O'Neail & Lauren Chiarello The topics addressed in this teleconference include: key provisions and dates of healthcare reform implementation; pre-existing condition clauses; lifetime limits and long term care; and major impacts on healthcare coverage, Medicare and Medi-Cal.

  8. Insurance

    Facts About California's State Disability Benefit Program

    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011 Presenter: April Oakley This teleconference highlights information about the program, who qualifies and instructions on how to apply.

  9. Insurance

    SSDI: Starting & Navigating the Process

    Original Air Date: August 4, 2011

  10. Insurance

    Getting the Most out of Your Health Insurance

    A presentation addressing some of the practical issues people face when dealing with insurance companies and governmental health programs. Speakers include: Liz Mercer, regional trainer for Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline and Washington State Office of the insurance commissioner; Elizabeth Pelley, former insurance company executive; John Wood, attorney and advocate.