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    1. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors

      Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) provides free, unbiased, and confidential assistance with Medicare and health care choices.

    2. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

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    1. 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

    2. "Applying Through Your Employer's Long Term Disability Benefits when MS Progresses" recorded teleconference

      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.

    3. "Health Care Reform" recorded teleconference

      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.

    4. "SSDI: Starting & Navigating the Process" recorded teleconference

      Original Air Date: August 4, 2011

    5. "Getting the Most out of Your Health Insurance" recorded teleconference

      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.

    6. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

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