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1099s are only issued if there were HSA disbursements (money used) during the tax year. The 5498 will be available beginning in May, but is not needed to file taxes.


If you had a health savings account (HSA) in 2019, your IRS 1099-SA Tax Form will be available by the end of January. You will receive an alert when your tax form is ready. If you chose to receive your form by mail, you will receive a printed copy to your mailing address in early February.


If you elected to receive your statement electronically, you can view, download and print it from this portal:


From the home page, (The HumanaAccess site Homepage - Humana Access Spending Accounts) click on Health Savings Accounts listed in the “Your Accounts” box, Select Tax Forms




My Accounts - Benefit Account Summary - Account Resources Line, then click Tax Forms.

Click 1099-SA_1 to view, download or print your 2019 tax form.


NOTE: If your 2019 HSA distributions were $0, meaning you did not spend any HSA funds in 2019, you will not be issued a 1099-SA.

You may be accustomed to shortening the year when you write out a date on a document - like 1/30/20 - but you might want to think twice before you abbreviate the year 2020. 


Abbreviating 2020 on checks or contracts could expose your to fraud risk. Bad actors are constantly looking for ways to alter documents for personal gain. The year 2020 presents an easy opportunity for fraudsters as the abbreviated form of the year allows a bad actor to fraudulently manipulate the duration of a contract or date on a check.


For example, if you write 1/1/20, it can easily be changed to 1/1/2021 and extend the life of a check or contract without your knowledge. Protect yourself by taking the extra second to write out the entire 2020 year.



For more information, check out this recent CNN article

You receive Form 1095 annually. Form 1095 provides proof of health coverage for you and any covered dependents for the applicable months/year.


Members on an Individual Health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) receive Form 1095-A from CMS.


Members on an Individual Health plan that is not part of the Federal Marketplace Exchange receives Form 1095-B from Humana.


Members on a Fully Insured Commercial Health Plan receive Form 1095-B from Humana.


Members on an ASO/Self-Insured Commercial Health Plan receive Form 1095-C from their Employer.



You do not have to wait for either Form 1095-B or 1095-C from your coverage provider or employer to file your individual income tax return. You can use other forms of documentation, in lieu of the Form 1095 information returns to prepare your tax return. Other forms of documentation that provide proof of your insurance coverage include:

Insurance cards,
Explanation of Benefits (EOB),
Statements from your insurer,
W-2 or payroll statements reflecting health insurance deductions,
Records of advance payment of the premium tax credit, and
Other statement including that you, or a member of your family, had healthcare coverage.


If you and your entire family are covered for the entire year, check the full-year coverage box on your return. If you or your family members did not have coverage for one or more months of the calendar year, you can claim an exemption or make an individual shared responsibility payment.


You do not need to send the IRS proof of your health coverage. However, keep any documentation with your other tax records such as records of your family's employer-provided coverage, premiums paid, and type of coverage.


Pharmacy Resources

Posted by communitymanager Moderator Nov 19, 2019

You probably have questions about when it’s the right time to start considering a Medicare plan. Maybe you’re still working and don’t have any plans to retire, but you’re close to turning 65, or you’re past your 65th birthday.

Questions you may have are:

  • Is Medicare better than my group plan coverage?
  • I'm not retiring, should I still consider a Medicare plan?
  • Will I save money switching to Medicare?
  • Can I keep my doctor if I switch plans?
  • Is there a Medicare enrollment period I need to be aware of?
  • When should I start planning my retirement Healthcare?
  • What kind of wellness programs do Humana Medicare plans offer?

We want you to have all the tools and resources you need so you can make a decision that’s best for you and your healthcare needs.

Resources just for you:

  1. Meet with a local licensed Humana Medicare sales agent when and where it’s convenient for you.

    Set up a meeting
  2. If you prefer to talk over the phone about your Medicare options, call our toll-free number to speak to a licensed Medicare sales agent.
    Call: 855-458-4820 (8am – 6pm EST. M- F. TTY: 711)
  3. Plan for Medicare – Understand Your Options(link opens in new window)
    This booklet will provide you with a complete overview of your Medicare options. It covers costs, enrollment details, the “coverage gap,” special needs plans and more. Download it today and read it at your convenience.

Doctor on Demand

Posted by communitymanager Moderator Jan 2, 2019

2020 is shaping up to be a big year for virtual visits, also known as "Telemedicine", and Humana’s behavioral health services through Doctor On Demand® are a major part of that—so be ready!


Beginning January 1, 2019, Doctor On Demand will be in network for Humana members to help treat non-emergent behavioral health issues like stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, and more. Members can securely video chat with board-certified psychiatrists and psychologists from wherever they feel most comfortable, and they can schedule appointments for one-time issues or ongoing treatment where they can choose to see the same clinician every time.


Check out the following resources for more information:


Doctor On Demand app or 


The web at: Virtual Visit Doctors and Psychologists - Doctor On Demand 


*Cost will be determined by your benefit plan selection.

By Len Canter

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever come home from a brisk walk feeling reinvigorated, you're not alone. Research shows that this is just one of many benefits of exercising outdoors.


Working out in a natural environment can also be more physically challenging, making your body work harder and bringing greater fitness results. This happens when, for instance, you're walking, hiking or running on natural terrain, which can vary in evenness and require more exertion than on a flat surface, such as a treadmill.

According to the American Council on Exercise, other outdoor factors, like wind resistance, actually enable you to burn more calories. If, on the other hand, the wind is at your back, pushing you along a bit, you engage certain muscle fibers needed to develop strength and definition.

One study found that people get a variety of psychological boosts from building up a sweat outdoors. Participants were in a better mood and had more energy and less stress afterwards. They simply liked doing the same form of exercise more when they did it outdoors, in nature.


There are also benefits from the social interaction of exercising outside with a friend or in a group -- the enjoyment you feel makes it more likely that you'll plan more outdoor workouts.


If you have children, exercise with them to show them that fitness activities are fun. Family hikes and ski trips are great, but just being active with them at a park or playground counts, too.


And if you're caregiving for elderly parents, they, too, will benefit from time spent outdoors.


Get the entire family involved.


More information 

November 07, 2018

Know your numbers. We hear that a lot. But what happens when that statement becomes all too real? Well, one Humana Employer Group associate found out recently and it helped save a member’s life.


Working as a Consumer Engagement Professional in Phoenix, Zoila's role is to engage group commercial clients in Go365. This can often be challenging when employers don’t understand the return on investment (ROI) or the employees don’t understand the value the program offers.


As part of that role, Zoila sets up an onsite biometric screening at these employers’ offices to meet with our members and share the benefits of Go365.

Recently, while at an on-site event for a small group, Zoila was able to engage with several employees, get them signed up for Go365 and have them take their biometrics to earn the first of their points. At the end of the day, while packing up, a member came by and asked if he could do his biometric screening. Never one to turn down a member, Zoila gladly helped him.


The on-site nurse began the screening and soon became concerned while taking the member’s blood pressure. To be sure, she checked his blood pressure on his other arm. His readings were 248/143 and 258/143, respectively. The nurse knew right away that our member was in danger of a heart attack.

The member was advised to go to the Emergency Room immediately. There, he was treated right away and had to be administered IV fluids to bring his blood pressure down. He was then admitted to the hospital where he spent three days in ICU.


His doctor was stunned and didn’t know how he made it to the ER in time and that he was still alive.


Having concern for the member, Zoila called to check in on him. During that call, the member said, “Thank you for saving my life.”


The member was very thankful to Humana for hosting the onsite biometric screening that saved his life. He assumed what he was feeling was stress related to work.


Now when people ask Zoila what is the ROI for participating in Go365, her answer is simple, “You can save an employee’s life, there is no better ROI than a life!”

Beginning January 1, 2019, your Humana Spending Accounts will transition to a new technology platform known as Humana Access®. Humana Access will provide you with a simple, easy-to-use way to pay for eligible out-of-pocket healthcare and dependent care expenses. You will continue to get the same great tax advantages along with an improved debit card and more digital tools to manage your account(s).

What does the transition mean for you?

 A new debit card that can be used with all the spending account(s) in which you’ve enrolled including the dependent care flexible spending account.

 A new website and mobile app that offer a familiar online banking experience with more self-service tools so you can easily manage your account(s) anytime, anywhere.
(Please note: you will continue to manage your medical, dental and vision plans through and the MyHumana mobile app.)
 Online tutorials, videos and interactive calculators to answer your questions and help you get the most value from your spending account(s).
 The same knowledgeable service you have always received from our Customer Care Center.

What happens next?

 You will receive detailed information about this transition and what it means for you in a few weeks.
 In late December, you will receive your new Humana Access Mastercard® debit card to replace your current Humana Access Visa® debit card.
 On January 1, 2019, you can begin using your new debit card. You will also receive information on how to register your account on the Humana Access website and mobile app at that time.

We are excited to provide you a better way to manage your healthcare and dependent care costs. Please stay tuned for more information. If you have any questions about the transition in the meantime, you can contact our Customer Care Team at 1-800-604-6228 (TTY: 711), 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Eastern.

It may be Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you have to ghost your diet. Read on to explore our selection of healthy Halloween treats.


We get it: Halloween isn’t necessarily the time of year you’re most concerned with healthy eating. After all, “trick-or-treat” is basically just another way of saying “trick-or-eat unhealthy things.”

Nevertheless, there are plenty of delicious Halloween foods that you can enjoy this year without absolutely trashing your diet in the process. So sit back, relax, and check out some of our favorite Halloween foods for health-conscious revelers.

Healthy pumpkin pie

Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, doesn’t it? Well, there are plenty of ways you can take the sinful pumpkin pie and make it healthy. After all, the pumpkin itself is a remarkably healthy ingredient, containing boatloads of fiber, iron, and vitamins—there’s no need to stuff it up with useless carbs.

So, what’s the secret to a dreamy Halloween pumpkin pie? Well, there’s one very simple method: just take the crust off. That’s an awesome way to slash carbs, helping you to create a Halloween treat that won’t make your diet do a runner. Check out a couple more frightfully healthy pumpkin recipes in Country Living. From pumpkin oat cookies to a pumpkin smoothie bowl, they’ve got you covered for pumpkin goodness!

Dark chocolate + apples

Okay, it’s not going to win any healthy eating awards, but the winning combination of apples dipped in dark chocolate may help to improve your heart health. With potential health benefits including a reduced risk of atherosclerosis (hardened heart arteries), better defense against blood clots, and improved circulation, this is one Halloween treat that may work as a perfect replacement for candy or chocolate. Plus, it’s really delish.

Word of warning: some of the reports suggesting that “chocolate may actually be good for you” are, to put it mildly, dubious. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all of chocolate’s purported health benefits are bogus, and since a recent study has indicated that eating chocolate may be linked to lower risk of cardiovascular health, there could be something to the idea that dark chocolate + apples = a healthy heart. That said, it’s always best to exercise a bit of common sense when you encounter health claims that run counter to received wisdom.

Baked apples

Speaking of apples, why not really embrace one of the classic fall flavors and bake up a tray of apples — topped with oats and cinnamon, of course! Not only does this make for a ghoulishly tasty dessert, but it’s also great for anyone looking for a healthy alternative to traditionally sugary Halloween dishes. There are loads of different ways to customize your baked apple dish. Add in raisins and lemon zest or soak it in cider brandy for a slightly boozier take on this stunning Halloween treat.


Anyone who saw Scream—maybe the ultimate Halloween movie—at a formative age will have the memory of Jiffy Pop popcorn seared into their retinas. Okay, so we’re probably stretching the definition of “healthy” Halloween food to the breaking point with this one, but with its high fiber and low calorie content, homemade popcorn may actually have a variety of health benefits. From “apple pie” flavor to “lemony kale,” this list by Greatistis a great source of ideas for healthy popcorn.


Although it doesn’t necessarily sound like a Halloween staple, kale actually has a bit of a storied history when it comes to the spooky season. Once upon a time in Scotland, Halloween was an opportunity for young people to head out into the garden and pull up kale stalks, which were then used to predict your romantic future. It was said that the shape and length of the stalk could be used to determine your future lover’s height and physical appearance, while the amount of soil clinging to the roots represented the size of dowry you could expect to collect. This Halloween, why not honor this old tradition with a healthy (and surprisingly tasty) kale dish?

Want to boo-st your diet this fall? We hope this list has given you some inspiration when it comes to nutritious Halloween food. For a little extra help navigating Halloween’s scary food choices, check out our Halloween Food Pyramid.


Halloween treats that won’t spook your diet — Withings 



My name is Emily Jokisch and I am a registered dietitian and certified strength and conditioning coach. I’m here to answer your nutrition-related questions.

How do you adjust your diet/exercise routine to help burn fat rather than just lose weight?

–Luke E.

I believe your question might be referring to gaining muscle while losing fat. There’s a lot of varying science behind it, but the idea is that if you want to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. However, when restricting calories, your body has to pull energy by “exciting” energy stores in your body – fat, glucose, and even muscle (protein). Although this allows your body to function properly, you will not only lose fat, but unfortunately some muscle as well.

Science does show that you can gain muscle while losing fat, but you have to focus on two main things: protein intake and weight lifting. Keep in mind that the number on the scale may not change much if you gain muscle while losing fat. Muscle is denser than fat, so in some cases the scale may even go up. The focus here is on decreasing body fat percentage.

To start, you need to figure out where you are now. If you already consume a lot of calories, you may need to cut back. If you do decide to cut calories don’t cut too much at once or you’ll be left with limited energy for exercise and with slowed metabolism. Skimping on protein in particular can leave next to nothing for your muscles to feed on after your workout. You don’t have to count calories; consider just eating mindfully and choosing filling, nutritious foods.

A recent study of 20 young men divided the subjects into two groups, with one group following a higher-protein diet than the other.* Both groups performed resistance and high-intensity interval training six days per week. By the end of four weeks, not only did the higher-protein group lose more body fat than the lower-protein group, but they also managed to gain muscle, despite eating fewer calories than their bodies needed.

However, this study focused on a small group of young men, and it may not work for you. It’s always a good idea to talk to a doctor and/or a dietitian before starting any exercise and diet regimen. However, here are a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Track your current food habits and activity; it’s always good to find a starting point.Decrease a SMALL number of calories if needed. Increase the percentage of calories coming from protein, and decrease the percentage from carbohydrates.
  • Protein recommendations vary by age, sex, size, and activity level, but should be somewhere between 1.2 and 2.4 grams per kilogram of body weight per day. This would equal out to roughly 20-35 grams of protein per meal.
  • Focus on lean protein sources, and try adding in vegetarian sources of protein.
  • Get a new way of thinking about exercise. Focus on more resistance training exercises and less on cardio.
    • Resistance training doesn’t need to be heavy weights; try body weight exercises as well.
    • Make sure your workouts are a balance of cardio (both low and high intensity), resistance training, and stretching.
    • During your workouts, focus on a heart rate (HR) that is between 60 to 85 percent of your max heart rate, especially during strength training sessions. (HR max = 220 minus your age in years)
    • Alternate between multi-joint exercises, such as squats, and single-joint exercises, like bicep curls. Get your heart rate up during the multi-joint exercise, and then catch your breath during the single-joint set. This method combines cardio with resistance training.
    • Give muscles time to heal. Resistance training causes damage to muscle fibers and you will need at least one recovery day per week.
  • Focus on protein for recovery. Have about 20 to 25 grams of protein about 30 minutes to 2 hours after a workout.  

There is no perfect diet or workout plan for everyone! So figure out what is good for you and stick with it! Start with something, even if it’s small. Ten minutes of resistance training is ALWAYS better than none. And remember that results do not happen overnight. Start with a small goal every couple weeks, learn to make it a habit, and you will create a healthier you!


Go365 — Ask a Nutritionist – October 2018 Edition 


by Shannon Spence

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables offers more health benefits than you can count on both hands, including lower blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, cancer prevention, lower risk of obesity and digestive problems, and improved blood sugar levels. Even more, eating the daily recommended doses of fruits and veggies will help you feel full longer and keep your appetite in check.

“There are so many people who rely on supplements and vitamins when we should be able to get most of what we need from our food,” says registered nurse and nutrition advocate Kristin Woodruff. “Make sure you’re getting as many colors on your plate as possible. That is the original multivitamin.”
While the research surrounding the effects of color on health is ongoing, here’s a look at the potential health benefits of tasting the rainbow with some help from Dr. David Heber, author of What Color is your Diet?

Red foods

Health benefits - Contain lycopene , a powerful antioxidant associated with reduced risk of some cancers and protection against heart attacks

Sources - Tomatoes and tomato-based products; watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava, cranberries

Fun fact - Cooked tomato sauces may offer the most health benefits. The heating process allows the body to more readily absorb carotenoids, including lycopene.

Blue/purple foods

Health benefits - Rich in anthocyanin, antioxidants that support a healthy heart and regulate blood pressure

Sources - Eggplant (especially the skin), blueberries, blackberries, prunes, plums, pomegranates

Fun fact - The richer the color, the riper the fruit/veggie. Blueberries have the highest antioxidant activity of all. 

Green foods 

Health benefits - Contain lots of isothiocyanates, which live in the liver and help the body remove carcinogenic compounds; good source of vitamin K (essential for blood clot formation), folic acid, and potassium (helps lower blood pressure)

Sources - Broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, brussels sprouts

Fun fact - The isothiocyanates found in cruciferous vegetables may have cancer-fighting properties, particularly against colon and bladder cancers. 

Yellow/green foods

Health benefits - Rich in lutein, which is especially good for eye health; good source of vitamin C

Sources - Avocado, kiwi, spinach and other leafy greens, pistachios

Fun fact - Pistachios contain lutein in the green skin that surrounds the nut.

Orange/yellow foods

Health benefits - High in vitamin C and beta-carotene (good sources of antioxidants), which convert to vitamin A, a vital  nutrient for vision and immune function as well as skin and bone health

Sources - Carrots, mangos, cantaloupe, winter squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, apricots

Fun fact - Beta-carotenes may also help prevent some cancers, particularly lung, esophagus and stomach.

White/green foods

Health benefits - Rich in flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that help the body combat free radicals

Sources - Garlic, onions, endives, chives, celery, pears

Fun fact - A recent study found that increasing your intake of white fruits (those with white flesh) may lower your risk of stroke.

As a Go365 member, you can earn up to 10 Points per week for tracking your fruit and veggie intake when you set a weekly food log in the Go365 App.

For more nutritional facts and information on how to select and store specific fruits and veggies, visit


Go365 — Taste the rainbow for better health 

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has again earned top Gold status in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, a self-assessment scorecard that measures the comprehensiveness and quality of a company’s workplace health program, and the overall heart health of its employees.

“Humana employees have embraced the common cause of well-being, and together we’ve achieved a heightened sense of purpose, belonging, health and security”

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The index, produced by the Association’s Center for Workplace Health Research and Evaluation, measures multiple organizational best practices and compares that data across peer companies. Humana scored in the 99thpercentile overall among over 1,000 companies, demonstrating excellence in multiple best-practice areas – including leadership, communications, programs, engagement and partnerships.

This is the second year that the AHA has offered Gold-level recognition, and the second year that Humana has been honored.

“Humana employees have embraced the common cause of well-being, and together we’ve achieved a heightened sense of purpose, belonging, health and security,” said Tim State, Senior Vice President of Associate Health and Well-being at Humana. “There’s tremendous energy and power that comes from thousands of unique and personal well-being journeys evolving into a social movement we share. That’s the Humana community, and we’re proud of our commitment to better care for ourselves, our peers and our customers.”

The Workplace Health Achievement Index fulfills the vision of the CEO Roundtable, which called on the AHA to deliver an evidence-based approach to measure and recognize success in improving employee health and the corporate culture of health. Research shows that comprehensive programs, policies and practices -- supported by leadership and fully implemented -- are associated with improved employee health and well-being.

Humana’s commitment to health and well-being is exemplified by the company’s Bold Goal -- to improve the health of the communities it serves 20 percent by 2020 by making it easier for people to achieve their best health.

Over five years, Humana employees led from the front on the Bold Goal, improving their own well-being and gaining 1.8 million more Healthy Days by the end of 2017 than they would have otherwise experienced.

Humana’s research shows that employees with high overall well-being experience three times less stress, miss three times less work, are less likely to look for another job, and are more engaged.

Despite aging five years, 63 percent of continuously employed Humana employees since 2012 reduced or maintained biometric health risks associated with chronic disease, reversing the expected trend.

Humana’s annual 100 Day Dash continues to unite and inspire employees, with more than 20,000 Dashers taking nearly 14 billion stepsthis year. And Humana’s health and wellness rewards program, Go365, offers personalized activities, tracking, support and rewards to encourage healthier lifestyles.

For more than half a century, Humana has cared for people and guided them toward their own best health. That sense of purpose continues to thrive among the company’s employees, making them stronger, healthier and more resilient.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s website at, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, the American Cancer Society says remarkable progress against the disease should not obscure the significant challenges remaining.


The Facts:
Thanks to largely stable incidence rates, improved treatment, as well as earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer dropped 39 percent between the late 1980s and 2015, translating into more than 300,000 breast cancer deaths avoided during that time.

Despite that progress, there's much more to be done. Breast cancer is still the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. There is still a large racial gap in mortality, with African-American women having higher death rates compared to whites, even as incidence rates are similar.

The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2018 are:

• About 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. 
• About 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). 
• About 40,920 women will die from breast cancer.
• While black and white women get breast cancer at roughly the same rate, the mortality rate is 42% higher among black women than white women.
At this time, there are more than 3.1 million people with a history of breast cancer in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.) 
Risk factors:
• Numerous studies have confirmed that alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer in women by about 7%-10% for each one drink of alcohol consumed per day on average. Women who have 2-3 alcoholic drinks per day have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer compared to non-drinkers.
• Obesity increases the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Risk is about 1.5 times higher in overweight women and about 2 times higher in obese women than in lean women.
• Growing evidence suggests that women who get regular physical activity have a 10%-25% lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who are inactive, with stronger evidence for postmenopausal than pre-menopausal women
• Limited but accumulating research indicates that smoking may slightly increase breast cancer risk, particularly long-term, heavy smoking and among women who start smoking before their first pregnancy.

If you or someone you love are concerned about developing breast cancer, has been recently diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, the American Cancer Society provides important information on these topics and more.

What the American Cancer Society is Doing
The ACS currently funds 155 multi-year grants focused on breast cancer totaling $60.2 million. We have played a key role in many of the advances against breast cancer, including funding early work that eventually led to the development of tamoxifen and Herceptin.

Join us and help save lives from breast cancer: Fund-raise and participate in one of more than 250 Making Strides events or participate virtually at

The American Cancer Society's nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is also working to make fighting breast cancer a national priority. ACS CAN is committed to ensuring that all women have the opportunity to receive lifesaving cancer screenings and services. Working in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., ACS CAN advocates for adequate funding for early detection programs that provide access to affordable breast cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured and under-insured women.

To learn more about ACS CAN's advocacy work and to help make fighting breast cancer a priority in your community, visit

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Aurora Beacon-News