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Multiple Sclerosis: How to Deal with Attitudes (Yours and Others’)

Sometimes attitudes — your own or other people’s — can get in the way of your job even more than your multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms do. For example, many people mistakenly assume that anyone with a [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Employment Resources

When you’re dealing with multiple sclerosis (MS), the legal and financial issues involved in your employment decisions are complex for even the savviest of folks. So, it’s well worth your while to get [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Plan Your Workplace Disclosure Strategy

After you’ve decided to disclose your multiple sclerosis (MS) at work, it’s important to plan your strategy carefully. Follow these steps for a smooth disclosure: [more…]

Should I Disclose My MS at Work?

When you’re trying to decide who (if anyone) in your office should know about your multiple sclerosis (MS), it’s important to remember that disclosure in the workplace should generally be on a need-to-know [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis, Employment, and the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was passed in 1990, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability — in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telephone services. [more…]

MS and the Workplace: Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

Under the ADA, the responsibility for requesting accommodations lies with you. So, you need to be the one to figure out exactly what you need, and you need to be the one to initiate the conversation. Don’t [more…]

MS and the Workplace: When to Call in the EEOC

A good resource to know about in case you and your employer can’t come to an agreement about accommodations for your multiple sclerosis (MS) is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: SSDI and Long-Term Disability Options

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and, in spite of all necessary accommodations and short-term leave options, you’re still unable to perform your essential job functions, it’s time to look at the alternatives [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis and Health Insurance Options

Healthcare related to multiple sclerosis (MS) can be a major financial drain even when you have good insurance. No matter how you get your health coverage, make sure that you know the basic facts about [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Your Health Insurance Plan

Given the high cost of healthcare in the United States, insurance coverage is particularly valuable for anyone with multiple sclerosis (MS). It may, in fact, may become one’s most valuable asset, because [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis, HIPAA, and Your Coverage

Several complex federal laws are designed to help protect people who have or who are seeking insurance, including those with multiple sclerosis (MS). Among them, the [more…]

How Do COBRA and HIPAA Protect My MS Healthcare?

Government laws are complicated and can be difficult to navigate, especially if your multiple sclerosis (MS) leaves you functioning at less than 100 percent. It’s often confusing to know what is covered [more…]

Can I Replace My Income with MS Disability Insurance?

Whereas health insurance helps pay for both your general and your multiple sclerosis-related (MS) healthcare costs, disability insurance helps replace your income if you become too disabled to earn a living [more…]

MS and Future Planning: Review Your Insurance Coverage

Having good health insurance coverage is important for the average person, but for someone who has multiple sclerosis (MS) or another long-term disease, it’s even more important because things can get [more…]

MS and Future Planning: Check Out Your Finances

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), careful planning is one of the best gifts that you can give yourself and your family. If you gear up to deal with whatever challenges MS can bring, and then find [more…]

Planning Around Your MS: What Might the Future Bring?

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you can’t predict the future, but you can try to anticipate some of the changes or challenges that may crop up down the road. And anticipating these changes can help [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Tips for Taking Charge of Your Future

In spite of the unpredictability of multiple sclerosis (MS), you can do a lot to feel prepared. Because MS is so variable from one person to the next, and people's life circumstances are so different, [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Hold on to Your Health Insurance with COBRA

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), hanging onto your health insurance can be difficult due to increased expenses, loss of income or employment benefits, and other problems. Fortunately, Congress and [more…]

How to File Successful Insurance Appeals for MS Claims

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), knowing how to get and keep your health insurance isn't enough. You also need to know how to file an appeal if your insurance plan refuses to pay for some or all [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Take Care When You Travel

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) travel all over the world — on business and on vacation. They sightsee, trek, snorkel, and go white-water rafting, and you can too. The following suggestions can help [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis Myths versus the Truth

Myths about multiple sclerosis (MS) abound, and chances are if you’ve heard them, you haven’t heard much that was good. In fact, you may have heard only about wheelchairs, nursing homes, or even death [more…]

You Can Have Multiple Sclerosis and Still Have a Life

If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), you might be worried that is signals the end of life as you know it. There are a lot of rumors and misunderstandings about MS out there, and you [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Recent Developments in Clinical Studies and Trials

Researchers are busy studying every aspect of multiple sclerosis (MS) — searching for ways to treat the symptoms and slow the disease course more effectively, cure the disease so that function is restored [more…]

In Search of a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis

Doctors and scientists all over the world have been researching the causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) for years. The more that is learned and understood about MS, the more effective treatments become. [more…]

Travel Tips for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), the most important thing to remember is that you can have fun just like everyone else. If you like to travel, why stop now? As long as you’re willing to plan ahead [more…]

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