Is your workplace equipped to help employees with cancer?

Given the absolute flurry of coverage plans that is stressing employees out when it comes to health care options, it’s alarming to think that the need to provide helpful, targeted treatment for employees struggling with cancer might not be getting enough attention.

What NEBGH and other voices in the space seem to agree upon is that addressing cancer in the workplace effectively starts with a focus on treatment outcomes. Employers should certainly familiarize themselves with the differences between treatment centers (including centers of excellence), the efficacy of various treatment options and variations in chemotherapy cost.

As usual, HR should keep ADA and other workplace requirements in mind and approach these situations with empathy.