Employers can take steps to improve employee cancer treatment - Business Insurance

April 28, 2016

NEBGH found that employers leading the way in quality cancer care have hired cancer nurse managers dedicated to their employees; implemented paid time off for approved family medical leave; developed a cancer-specific portal and guide for benefits, programs and policies; and trained managers and workers in appropriate behavior and human resource policies related to cases where an employee discloses a cancer diagnosis.

The survey of 19 self-insured employers representing about 1.2 million workers showed that 58% of those surveyed provide employees with access to oncology centers of excellence, 48% offer critical illness insurance, and 42% provide a network of high-performing oncology doctors.

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Providing Access to High-Quality Cancer Care is a High Priority for Employers, Northeast Business Group on Health Report Finds

April 27, 2016

Employers are concerned about the high cost of cancer care but they’re equally concerned about making sure employees and family members diagnosed with cancer are receiving top-quality care, says a new report from Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH). The report, “Employers and Cancer Care Quality: A Closer Look,” also says employers want to make sure the dollars they invest in cancer care are well spent and also have a strong desire to support the best possible outcomes and quality of life for those who have embarked on a cancer journey.

Employers look to balance cost, quality of cancer treatment - BenefitsPRO

April 27, 2016

The Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) devoted considerable resources in 2015 to study how employers with self-insured plans approach cancer treatment. Following workshops, interviews with plan managers, and a survey of about 20 self-insured employers, NEBGH said that employers clearly want individuals with cancer to have high quality treatment, but they have yet to develop a clear strategy for managing the cost of that treatment.

Tech and Chronic Disease in POLITICO’s Morning eHealth Newsletter

March 25, 2016

Northeast Business Group on Health is out with a guide for employers interested in digital tools for chronic disease, particularly preventing and managing diabetes. The group lauds the “convenience, personalization, data collection and management, customization of rewards and incentives, coaching and social networking.”

Employer Group Releases Diabetes Management Guide - Employee Benefit News

March 24, 2016

The NEBGH guide categorizes 25 diabetes tools — many of which are available directly to consumers as apps or online — according to six primary capabilities: group-based health courses with live coaches; integrated glucometer with enhanced communication; scripted algorithm-driven coaching; device data download and display; provider-based care management platform; and individualized live coaching.