An employee informs you that she recently received a cancer diagnosis. She is afraid and overwhelmed. The diagnosis is a lot to process. The complexity of navigating doctor appointments, treatments, transportation and child care amplifies the stress.
Care advocates and counselors can help guide critically ill employees through the complexities of the health care industry. These support services are often available through employer-purchased health plans or, if not, can be purchased as separate benefits. The key is to make sure your workers know the benefit is available.