Are Your Employees with Cancer Getting the Right Care?

The words, “you have cancer” are shocking, and what follows is plenty of uncertainty, overwhelm and a host of emotions for patients and caregivers alike. Fortunately, there has been a rapid pace of innovation in genetic testing, diagnostics and drugs. Getting access to these breakthrough treatments, on the other hand, isn’t always straightforward. “Cancer care […]

5 Nurse Navigators Share Stories of Members Who Have Impacted Their Lives

As an oncology nurse navigator at Employer Direct Healthcare, no two days are ever the same. Nurse navigators serve as the single point of contact for members and their families, providing education and advocacy, expediting referrals for second opinions, steering members to the appropriate site of care, and connecting them with financial resources. For Shannon […]

Donna’s Cancer Care Direct Story: Faster Time to Liver Cancer Treatment

Cancer Care Direct member Donna V. began experiencing a sharp pain on her right side over the fall of 2023. The pain would surface out of nowhere, then disappear just as quickly. Thinking it was likely indigestion, Donna never gave it too much thought. “Then one day I woke up and it hurt so badly […]

How Employers Can Lead the Way on Changing Healthcare Incentives

Self-insured employers pay more for a range of medical procedures compared with fully insured employers and haven’t traditionally had the same bargaining power with providers.  So how can employers get more leverage? We asked Zeke Emanuel, MD, an oncologist and world leader in health policy and bioethics, about his ideas for how self-insured employers can start seeing […]