Cancer cover: Protecting & caring for employees
Reducing the impact of cancer on employee health
Cancer Research UK predicts half the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.
As part of a corporate employee wellbeing strategy, it’s vital that employers are able to support their staff with cancer care. The challenge can be finding the right balance between offering cancer cover to employees and managing the costs involved.
We help our clients develop an effective employee health strategy focused on wellbeing awareness, early detection and diagnosis.
Quick diagnosis and treatment means your employees are more likely to be able to avoid long periods of absence from work, supporting their wellbeing and reducing the likelihood of large health insurance claims.
Cancer prevention & risk detection: Cigna’s preventative benefit provides employees with a cash amount towards cancer checks to help detect early signs and symptoms. This helps encourage earlier treatment intervention for better clinical outcomes.
With many appointments arranged typically within five working days and a diagnosis often within 10–25 days, employees can start the treatment they need quickly.
Cancer care: Our Oncology Programme gives your employees access to an experienced cancer nurse who will work with them and their cancer specialist to find and arrange the best treatment for them.
Guide for HR professionals: Conversations about cancer can be a real challenge in a workplace environment. Cigna can help your HR professionals and managers feel prepared and confident on the best approach to take. We have developed some useful guidance to help build trust and encourage ongoing conversations.
About our preferred provider
Cigna has teamed up with Check4Cancer, our preferred provider for cancer diagnostics. Check4Cancer is a leading provider of early cancer detection services. To find out more about Check4Cancer please visit www.check4cancer.com
GP Referral to Diagnostics Pathways
Cigna allows general practitioners to directly refer members for diagnostic tests.
Members can self-refer to Cigna for physiotherapy and emotional wellbeing care.