Creative benefits help employees with cancer stay on the job

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Employees living with cancer increasingly are staying on the job, thanks to benefits like flexibility and intermittent, short-term disability insurance.

At KPMG, employees undergoing chemotherapy work with their managers and HR to craft a workable schedule using the organization’s flex-time options, which it offers to any employee. An employee with low stamina, for instance, might temporarily work half days, while someone who becomes sick during chemo treatment might take a week off each month.

Covering extra expenses

To supplement the part-time income from a reduced workweek, employees rely on the organization’s short-term disability insurance. In addition, the firm offers a personal cancer indemnity plan. That plan, which employees must enroll in while they’re healthy, pays a stipend for hospital stays, radiation treatments or cancer screenings. The plan also helps defray transportation costs, family hotel expenses or...(register to read more)

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