Chubb launches genetics-based cancer program

Chubb Workplace Benefits, a Chubb business that partners with benefits brokers and consultants, recently launched Cancer Advocate Plus, a first-of-its-kind cancer-specific, genetics-based insurance program.

Whitehouse Station-based Chubb said Cancer Advocate Plus provides tools and resources for an individual to proactively understand their risk of cancer, more effectively manage a cancer diagnosis and offers insurance protection to help with the potential financial impact of a cancer diagnosis.

“This program is unique. It meets Americans at the intersection of science, wellness and insurance coverage to help save lives,” Janet Buzil, senior vice president of product innovation at Chubb, stated. “Cancer Advocate Plus offers a proactive and personalized approach to cancer risk recognition and care navigation one employee at a time. It is truly a game changer in the category of voluntary benefits.”

Through an exclusive agreement with leading genomics-based, health navigation company healthŌme, the Chubb Cancer Advocate Plus program offers policyholders tools and support across the cancer continuum, including:

  • Screening;
  • Cancer management;
  • Molecular diagnostic tumor testing;
  • Expert medical review;
  • Cancer recovery;
  • Insurance protection;
  • Ongoing education and empowerment.

“In collaboration with Chubb, we’re proud to break down barriers to health equity and equip individuals with unprecedented, direct access to a more personalized, proactive approach to cancer management and advocacy,” Darren Rowe, CEO of healthŌme, said.

“This program exemplifies our focus on innovating and delivering value beyond traditional voluntary benefits and extends how broker partners and clients can further reap the benefits from one Chubb,” Alex Faynberg, division president, Chubb Workplace Benefits, added.

Cancer Advocate Plus is the newest addition to the Chubb Workplace Benefits voluntary health and life portfolio. One of the nation’s fastest-growing voluntary benefits worksite carriers over the last several years, CWB also offers supplemental accident, critical illness, disability, hospital indemnity and life insurance products to employers.