Premise Health Signs Working with Cancer Pledge in Support of Team Members

Premise Health client Publicis is championing a movement to encourage employers to provide additional support to employees living with or caring for someone with cancer. The Working with Cancer Pledge was born through personal experience after the company’s CEO realized the additional hurdles and concerns that individuals with cancer can face in the workplace.

Likewise, Premise Health executives Beth Ratliff, COO, and Liz Reimer, CHRO, know the unique needs the organization’s team members may have as they journey through cancer. The British Journal of Cancer and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reports that 50% of people will experience cancer in the lifetime. This sobering statistic drives Premise’s support of the pledge and to ending the stigma and insecurity for people with cancer in the workplace.

In demonstration of Premise’s dedication to helping team members living with cancer or caring for a loved one with cancer, Ratliff and Reimer submitted the following pledges in support of Publicis’ efforts. View all company pledges here.

Beth Ratliff, COO

At Premise Health, we know that team members experiencing a cancer journey – whether personal or with a loved one – need extra support. As someone who was on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis in the last year, this has never been truer. We want to be part of that support system to ensure team members and caregivers know taking care of themselves comes first. Living out our mission of helping “people get, stay and be well” is at the forefront of everything we do. We are committed to providing resources that will assist any team member with a cancer diagnosis or serving as a caregiver.

Beyond the first-class benefits Premise has in place, we offer Team Member Resource Groups (TMRG), which are team member led, voluntary groups that offer opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas and solutions, and network with one another.  I am proud Premise has a Caregiving Professionals TMRG, which offers a unique community in which caregivers can share their experiences, triumphs, and concerns with others in similar situations.

Cancer doesn’t define a person, and we want to erase any stigma associated with cancer in the workplace. I have no doubt that the support and resources provided by our organization had a significant impact on my successful recovery from cancer, and I’m proud to represent Premise in signing the Working with Cancer pledge.

Liz Reimer, CHRO

At Premise Health, our team members are our greatest asset, which is why it’s critically important we support them when going through a cancer diagnosis or serving in a caregiver role. Facing a difficult medical diagnosis such as cancer can put strain on all areas of a person’s health – physical, emotional, and social. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help any team member faced with a cancer diagnosis. From helping a team member locate high-quality, cost effective specialty care in their community or getting an expert second opinion from a Mayo Clinic specialist to a Care Excellence program that offers the opportunity to be referred to Mayo Clinic for evaluation and/or treatment or a virtual pharmacy that provides convenient access to fill prescriptions remotely and have them delivered to a team member’s home with free and fast shipping, our unique benefits package is designed to support a team member throughout their cancer diagnosis.

In addition, we know a cancer diagnosis has a significant impact on an individual’s mental health. Premise is proud to offer virtual counseling at no cost to all full-time, part-time and PRN team members and dependents

Premise stands with all those fighting cancer and any caregiver who is fighting on behalf of a loved one.