In recent years Roche has worked with local insurance companies, including the three largest, to improve health insurance coverage for cancer. Through its worldwide contacts with hospitals, laboratories and healthcare networks, Roche provides local and global data on cancer treatment options and cost analysis to the insurance companies. These efforts have enabled companies to determine an appropriate pay-out for treatment and to launch affordable cancer insurance policies that cover the best available treatment, access to hospitals and doctors, and cancer education and support.
In addition, in association with the insurance companies and a number of third parties, Roche provides services such as cancer awareness and prevention programmes, treatment and care follow-up and support. Seminars, client forums and cancer awareness campaigns run by Roche are helping to educate insurers and the wider population about how cancer can be treated.
Working with multi-national companies to help them provide medical coverage for their employees is another activity undertaken with this partnership.
Future developments include the “Green Channel Access plan” which helps insured to get seen quicker by the relevant doctors. Roche is bringing insurers and hospitals together to develop this plan.
In 2013 close to 20 million oncology insurance policies were sold in China thanks to collaborations between Roche and ten major Chinese insurance companies. This is double the amount sold in 2012.
|Location||East Asia and Pacific, China|