Health Advocate™, Inc. and Co-sponsor Webinar: The Impact of Breast Cancer on the Workplace

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Webinar to help attendees understand how breast cancer affects everyone, from the employee to the people they live and work with.

Health Advocate, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, and, the world’s leading non-profit online breast health and breast cancer resource, are co-sponsoring a webinar called The Impact of Breast Cancer on the Workplace.

The webinar will be held twice on Wednesday, October 3. One at 11:00 am ET and again at 2:00 pm ET.

Most of the more than 200,000 people diagnosed each year with breast cancer will continue to work during and after their cancer treatment. There is much that employers can do to be supportive and help employees who have this life-changing disease remain as productive as possible.

The featured speakers will be Marisa C. Weiss, M.D., Founder and President of, and Bert Alicea, Licensed Psychologist and Vice President of EAP+Work/Life Services for Health Advocate.

“Breast cancer is a devastating disease that impacts employees’ families, friends and coworkers. Through this webinar, we want to educate employers that there are ways they can help their employees– from simply being a good listener, to educating them, to connecting them with qualified resources for support,” said Alicea.

“The webinar will help attendees understand how breast cancer affects everyone, from the employee to the people they live and work with,” said Dr. Weiss. “The goal is to create the message that employers can be empowered to help employees with breast cancer by providing important resources.”

This webinar will provide valuable information about how employers can positively confront breast cancer in the workplace. Participants will better understand the disease, risks and prevention strategies as well as how to offer the best support, resources, policies and services to help lessen the impact on the employee and the organization.

In addition, Dr. Weiss will discuss the findings of an informal survey, conducted with its online community about their experience with the disease and the impact on the workplace.

Details about the webinar:
When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Click here to register for 11 am
Click here to register for 2 pm
For more information, call: 866.385.8033, prompt #2

About Health Advocate
Health Advocate™, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, serves 40+ million Americans through more than 9,000 client relationships, including many of the nation’s largest companies, helping members personally navigate healthcare and insurance-related issues, saving time and money. Our Core Health Advocacy service is centered around our Personal Health Advocates, who assist members with a range of clinical, administrative and insurance-related issues. Our spectrum of add-on, complementary employee- and employer-based solutions include our Wellness Advocate™, Benefits Gateway and Health Information Dashboard™, EAP+Work/Life™, Personalized Health Communications™ and decision support programs. The solutions are designed to lower healthcare costs, increase productivity and improve outcomes.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Health Advocate has received a range of awards including 2011 Workforce Management magazine Optimas Award as the Worldwide Leader in Service, 2011 InformationWeek Top Tech Innovations, named for the sixth consecutive year as one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. 500, one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 and 2011 Technology Fast 500™, 2011 Enterprise Awards’ Life Sciences Company of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia Region, 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia Region by Ernst & Young, and is rated one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work by Philadelphia magazine.

Health Advocate is not affiliated with any insurance or third party provider.

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About, founded in 2000 by breast cancer oncologist Dr. Marisa Weiss, is the world’s leading nonprofit online breast health and breast cancer resource. currently reaches nearly 13 million people from 230 countries who depend on the site for the most current, understandable and reliable information available, and for their robust, online support community.

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