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Expanding Access to Hospice Care Benefits: The Dow Chemical Company

Expanding Access to Hospice Care Benefits: The Dow Chemical Company

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Here’s how the Compassionate Care Program increased hospice election by 41% and decreased use of the hospital days by 37%.


Learn how The Dow Chemical Company worked with Aetna to implement the Compassionate Care Program, allowing seriously ill employees to take advantage of hospice care without having to abandon curative treatment. Written exclusively to help purchasers learn from one another and spread best practices, this case study covers:

  • The circumstances that led Dow to expand access to hospice benefits for its employees
  • The design and implementation of the Compassionate Care Program with Aetna
  • Rolling out the program and challenges encountered along the way
  • Results and key insights for other employers

CPR conducted interviews with Steve Morgenstern from The Dow Chemical Company, as well as key contacts at Aetna to inform this story.


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