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Reduce cost and increase screening with improved access

Early detection reduces cancer costs by almost 75%1 and cancer screening is covered by health plans. Yet many people are still behind on screening because it remains complex and frustrating. In fact, 65% of U.S. adults say coordinating and managing healthcare is overwhelming and time-consuming2. Finding a clinician or specialist, receiving a surprise bill, and navigating a complicated system stand in the way of screenings.

We offer a simple solution: at-home screening and in-person referrals, wraparound care services, 1:1 support, and education.

Color’s Cancer Prevention and Screening Program, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is designed to increase screening adherence by addressing barriers. It’s not just about enabling screenings or providing the right tests– it’s about everything that happens before, during, and after, to ensure employees and members adhere to cancer screenings and preventive actions.

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Partnering to increase access to cancer screening

We have combined American Cancer Society’s expertise in clinical, evidence-based research on cancer prevention, and our leadership in preventive healthcare delivery to help employers and unions improve cancer outcomes and reduce costs for employees and members. 

Together, we have designed one of the first Cancer Prevention and Screening Programs through which employers and unions can provide highly accessible screening solutions, connection to clinical services, high-touch Care Advocacy, and resources for further education, in partnership with existing care providers.

Our program addresses several of the most common, highly-preventable types of cancer including:

Early detection of common cancers is important for improving health outcomes


of all cancers in men are prostate, lung, and colorectal3


of all cancers in women are breast, lung, and colorectal4


survival rate of breast5, cervical6, colorectal7, and prostate8 cancers when caught earlier

Prevention and its impact on cancer-related costs and outcomes

On average, the annual healthcare costs incurred by patients with cancer are about 4 to 5 times higher than those without cancer.9,10 Earlier detection of cancer can not only improve outcomes, but can significantly reduce cancer-related costs. That’s where Color comes in.


Cancer Costs and Health Outcomes: Early vs. Late-Stage Diagnosis11,12

How it works

Our Cancer Prevention and Screening Program, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, combines four key elements to ensure populations are up to recommended cancer screening guidelines. Here’s how:

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We bring people to screening guidelines

Based on the American Cancer Society’s evidence-based guidelines, we ensure each person gets access to the right tests and help them take the next step by conducting individualized health assessments and providing a personalized screening and detection plan — all in one seamless process.

We improve compliance with screening

Our personalized plans evaluate individual risk, need, and family history to provide participants with appropriate, convenient, and accessible screenings. Where indicated, we provide participants with at-home tests to screen for cervical, colorectal, or prostate cancer. When in-person screening is needed, we help participants find, schedule, and complete accessible in-network care.

Preventive Behaviors

We increase preventive behaviors

We provide coaching, support, ongoing education, and clinical care to promote evidence-based preventive care interventions that lower cancer risk — whether it’s helping members stop smoking, adhere to medications, or lose weight. 

Support Members

We support members during and post diagnosis

In the event of a diagnosis, our clinicians are immediately available to answer questions, explain results, and offer support. With this comes high-touch Care Advocacy services and patient education on available benefits, diagnosis and treatment options, second opinion services, and other informational resources. We provide access to Color’s group-based mental health support programs to support those with a new diagnosis, caregivers of people undergoing treatment, and survivors of cancer. The American Cancer Society’s trained cancer information support specialists are available 24/7/365 by phone or chat to support members throughout any aspect of screening, prevention, care, or family support.

Color is a trusted partner to leading companies and unions

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Our Apporach

Designed for people. Built for populations.

Color’s partnership with the American Cancer Society aims to close the gaps in preventive care utilization by making healthcare services more accessible for participants and more cost-effective for the employer or fund.

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We serve millions through partnerships with leading employers, state and local governments, and unions. Our model brings healthcare directly to your population, reaching individuals in a way that fits within their daily lives.

What we deliver:

Improved member engagement in preventive care

Utilization in a large union population, representing 4x higher utilization than other benefits


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Improved employee engagement in preventive care

Utilization among eligible employees at a Fortune 1000 clothing company


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Positive participant experience

4.7 out of 5
Average patient satisfaction scores


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Higher compliance
with guidelines

Participants in a union population scheduled follow-up within one month of their initial Color results


It’s a win-win situation because from a Fund perspective you’re looking at catching something early. So, you’re looking at savings there. And from a member’s perspective, you’re looking at catching something early and increasing your survival rate.

Maria Scheeler
Administrator & Executive Director Teamsters Health & Welfare Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity

If I know, then I can be proactive about it. That knowledge is powerful to me.

LaKrisia Aryn
Global 500 Manufacturing Company

It has been our pleasure to provide an opportunity for our employees and their partners to learn if they have risk factors for cancer.

Kerstin Aiello
Director of North America Benefits, Synopsys

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  1., BMC Health Serv
  2. AAPA Harris Poll: The Patient Experience: Perspectives on Today’s Healthcare
  3. “Cancer Statistics,” National Cancer Institute.
  4. “Cancer Statistics,” National Cancer Institute.
  5. “Survival Rates for Breast Cancer,” American Cancer Society
  6. “Survival Rates for Cervical Cancer,” American Cancer Society
  7. “Survival Rates for Colorectal Cancer,” American Cancer Society
  8. “Survival Rates for Prostate Cancer,” American Cancer Society
  9. “Health Care Expenditure Burden of Cancer Care in the United States,” National Library of Medicine
  10. “The costs of cancer to a major employer in the United States: a case-control analysis,” National Library of Medicine.
  11. Adapted from McGarvey N, Gitlin M, Fadli E, Chung KC. Increased healthcare costs by later stage cancer diagnosis. BMC Health Serv
  12., National Cancer Institute

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization that routinely publishes guidelines, and as part of this program, ACS contributes its expertise and educational materials on cancer screening and prevention and connects participants who contact ACS with ACS cancer-related information. A portion of fees generated from this program will be used to support the ACS mission. ACS does not provide medical or clinical care.