Gold Standard Re-Accreditation WAIVED for 2020 and 2021
While the COVID-19 virus has created a time of great concern for our nation, we are encouraged and appreciative of all your hard work and continued focus on the health and well-being of your employees. That is of utmost importance and can have a great ripple effect on our communities.
In keeping with that priority, we will not require CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM re-accreditation for 2020 and 2021. Current Gold Standard employers, including Global Gold Standard employers, will maintain their accreditation through 2021.
We do ask that you reach out if we can do anything to support you.
Current Gold Standard Employers:
After being accredited for one full calendar year, employers are required to affirm they are still meeting the requirements of the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ as part of an annual re-accreditation. Because the Gold Standard is reviewed annually to ensure it’s based on the latest scientific evidence, the requirements evolve. When that happens, existing Gold Standard employers are “grandfathered” and given ample time to implement any new requirements. Eventually, however, to maintain accreditation, employers must meet the latest requirements of the Gold Standard.
Emails are sent in early January notifying our Gold Standard primary contacts about the upcoming year’s re-accreditation. The re-accreditation forms are due at the end of the first quarter, March 31st.
The Re-Accreditation Process:
Each Gold Standard employer must designate one Gold Standard contact person to serve as the point of contact for annual re-accreditation. Typically this is someone in the human resources and/or benefits function, who was integral in the organization’s original accreditation effort.
The Gold Standard primary contact will have access to their company's organization profile, archived application documents, and current year re-accreditation application; all of which is maintained on the Gold Standard website. Please contact Therese Martin, Gold Standard Program Manager, to confirm who is currently designated as your organization's primary contact.
Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
It is recognized organizations sometimes undergo significant structural changes and that it takes time to fully integrate distinct benefit and wellness programs. In order to maintain Gold Standard accreditation, the entire organization must eventually satisfy all tenets of the Gold Standard to maintain accreditation. Listed here are guidelines for different scenarios.
If you have any questions please contact:
Therese Martin, CEO Cancer Gold Standard, Senior Manager