LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-nine percent (59%) of employee benefit executives and brokers polled said that genomic products are a good benefit to offer employees. And 62% of those polled executives responded that they would personally want to get their own genetics tested as long as their privacy was maintained. The Wamberg Genomic Advisors poll of 200 executives was conducted during a webinar panel discussion on September 7th hosted by Global Healthcare Resources. Dr. Phil Smalley, Chief Medical Director at Wamberg Genomic Advisors, and Hugh Cathey, CEO of ChromoCare, participated in the panel discussion focusing on the emergence of genomic programs and services offered through the workplace.
According to Tom Wamberg, CEO of Wamberg Genomic Advisors, "This poll indicates that we are at an inflection point where genomic testing will be offered by more employers and plans. The driving factor is cost. At current price points, almost anyone can afford clinical quality testing. Ten years ago, it would have cost $1,000,000. Today, genomic tests are offered at a much more affordable price for the average consumer."
Full poll results are below:
Q: If your employer offered free genetic testing and the results were private and confidential between only you and the genetic testing provider, would you want to get your own genetics tested?
Likely Not: 2%
Certainly not: 1%
Q. Do you think genomic products are good to offer as an employee benefit?
Likely Not: 1%
Certainly not: 2%
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About Wamberg Genomic Advisors
Wamberg Genomic Advisors is your partner in the Genomic Revolution. Our mission is to make genomic testing readily available at prices everyone can afford. Our focus is on delivering genomic products and services to employers and their employees via their trusted benefit brokers and policyholders of life insurance companies. To discover more about Wamberg Genomic Advisors and the future of genomics, visit wamberggenomic.com.
SOURCE Wamberg Genomic Advisors