ASCO aims to attract and retain the best people. To achieve this goal, ASCO offers a competitive benefits package and compensation program, contributing to a fulfilling and excellent employment experience. 

Benefits Package

Fidelity 401(k) Retirement Plan 

  • Employees become eligible to defer their salary within their first month at ASCO; employees who do not make a deferral election will be automatically enrolled at a rate of 6% (employee can opt out).
  • Employees are immediately eligible, upon hire, to begin receiving the ASCO 401(k) plan contributions
    • ASCO contributes 7.5% of earnings
    • Four-year vesting schedule based on employment anniversary: 25% on one-year anniversary, 50% on two-year anniversary, 75% on three-year anniversary, and 100% on four-year anniversary

Medical Insurance Benefits

Employees and eligible dependents (spouse/domestic partner and children) are eligible for coverage on the first day of the month following their hire date. Employee contributions to premium costs are minimal.

  • CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance
    • One POS Plan and one POS plan with an HSA
    • All Plans include medical, prescription drug, and vision benefits
  • Unum Dental Insurance—Includes orthodontia

Health & Wellness Benefits

ASCO pays 100% of the premiums for the benefits listed below. Benefit eligibility begins on the first of the month following hire date:

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for health care and dependent care expenses
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance—provides 60% salary (up to a maximum of $10,000/month) for qualified injury or illness
  • Life Insurance—benefit is two times annual base salary up to a maximum of $200,000
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)—service providing up to six counseling sessions, as well as referrals for work/life, legal, and financial services

Leave Benefits

  • Results-Oriented Work Environment (ROWE); employees can take the time off that they need as long as the employee meets their work results
  • 13 paid holidays in which offices are closed for business
  • 13 days of leave for extended medical absences

Additional Perks

  • Transportation Subsidy—ASCO pays for parking on-site or provides up to $165/month for mass transit
  • Education Support Program—financial assistance for earning a degree (annual application each summer)
  • Supplemental life and long-term disability insurance available annually
  • Discounted rates on auto/home insurance through Liberty Mutual


ASCO’s pay philosophy is to maintain a fair and competitive compensation program that is market-based, tied to performance, and aligned with ASCO’s core values. ASCO’s goal is to keep pace in the marketplace by paying competitively to attract, hire, and retain the most qualified professionals. Our salary program features job families that allow for the identification of functional knowledge-based professional specialties.

Professional Development

ASCO also offers a variety of employee programs in order to support career advancement, promote community outreach and employee engagement, and contribute to innovative ideas.

A Focus on Professional Development and Career Growth

  • Support for seeking learning and advancement opportunities within the organization
  • Career path and job coaching guidance including management training
  • Instructor-led training and e-Learning for professional development
  • Education Support Program that provides financial assistance to employees enrolled in qualified postsecondary programs
  • Mentoring Program which fosters communication, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration across departments
  • Established chapter for Toastmasters International ®

Employee-Friendly Perks

  • Innovative and interactive new employee onboarding program
  • Wellness programs including an annual health fair, onsite gym, and weekly yoga class
  • Social events, holiday celebrations, and creative gatherings
  • Complimentary beverages and healthy snacks offered daily
  • Employee Referral Program in which an employee may be eligible to receive a monetary award if a referral is hired
  • Community outreach programs and volunteer opportunities to give back to the cancer care community

Dedicated Innovation Fund

  • Created as a way to seed, fund, and support ideas for new products, services, and approaches that can help ASCO to achieve its vision, contributing and providing new sources of revenue