The COVID-19 pandemic expedited the mental health crisis in America, but a closer look indicates the problem has been plaguing employers, unions, and benefit sponsors for years. With the reality that benefit sponsors are spending on average $15,000 annually per worker with mental health issues, the need has evolved beyond ancillary mental health support that is limited in scope and coverage.
America’s workers need dedicated mental health coverage that is fully integrated with primary healthcare benefits. Treating the whole person and not just their symptoms close the gaps in improving mental and physical wellbeing.
What you can expect to learn:
- How worker mental health can contribute to high healthcare costs
- How mental health can contribute to decreased worker productivity and more time off
- The benefits of integrating mental health coverage with primary care benefits
- How one organization was able to save on their healthcare costs