Emotional Health Benefits
Be a champion of employee mental health, at work and at home.
By providing mental health in your overall employee health and wellness plan, you can show your commitment to workplace wellness.
Workplace mental health has become a top-of-mind issue
Emotional wellbeing at work is a high priority for both employees and employers like you.
say it is important to them to work for an organization that values their emotional and psychological well-being.
report that their employer offers health insurance with coverage for mental health and substance use disorders.
named mental health assistance as a top benefit.
We can help you make mental health care part of your overall health plan.
Emotional health coverage can be part of several types of health and other plans available for you to provide to your employees and their families.
Mental health support can cover:
- Social work services
- Peer support groups
- Substance use disorder treatments
- And more
Frequently asked questions about employee mental support.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mental health challenges present significant quality-of-life and financial burdens for employees and employers alike. Somewhere between 30% and 50% of adults experience mental illness over their lifetimes, with a cost of $200 billion each year in health care expenses and lost work productivity. Mental health crises can also result in a higher employee turnover.
Providing appropriate mental health care at work can improve both your ability to hire and retain top talent, and to safeguard the wellbeing and productivity of your workforce. Your Highstreet agent can help you evaluate the benefits of having mental health care as part of your health and wellness benefits plan.
The U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being emphasizes the foundational role that workplaces play in promoting the psychological health and well-being of workers and lays out five essentials for pursuing workplace mental health:
- Protection from harm (including security and safety)
- Connection and community (including social support and belonging)
- Work-life harmony (including autonomy and flexibility)
- Mattering at work (including dignity and meaning)
- Opportunity for growth (including learning and accomplishment)
A solid emotional health strategy, as part of your overall employee health and wellness plan, can provide proof of your commitment to your employees, as well as provide them the support and resources they need to stay well. Talk to your Highstreet agent about integrating mental health supports into your employee benefits package.