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State of Employee Benefits 2021 | Health Trends Edition on Mental Health

Mental health continues to be a growing concern for employers with claims steadily increasing since 2018. What can employers do to control the impact on health care costs and employee wellbeing?

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State of Employee Benefits | Health Trends Edition

Putting Mental Health into Perspective 

Mental health is hardly a new focus, but the topic is a growing concern for employers as they navigate the lasting, and seemingly unknown, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their workforce. Employee mental health and total wellbeing is now the top HR priority.

The latest analysis of claims data from nearly 100 employers on the Benefitfocus platform, combined with other research from across the benefits industry, indicates a need for employers to further support employee mental health and total wellbeing through benefits education, while designing plans that cost-effectively address those needs.