Employee Mental Health: How You Can Help
It's not always easy to tell when an employee is suffering with a mental health issue.  Sometimes it can be their own health at risk, other times, they are carrying the burden of someone at home having a mental health struggle.  As an employer or a manager, you can take some simple steps to help: 

  • Provide guidelines for business conduct. Each year, request that all employees read and sign guidelines for business conduct, containing a section on fair and equitable treatment and a sub-section on discrimination applying to all business dealings. Also, post these guidelines in break areas and other areas where employees will see them frequently.
  • Bring in an expert on mental health. Book a speaker to discuss mental health and mental illness with your employees.
  • Provide access to Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). EAPs can assist employees in dealing with stress-related, emotional and psychiatric pressures that may limit their effectiveness on the job.
  • Ask your insurance carrier about (adequate) mental health coverage. Until recently, most insurance companies provided more restrictions to accessing mental health services than they do to accessing care for a physical illness, despite the fact that in any given year more people will have a mental illness than a physical illness. Cutting dollars for mental healthcare can increase overall medical costs.

Your Advisor at CFI can help you evaluate your employee's access to mental health programs and can provide resources to make healthy changes where needed. 

Gap Plans: Saving Thousands
Facing a high group medical renewal?  

If premiums keep going up, how do you increase your bottom line while keeping a great benefits package in place for your employees? 

We have solutions. 

Gap insurance is a product that we can put in place to help keep employees happy while driving costs down. We have seen groups save tens of thousands of dollars per year using this creative strategy. 

Learn more!  Ask your Advisor to quote it at your next renewal.  

Reminder: Send Updates
For the sake of compliance, we require all employers to send us a list of new hires and terminations as they happen. 

The continued accuracy of your company census is important, as it allows for timely enrollments and terminations and helps you avoid complex payroll changes and billing issues. 

Along with sending you the emailed or faxed monthly update request, we have created a new, simple form that you can fill out and send to us as changes happen, rather than waiting for us to request them. 

To view and save the form please 

*Be sure to save the link as a favorite so that you can update us any time you have changes. 

Questions? Call us at 740-363-5433

Spotlight: Tax Reporting

For helpful information about tax reporting and your group health plan, check out these resources: 

**This section is to provide information only and may not apply to all employers. Please note that CFI does not offer tax filing services or give tax related advice. 

Please consult your tax preparer with any questions. ** 
Bloom Where You Are Planted
One of our favorite parts of being a part of our local community is volunteering. It offers a chance to give back, to meet amazing people, and to help others in a way we can't in our day to day jobs.

 We encourage you to take some time for others this spring and volunteer.  Your heart and your community will be better for it. 

 Looking for a place to start? 

Jim Roesch, 
CEO and Chief Visionary Director