Mental Health Awareness
An estimated 40 million Americans live with depression, and up to 56% do not seek treatment. Those without close or supportive relationships at work are more likely to feel disconnected from their jobs. That can affect their performance and cause a feeling of loneliness, contributing to depression.
This is also bad news for employers. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the US. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 200 million workdays are lost annually because of depression - costing $44 billion in lost productivity.*
QualChoice follows the Mental Health Parity Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The acts ensure that for plans subject to mental health parity, coverage for mental health or substance use disorder is comparable to coverage for medical and surgical care.
*Ann D. Clark, Six Steps for Dealing with Depression in the Workplace, Employee Benefit News, Apr. 30, 2018