Nearly two years after COVID began, employers and employees are coming to terms with the need for better mental health resources in the workplace.
Deanna Baumgardner, owner of Employers Advantage, was featured in this article about making mental health resources in the workplace more readily available and how to take advantage of them.
"We have an employee assistance program we offer to our clients and we saw an uptick in the number of clients signing up for that," Baumgardner said. "It gives their employees up to eight free mental health sessions." The programs typically also offer resources such as nutrition coaching, legal counsel, and health advocates. But the primary benefit amid the pandemic was the need for mental health counseling, Baumgardner said.
Deanna recommends assisting employees that don't receive full benefits and asking your HR about your specific insurance plan and what it can cover. You can also get in touch with an insurance representative at your provider who can explain your coverage in detail.
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