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Are Your Mental Health Benefits Effective?

Employers play a critical role in promoting and supporting employees and their families mental health as it impacts productivity, health status, quality of life, and health benefit costs.  MBGH believes it is important for mental health and well-being to sit equally along-side physical health.

In 2019 MBGH is focusing on understanding how Memphis employers are addressing mental health in your health benefits and well-being programs and we are offering specific training and learning sessions to assist you in enhancing the effectiveness of these benefits.

As part of this focus, here are some actions you can take now:

FOR MEMPHIS-AREA EMPLOYERS ONLY: Take this national survey of current employer attitudes and future directions re: mental health strategies. Survey participants get national results for benchmarking and MBGH will get a market-specific report to inform actions to help make your mental health strategies even more effective. Please respond by January 16, 2019Click here for a .PDF copy of the survey questions for your review. Please indicate you are a member of Memphis Business Group on Health. We ask that only one survey be submitted per organization so please coordinate with your co-workers on who will submit the survey.

Get templates and suggested contract language to strengthen your contracting practices related to mental health parity. 

•  Mental Health Parity Model Hold-Harmless Language

•  Mental Health Parity Model Data Request

Check-out these reports for critical information and steps employers are taking to effectively manage the cost and quality of their mental health benefits. 

•  Mental Health Deep Dive Report (see employer checklist in Appendix 1)

•  Mental Health Action Brief

•  AHA CEO Roundtable Mental Health

Participate in the mental health events detailed below and throughout the year that will provide you with specific actions you can take in the workplace.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 3:11 PM

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