Stating that American workers are stressed to the point where it affects their job performance is an understatement. Studies have found that behavioral health and substance misuse impact at least 10 percent of employees in the U.S. Employees dealing with behavioral health struggles are five times more likely to file for workers’ compensation, three times more likely to injure themselves in the workplace, and twice as likely to request time off. This costs employers more than $8,500 per employee annually.
To retain an effective and healthy workforce, it’s helpful for employers to pay attention to the behavioral health of the people they rely on to carry out business objectives. WEconnect Health Management this week announced the launch of WEconnect Works, a new, affordable mobile offering for employers looking to help employees with behavioral health. Unlike legacy solutions, WEconnect Works offers digitized contingency management rewards, moderation management, and is personalized to suit every employee’s lifestyle.
“Behavioral health, including substance misuse, is one of the most significant public health issues of our time, and employers can make a real difference by providing their employees with the tools and support they need to guide their wellness,” said Daniela Luzi Tudor, CEO and co-founder of WEconnect Health Management.
While mental health professionals are always the first line of defense for serious problems, many Americans face a wait for an appointment with them. Seeking peer support at company meetings or in small towns can pose a significant challenge to confidentiality and employee comfort, so it’s helpful to provide employees with an approach that will allow them to engage in a way they prefer.
Previously available through health plans, WEconnect Works is now available directly to companies even if their insurance provider does not offer it. It helps organizations to mitigate the impact of these employee issues by empowering them to:
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