EAP & Managed Care – A Good Fit
Last month we talked about the new mental health parity law going into effect as of October 3. One of the best ways for self-insured groups to make certain their benefits are working well is to use the EAP:
- If employees use their EAP before going to their insurance benefit, there is a cost saving to both the employee and the employer. The employee has no deductible, co-pay or co-insurance. For the organization, the cost of sessions does not come out of the insurance pool. Depending on the EAP model, a large percentage will be able to resolve their issues within the EAP.
- If the employee needs care beyond what the EAP can provide, the case manager can help the employee find the appropriate provider and level of care needed.
MINES has been providing managed behavioral healthcare since 1986 with a 98% satisfaction rate. Your account management staff is always available to consult with you in making decisions about whether to provide managed behavioral healthcare and what is appropriate for your organization.
Benefit Fair Time
Thanks to those of you who have given us advanced notice on participating in your benefit fair or open enrollment. So far we have 41 meetings scheduled for the season. Please call us if you are planning an event so we can be there for you.
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Info from our friends at Mental Health America:
The fourth annual “Our Health Matters” Community Health and Lifestyle Expo will be held from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2008 at Rachel B. Noel Middle School (5290 Kittridge St., Denver, 80239). As part of this year’s series on health, a team of bilingual panelists will dispel myths, discuss preventive measures for keeping the H1N1 virus at bay, and the pros and cons of the H1N1 vaccine for attendees. In addition to the presentation, which will be held at noon, screenings and services will include