Management referrals are usually conducted through and with the assistance of the human resources department and require signed paperwork.
According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading cause of death in the United States. It claims more lives than automobile accidents or opioids and yet in some cases the numbers of suicides are under-reported as families want to hide the reasoning behind the death of a loved one. This secrecy exposes the stigma. The silence perpetuates the problem.
Compared to other benefits, an EAP is inexpensive. So, brokers may add a free EAP to the benefit bundle as a bonus to the purchasing employer. Similarly, some insurers will combine an EAP with their medical, dental, disability or worker’s compensation plans as an incentive to buy. Purchase one of the major plans and get the EAP included. The employer is pleased because now there is no need to look for an EAP or pay for an additional program. Good deal? Maybe not…
Mental health issues now are the leading cause of illness in the workplace. A study conducted by the American Institute of Stress in 2014 showed that job pressure was the leading cause of stress in the U.S.