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Mental health affects all workplaces in a variety of ways. When mental health is supported in the workplace, employers see improved morale and increased productivity.

When mental health is ignored, employers see problems with on-the-job concentration, absenteeism & rising healthcare costs.

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Mental Health Matters

Summer 2009

Mental Health Matters

Carving Out Mental Health Saves Clients Dollars
Recent federal legislation has changed the way mental health and substance abuse benefits are provided to employees. Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act of 2008 mandates that the dollar requirements for mental health and substance abuse disorders can be no more restrictive than the predominant financial considerations applied to medical and surgical benefits. Read MoreRead More

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iconMaintaining Confidentiality
iconNational Mental Health Parity

July 2009

Mental Health Matters

How the New Cobra Provisions Impact Your Clients
The new economic stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided for significant changes to COBRA. Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. The new law took effect March 1, 2009 contains provisions that allow employees who declined to continue health insurance coverage at time of termination between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009 now have the right to choose to cont inue the coverage wi th a government-paid subsidy of the insurance premium.
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iconIRS Release Information on Cobra Tax Credit
iconCongress Plan Incentives for Healthy Living

Spring 2009

Mental Health Matters

EAPs Proving Valuable During Uncertain Times
It seems as though every day a new company reports they are going to have to lay off employees. While these employees lose their jobs, they unfortunately gain a lot of new problems as well as stress for themselves and their families.
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iconMaintaining Confidentiality
iconNational Mental Health Parity

Winter 2008

Mental Health Matters

Importance of Critical Incident Stress Management
Traumatic events or disasters can occur at any time, anywhere and to anyone. Coping with a traumatic event can often be difficult unless given professional assistance.

What happens to people after a disaster or other traumatic event? Shock and denial are typical responses to disasters and other kinds of trauma, especially shortly after the event. Read MoreRead More

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iconAlcoholism in the Workplace
iconMental Health-Friendly Environment

Spring 2008

Mental Health Matters

Trying Economic Times Increases Need for EAPs
As talk of falling housing prices, rising consumer debt and declining retail sales bring up worries about the nation’s economic health, more Americans feel additional stress and anxiety about their financial future.
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iconRetiree Assistance Program
iconDrug & Alcohol Testing

Spring 2007

Mental Health Matters

Coping With Tragedy
Critical Incident Stress Management Program
When a tragedy such as the shooting of many students at Virginia Tech occurs, many employers find themselves thinking about what they would do if a similar incident occurred at their worksite. Read MoreRead More

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iconThe Importance of a Licensed EAP
iconSurvey Finds Unscheduled Absenteeism Up in U.S.

Winter 2006

Mental Health Matters

Staying Informed
Employee Assistance Program Utilization Rates
Recently, Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), the largest Employee Assistance member organization in the nation, released a statement regarding EAP utilization and the difficulty in determining an “average” utilization rate.
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iconHolman Offers New Continuing Education Class
iconDiscounted Gym Memberships Available

Summer 2006

Mental Health Matters

Staying Informed
The Holman Group Offers Prescription Drug Discounts
The Holman Group now offers unlimited prescription savings at NO COST through our partnership with ScriptSaveSM Select, a leading provider of prescription drug savings programs. This is an excellent value added benefit for those who may not have health insurance for themselves or their families. Read MoreRead More

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iconHolman Offers Legal, Financial & Document Preparation Services
iconHolman Health Improvement Programs

Spring 2004

Mental Health Matters

Making a Change
Holman Introduces New Online Health Improvement Programs
The Holman Group understands that situations occurring in people’s lives can have an affect on their well-being. As a result, we have introduced a series of comprehensive Health Improvement Programs designed to provide information and support for the health and wellness issues that matter most to your clients. Read MoreRead More

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iconLearn While You Earn
iconAddressing the Needs of Diverse Populations

Fall 2003

Mental Health Matters

Solutions To Rising Health Care Costs
The rising cost of health care creates misery for everyone involved, including the companies who pay the premiums as well as the employees who end up paying more and more of the escalating costs. Where is it all going to STOP? We have implemented utilization review, case management, higher co-pays, huge disincentives for out-ofnetwork treatment, higher deductibles and still costs are SKYROCKETING. Read MoreRead More

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iconYou Get What You Pay For
iconProactively Addressing Employee Issues

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