EAP Employee Assistance Programs by Healthepath


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EAP Employee Assistance Programs by Healthepath

  1. 1. HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc . - Counseling and Wellness Solutions- “ All health begins with mental health”
  2. 2. HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc . How An Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) Can Help Your Business
  3. 3. Consider these following statistics and the impact they could have on your workforce: <ul><li>Depression and anxiety disorders – the two most common “mental illnesses” – each affect 24 million American adults annually (National Institute of Mental Health, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>The estimated economic burden of depression was $43.7 billion: $31.3 billion for indirect costs such as decreased productivity and lost work days , and $12.4 billion in direct costs such as medication and physician time (NMHA, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Grief - 30 million people grieve each day in the United States.  Employers can't afford to ignore the impact of grief on job performance.   (Source: United Behavioral Health) </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc .
  4. 4. <ul><li>Up to one-half of all visits to primary care physicians are due to conditions that are caused or exacerbated by mental or emotional problems (Collaborative Family Healthcare Coalition, 2001.) </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc . <ul><li>Two out of ten people suffering from clinical depression start out with STRESS. </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological problems account for 61% of absences from work each year, 65-85% of employee terminations and 80-90% of industrial accidents. </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 1,250,000 workers are absent on an average of workday because of stress related complaints. (The American Institute of Stress, 2002) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Unscheduled absenteeism costs employers as much as $1800 per employee per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 25% of the workforce has an immediate family member with a physical, psychological or substance abuse related problem that negatively impacts the employee’s mental status and consequently their job performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Drug-reliant employees incur 400% higher medical costs and benefits compared with healthy co-workers. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Workers at Risk: Drugs and Alcohol on the Job. 2002) </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc .
  6. 6. <ul><li>40% of industrial fatalities and 47% of industrial injuries are linked to alcohol consumption and alcoholism. </li></ul><ul><li>36% of all employee thefts are directly related to drug problems of abusing employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 30% of a drug dependent employee’s salary is lost through increased use of medical benefits. </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc.
  7. 7. HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc . DIRECT BENEFITS OF AN EAP EAP Economics Principal 101: <ul><li>The more you SPEND, the more you SAVE. </li></ul><ul><li>For every dollar INVESTED in an EAP, employers generally save anywhere from $5 to $16 . (USDL, What Works: Workplaces Without Drugs) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Effective Use of EAP’s have been shown to result in: <ul><li>66% decline in absenteeism after alcohol abusers have been identified and treated. </li></ul><ul><li>33% decline in utilization of sickness benefits ; 65% decline in work-related accidents ; 30% decline in workers’ compensation claims. </li></ul><ul><li>34% savings on mental health benefits. (Journal of Health Care Benefits, January/February 2000) </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc .
  9. 9. <ul><li>Multiple independent research studies consistently demonstrate that quality Employee Assistance Plans significantly reduce bottom line health care insurance costs by diverting employee utilization of plan benefits for BOTH medical and behavioral health services. </li></ul><ul><li>Monies invested in an EAP position an employer to negotiate for lower health care premiums with insurance companies and managed care. </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Expenditures for EAPs may be tax deductible for many employers—Refer to current IRS Publications . </li></ul><ul><li>Effective EAPs consistently yield significant increases in employee job performance , productivity , and job satisfaction . </li></ul><ul><li>Effective EAPs contribute significantly to employee recruitment & retention . </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc.
  11. 11. HEALTHePATH Associates’ Philosophy of Behavioral Health Care & EAP Services <ul><li>Utilization of a Wellness vs. Illness Models of Care </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-Active vs. Reactive = Early Intervention & Diversion vs. “Ambulance Mentality” </li></ul><ul><li>Design and implement “dynamic” services based on ACTIVE LISTENING to client needs vs. Imposing a “static” model of services. </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc.
  12. 12. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>HEALTHePATH Associates, Inc . - Counseling and Wellness Solutions- Thousand Oaks Medical Building 1905 W. 32 nd – Suite 305 Joplin, MO 417-626-7900 www.healthepath.com