With unaddressed employee depression and anxiety issues costing the U.S. economy an estimated $1 trillion in lost productivity each year,1 employers want behavioral health programs that are not only effective, but cost effective as well.
Behavioral health is a top priority for employers — with good reason
Behavioral health issues are widespread
Nearly 1 in 5 adults is affected,2 making it a top priority as employers focus on whole-person health.
Many don't get the behavioral health treatment they need
About 57% of adults with behavioral health issues do not receive behavioral health care,2 and only 1 in 10 Americans with a substance use disorder receives treatment.3
Behavioral health issues complicate medical conditions
Nearly 15% of the population has both medical and behavioral conditions, resulting in claims costs that are 2 times higher than those without comorbid conditions.4
Connecting employees and their families to quality behavioral care
It takes courage to ask for help. We help make behavioral care more accessible and effective for your clients' employees through intelligent plan design, innovative technology and proactive outreach.
Broadening behavioral health access
Plan designs include access to the industry's largest performance-based, tiered behavioral network,5 faster appointment times with Express Access and expanded specialty networks.
Providing 24/7 support for behavioral needs
Reaching out based on data
Data and insights help us identify and proactively reach out to employees who may face chronic and high-risk behavioral health conditions, with opportunities for enrollment in evidence-based programs.
Share with your clients
These solutions help guide employees to appropriate inpatient and outpatient behavioral care.
More ways to connect employees to confidential support
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Quality care for the whole person
Medical conditions may be harder to manage when behavioral health issues persist. See how UnitedHealthcare's integrated approach is designed to deliver results.
- World Health Organization. Mental Health in the Workplace: Information Sheet. Sept. 2017.
- National Institute of Mental Health, data from 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (2016). Results from the 2015 national survey on drug use and health: Detailed tables. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Source: Azocar F, Bargman EP, Smolskis JM, Groat TD. Enhanced methodology for estimating integrated medical-behavioral costs. Optum® internal report, Jan. 2017.
- Based on an Optum competitive study through a national third-party research firm, Sept. 2017.
- Data rates may apply.
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