When companies provide access to health care services to their employees, their employees enjoy better health outcomes which in turn help improve productivity and reduced medical claims.

We are watching a mental health crisis unfold in this country. The Covid-19 pandemic turned many employees into essential workers overnight while others became remote, indefinitely. Schools went virtual, family members were separated, there was a barrage of negative news every day, and life as we knew it was canceled. Many Americans spent the better part of a year in some form of isolation, and it has taken its toll on our collective mental health. A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 41% of adults reported symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders. Prior to the pandemic that number was 1 in 10.

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