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  • New guidance clarifies health reimbursement arrangements under USA's ACA
  • Survey: Managers not trained to look for signs of stress
  • EAPs provide aid to managers of trauma-stricken workers
  • Facing a rising tide of personality disorders
  • 'On the cusp' of major advances in mental health
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy 'effective' for health anxiety
  • Quietly suffering: Anxiety in the workplace
  • Top causes of absenteeism and how to fix them
  • Mental health first aid can be a boost to patients, support circle
  • Employers joining private exchanges face opportunities, risks in post-ACA world

  • New guidance clarifies health reimbursement arrangements under USA's ACA
    Lexology
    Recently issued guidance clarifies the application of certain provisions under the Affordable Care Act to health reimbursement arrangements, employer payment plans, health flexible spending arrangements and employee assistance programs. The guidance provides that benefits offered under an EAP are considered excepted benefits not subject to the ACA market reforms, as long as the EAP does not provide significant benefits in the nature of medical care or treatment.
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    Survey: Managers not trained to look for signs of stress
    Employee Benefits
    The Axa PPP Healthcare Workplace wellbeing survey, which surveyed 500 small and medium-sized employers and 500 employees, found that two-thirds (63 percent) of employer respondents do not provide training for managers to look out for signs of stress, anxiety or depression among employees. The research also found that more than half (55 percent) of employer respondents do not actively monitor employee stress levels and 73 percent do not have initiatives in place to support good mental health in the workplace.
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    EAPs provide aid to managers of trauma-stricken workers
    Benefits Canada
    or those managing a person who has been through a trauma, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to deal with the situation and effectively help the person affected. Many EAPs offer management support for leaders dealing with situation such as these, through telephonic or electronic coaching or resource materials that are available. They're also a resource for the recovering employee through counseling and can provide reading materials as well as referrals to support groups in the community.
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    Facing a rising tide of personality disorders
    Counseling Today
    Though not yet quantified in appreciable detail, personality disorders appear to have surfaced at an alarming rate in counselors' offices and on college campuses, by some accounts in unprecedented proportion. The surge comes as the counseling profession recalibrates its approach to defining personality disorders, thanks in large part to the alternative diagnostic landscape laid out in updates to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
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    'On the cusp' of major advances in mental health
    The Boston Globe
    Calling the human brain "the only uncharted territory on earth," Vice President Joe Biden said recently that the United States is "on the cusp" of major changes in how mental illness is diagnosed and treated. Research into the genetic causes of mental illness and pending federal rules meant to push insurers to provide equal coverage of physical and mental health services will improve understanding of disorders such as schizophrenia and depression and provide better access to care, Biden said.
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    Cognitive behavioral therapy 'effective' for health anxiety
    Medical News Today
    New research suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy is more effective at reducing health anxiety in medical patients, compared with standard care. This is according to a study published in The Lancet. Researchers from the U.K., led by Professor Peter Tyrer from Imperial College London, say an additional benefit of cognitive behavioral therapy is that it can be delivered to patients by non-specialist staff with minimal training at minimal cost.
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    Quietly suffering: Anxiety in the workplace
    Dickinson Press
    Work-related anxiety is common, said Deb Fetting, a licensed professional clinical counselor and employee assistance program counselor with Fargo-based Village Family Service Center. "Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek counseling, and work-related issues are frequently part of the mix that causes distress," Fetting said. The triggers for workplace anxiety can vary widely among individuals.
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    Top causes of absenteeism and how to fix them
    By Joy Burgess
    Companies expect employees to use some sick days from time to time. Life happens, and family issues, injuries and sickness will interfere with the work schedule of a company's employees. However, excessive absences can quickly become costly for employers. Even a single sick day may reduce productivity, but when absenteeism becomes an extensive problem, the effects may negatively affect the morale, productivity and finances of a company.
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    SHOWCASE
      Get Help For Addiction

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    Mental health first aid can be a boost to patients, support circle
    The Huffington Post
    Mental Health First Aid training can help many other people who find themselves with a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. When a loved one has heart disease or cancer, families rally around — they cook, clean, drive their loved ones to doctor's appointments, give pep talks and much more. But when someone is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma or other mental conditions, family members are not sure what to do.
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    Employers joining private exchanges face opportunities, risks in post-ACA world
    Employee Benefit News
    Employers making benefits strategy decisions in a health reform environment now have three options: they can continue to offer benefits, pay the penalty and exit the health benefit sphere or they can "pay differently" by entering the private exchange marketplace with a defined contribution approach. For those employers who pay differently with a defined contribution approach and enter the private exchanges, they have capped their employer risk and reduced their administration burden just as those who decide to pay the penalty.
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