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Case study: District plan to reduce healthcare costs improves outcomes and quality of care without increasing employee premiums

Facing an 8% year-over-year increase in health plan spending, the School District of Elmbrook worked with Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting to implement a results-driven strategy and reverse the trend. The district has seen decreasing costs four years in a row and has improved benefits offerings without shifting costs onto the employees.

The opioid crisis and its costs

U.S. employers are not immune from the effects of the opioid crisis. The potential workplace impacts which stem from employee opioid abuse include an increase in employee absenteeism, excessive sick day use, low productivity, mistakes, errors and accidents, workplace stress, increase in healthcare costs, and high employee turnover. Because of these negative effects, many employers have decided to take a proactive approach to combat these problems.

Support workplace mental health to improve employee satisfaction and productivity while reducing costs

With one in five Americans living with a mental health condition, according to the study “Mental Health Facts in America” by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), employers are beginning to recognize that investing in a mentally healthy workforce is good for business. Untreated mental health issues may adversely impact multiple areas of employee performance. Like most other health conditions, early detection and effective treatment lessen the severity and impact of the condition.