The Role of Telehealth Benefits in Supporting Employee Mental Health

Telehealth has revolutionized the healthcare industry, particularly in the advancement and offering of mental health care. Its utilization of technology allows for numerous benefits that enhance the quality, convenience, and accessibility of treatment for patients. By enabling remote access to licensed professional counselors, telehealth has emerged as an effective solution to address the challenges faced by individuals seeking mental health support.

Understanding Telehealth

Telehealth refers to the use of technology to provide health-related services remotely. It encompasses various tools and platforms that enable virtual consultations and interactions between patients and licensed healthcare providers. Through telehealth, individuals can receive support for a wide range of mental health issues, such as stress, depression, and anxiety.

The Impact of Workplace Mental Health on Job Performance and Economic Costs

In recent years, workplace mental health has received significant attention due to its impact on job performance. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the situation, with 40% of American adults experiencing mental health struggles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). American businesses suffer an annual cost of over $51 billion due to depression alone, primarily caused by absenteeism and lost productivity. Additionally, poor mental health results in the loss of an estimated 12 billion working days globally each year. Neglecting employee mental health has significant economic consequences, with an annual cost of $225 billion due to decreased work performance, absenteeism, and presenteeism.

Supporting Employee Mental Health

Creating a positive work environment involves prioritizing the mental health of employees. This leads to better decision-making, improved confidence, and stronger working relationships. When employees feel valued and supported, they are more dedicated to achieving success for the organization. This fosters a confident workforce, promotes collaboration, and encourages loyalty. By investing in mental health, a supportive environment is created, resulting in a thriving workforce and a flourishing organization.

Partnering with Pierce Group Benefits

To explore how your organization can leverage the benefits of telehealth to maximize employee wellness, we recommend reaching out to your Pierce Group Benefits Account Manager or getting in touch with a PGB Representative at For individuals seeking personal telehealth plans, we also provide an option for comprehensive coverage. Our Service Center is here to assist you in navigating your healthcare needs and maximizing the benefits of telehealth for your well-being.