Forum Session

Behavioral Health in the Workplace: How are Employers Managing Mental Health and Disability?
July 20, 2007


Christopher W. Loftis, PhD


This Forum session explored the management of behavioral health benefits in employer-sponsored health plans. An introductory presentation described the impact of mental disorders on productivity and disability and briefly described different approaches to managing behavioral health issues in the workplace. A facilitated panel discussion explored concerns about cost and the reasoning behind differences among employers in the design of behavioral health benefits.


Ron Finch, EdD, Vice President, National Business Group on Health; Anthony M. Kotin, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Magellan Health Services; John J. Mahoney, MD, Corporate Medical Director, Pitney Bowes; Denise Podeschi, PhD, Principal, Behavioral Health Consulting, Mercer Human Resource Consulting; Rhonda Robinson Beale, MD, Chief Medical Officer, United Behavioral Health

Slides from the presentation by Dr. Finch are available for download.

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