Behavioral health is a hot topic for employers, brokers and consultants. In this case study, we’ll showcase how one advisor and their client went from “hunch” to “action.”
How do you validate a hunch? In this case study, we’ll take a look at how one employer used the Artemis Platform to take action on behavioral health.
The customer's benefits team suspected they needed to improve their behavioral health programs:
These anecdotal reports put them on the right track, but they needed solid evidence to justify rolling out new behavioral health programs. That’s when the Artemis Health team went to work. Using real employer data from multiple vendors, Artemis built custom reports and visualizations that showed how behavioral health was impacting employees.
“Employee feedback got to the need, but the Artemis team helped us build the business case. We were able to look at our own data and see in our population that these conditions are having an impact on overall cost as well as the impact on the individuals.”
—Senior Benefit Program Manager
The Artemis Platform integrates data from multiple feeds and enables easy comparison across a number of variables with clear visualizations. This is unique in the industry. In this case, the benefits team was able to compare distinctive member groups against a number of data points to make their case for improving their behavioral health program offerings.
The findings clearly validated the customer’s hunch: PEPM medical and Rx costs for all conditions with a comorbid diagnosis of anxiety or depression was a big cost driver for their organization. Plus, the data showed a correlation between these diagnoses and absenteeism. Armed with this information, the benefits team will roll out several new behavioral health wellness programs for its employees. They’re taking a proactive approach on behavioral health to improve employee wellness and address their benefits spend.