Archive: mental health

  • May 24, 2022

    Wellness Wednesday: Reducing Stress Through Mindfulness

    We often get caught up in hypotheticals and miss what is real and right in front of us! Mindfulness is the practice of non-judgmentally being aware and present in the moment. You can utilize this practice for a few seconds …

  • May 11, 2022

    Wellness Wednesday: How to Promote Employee Wellbeing and Increase Productivity

    Research shows that employees who feel connected to their fellow employees are happier and have better work performance. Putting together a social committee to host events such as picnics, outings, or volunteer events can allow relationships to flourish outside of …

  • March 31, 2021

    Better Health in 90 | Types of Mental Health Personnel

    Apex Benefits Kinetiq Health Program Manager Ali Harris explains the different types of mental health therapists, counselors and more.

  • March 24, 2021

    Better Health in 90 | Depression and Anxiety Explained

    Apex Benefits Director of Kinetiq Health Sarah Michaels explains depression and anxiety, two common mental health disorders.

  • March 17, 2021

    Better Health in 90 | Tips to be More Mindful

    The Better Health in 90 series features members from the Apex Kinetiq Health team explaining common or misunderstand health topics in 90 seconds or less. This Better Health in 90 video outlines tips to be more mindful throughout the day.

  • March 9, 2021

    Better Health in 90 | Mental Health First Aid

    In this video of Better Health in 90, we cover the ALGEE acronym by Mental Health First Aid that explains how to converse with someone in mental health distress.

  • March 2, 2021

    Better Health in 90 | Mental Health vs Mental Illness

    In the first Better Health in 90 video, Sarah Michaels, RN sets the record straight about the differences between mental health and mental illness.

  • October 23, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Key HSA Features – 2020 Compliance

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”10042″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW Health savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses covered under …

  • October 18, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Proposed Rule on the Impact of ICHRAs on the ACA’s Pay or Play Rules

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9946″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, some employers will be able to offer individual coverage HRAs (ICHRAs) to help employees pay for individual health insurance. ICHRAs were established by a final rule published on June 20, …

  • October 7, 2019

    Compliance Alert: Federal Agencies Finalize Resources for Mental Health Parity Compliance

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9797″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] OVERVIEW The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). MHPAEA requires parity between mental health …

  • August 13, 2019

    Time to Lift the Rug: Is Your Organization Hiding from Mental Health Issues?

    Let me tell you about a 15-year employee at an organization where he was consistently a top performer – until he switched his bipolar medication.

  • March 13, 2019

    Federal Ruling Against UnitedHealthcare Disconcerting at Best

    Apex Opinion: John Gause, President & CEO I recently read that a federal judge found United Behavioral Health, a unit of UnitedHealthcare, in violation of federal law and “created internal policies that effectively discriminated against those seeking mental health and …