The Next Generation EAP

Take a moment to relax at workEmployee Assistance Programs (EAPs) have come a long way from their roots in mental health. Employees can now find support not only for personal problems but also for financial, legal, identity theft, and daily living concerns.

“Physical and emotional health are closely connected,” explains Dr. Jay Butterman, Lead Medical Director for MHN. “By integrating wellness and the EAP, we support the ‘whole person’ and can positively impact overall well-being.”


Research suggests that improving well-being can benefit employers – from lower employee presenteeism rates to higher job performance. In fact, the National Business Group on Health reports that compared to individuals with low well-being, people with high well-being :

  • Are less likely to have a hospital admission or an emergency room visit.
  • Have lower medical and pharmacy costs.
  • Have fewer unscheduled absences.
  • Have lower levels of presenteeism.
  • Have higher intentions to stay with the company, as well as fewer voluntary and involuntary departures.
  • Have higher performance.1 2 3

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MHN, Health Net, Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary, is leading the way in the industry by further expanding its EAP to include wellness. MHN aims to foster whole-person well-being by integrating comprehensive wellness resources – backed by Mayo Clinic – into its member services. MHN’s EAP includes personalized wellness coaching, a health assessment and an interactive, online wellness center. These wellness resources are fully integrated into MHN’s EAP – not an optional extra – and are available via its 24/7 EAP number or member website.


1Sears LE, Shi Y, Coberley CR, Pope JE. Overall well-being as a predictor of health care, productivity, and retention outcomes in a large employer. Popul Health Manag. 2013;16:397-405.
2Harrison PL, Pope JE, Coberley CR, Rula EY. Evaluation of the relationship between individual well-being and future health care utilization and cost. Popul Health Manag. 2012;15:325-330.
3Harter JK, Agrawal S. Causal relationships among wellbeing elements and life, work, and health outcomes. Washington, DC: Gallup, Inc.; 2012.


This article is for informational and self-help purposes only. It should not be treated as a substitute for financial, medical, psychiatric, psychological, or behavioral health care advice, or as a substitute for consultation with a qualified professional.
Managed Health Network, Inc. (MHN) is a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. The MHN family of companies includes Managed Health Network, MHN Services and MHN Government Services. Health Net and Managed Health Network are registered service marks of Health Net, Inc. or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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