Group Benefits - Coverage of Social Work Services

News Reported on March 10, 2015

Employers benefit when the workforce is productive and healthy. When an employee is in crisis, counselling by a social worker can be the key to sorting out issues and resolving problems. Social work counselling deals with the root causes of productivity losses caused by workplace stress, absenteeism and disability. For a fact sheet to distribute to employers that explains why including social work counselling in group benefits makes good business sense (See PDF of Coverage for Social Work Counselling Makes Good Business Sense below). 

Many group plans already cover the services of a social worker. If your plan does not, ask your employer, human resources department or union leaders to have social work included in your group benefits plan. The fact sheet Group Benefits Coverage of Social Work Counselling Makes Sense includes a sample letter (download PDF below). Feel free to distribute this fact sheet to your clients who do not have coverage for social work services in their group benefits plan.