Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health concerns for dependents have risen significantly. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in six youth experience a mental health disorder each year.
A recent HORANalytics® study examined mental health claims volume by dependent age group and diagnosis. The study found the highest volume of mental health claims were among dependents ages 13-23. Below are additional findings from this study.
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Dr. Monica Whitehead, Ph. D., Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Psychologist, appeared as a guest on our podcast "Benefits: What, Like it's Hard" to discuss the rise in dependent mental health claims. Click here to listen to this episode of our podcast.