Mental Health benefits under TeamCare?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by cynic, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. cynic

    cynic New Member

    Did mental health coverage get dropped under TeamCare? Currently provided by ValueOptions but I did not see any reference to mental health benefits - can anyone shed some light on this?
  2. saintrick

    saintrick Member

    It pays 80% and is not subject to the out of pocket max.

    (g) Psychiatric,

    Alcoholism and Drug
    Abuse – Inpatient

    Treatment Benefit

    After Plan Deductible, 80% of covered charges for
    up to twenty-one (21) days maximum per person,
    per calendar year. Life-time maximum of forty-two
    (42) days.

    (h) Psychiatric,

    Alcoholism and Drug
    Abuse – Outpatient

    Treatment Benefit
    After Plan Deductible, 80% of covered charges for
    up to thirty (30) sessions/visits per person, per
    calendar year

  3. undies

    undies Active Member

    No marriage counseling?
  4. cynic

    cynic New Member

    saintrick - many thanks!
  5. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    There is not a bigger hole in our health care system than where it relates to mental health. Who among us couldn't benefit from seeing a therapist? Instead, we grease the wheels of Big Pharma, which only masks the bigger problem. Kind of snapshot of what this country is all about. Big business at the expense of the rest of us. God bless America and the free market.
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I've got 12 ounces of therapy in my hand.
  7. Gumby

    Gumby * looks like we are all on the same plan!
  8. saintrick

    saintrick Member

    Non-Covered Expenses— The Plan will not pay charges for:
    (1) Educational, vocational, financial, family or marital counseling;
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    And it shouldn't.
  10. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Sure, it shouldn't. Not if you want to work on your marriage. Same goes with mental health. Ever wonder why so many people struggle with depression, anxiety and other mental issues? Because our health care system ignores it. Most drugs that get prescribed for mental health issues simply deal with the effects of an illness, not the causes. So our government and insurance will spend billions subsidizing Big Pharma, but spend nothing on the root causes.

    Yeah, that sounds like a recipe for success. And our health care isn't broken?

    It sounds like you've never known someone who has been affected by mental health issues. I have, and the cost to see a therapist on a regular business is prohibitive. So, they continue to suffer. But they can get cheap, addictive drugs that mask their troubles.
  11. undies

    undies Active Member

    My wife and I have been going to individual and couples therapy for years now. I dare say it has made us better people and even stronger couple. As stressful as this job can be, having a third party to talk to about your issues really makes a big difference.
  12. cynic

    cynic New Member

    Glad to hear that undies, so many do not utilize those benefits. So many stressors in people's lives including our teens with cyberbullying that it is good for them to have a "safe" person to talk to that won't judge - only help. IMHO, the answer comes from talking, not the latest antidepressant advertised on TV.

    BSWALKS I Wanna Be Sedated

    i agree & I think many of the people that responded to the thread regarding depression would agree too.
  14. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    I think UPS will still cover valueoptions in the same way it's suppose to cover the dental part of our plan. Don't quote me on that though...
  15. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Better to have 12 ounces to drink than to smoke lol. 12 ounces of smoke might keep ya out of work for quiet a while amigo lol.