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December 6, 2022

  • GSC Updates

Providing substance-use management support

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We are often asked about available substance use products and resources to support plan members and their dependents. We announced our partnership with ALAViDA, a Life Speak company, earlier this year in the Q1 issue of The advantage®. The partnership allows us to enable plan sponsors to offer accessible, low-barrier substance use management coverage through their benefits plan, without the need for plan members to leave work, and at a fraction of the cost of traditional programs.

ALAViDA is included in our Digital Clinic – our suite of carefully vetted virtual health solutions – so GSC plan members age 18 and older can benefit from a personalized, evidence-based program to support unaddressed substance use. You can add reimbursement of ALAViDA’s Hello Premium Program to your benefits plan at any time, leveraging existing mental health coverage limitations (maximums, deductibles, and co-payments) in the Mental Health Services benefits category. Plan members without coverage can still access the preferred GSC discount – $600 plus applicable taxes – to reduce the out-of-pocket cost.

In addition to the Hello Premium iCBT Program, many helpful resources and articles can be accessed here. And you can read a white paper here that highlights the following:

  • The signs and impacts of substance use in the workplace 
  • The most pervasive myths surrounding substance use
  • Organizational benefits and strategies to change the conversation around substance use

Contact your account team to learn more or to add coverage to your benefits plan.