White-collar workers more likely to file psychiatric disability claims.
White-collar workers white-collar workers, broad occupational grouping of workers engaged in nonmanual labor; frequently contrasted with blue-collar (manual) employees. American in origin, the term has close analogues in other industrial countries. are much more likely than their blue-collar counterparts to submit a short-term disability (STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialing) Long distance dialing outside of the U.S. that does not require operator intervention. STD prefix codes are required and billing is based on call units, which are a fixed amount of money in the currency of that country. ) claim for psychiatric conditions such as stress or depression, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. an analysis of Metropolitan Life's disability claims.
Psychiatric claims make up 7 percent of MetLife's STD claims; the majority of these claims are related to depression (55 percent) and stress or anxiety (30 percent). Office workers are more than twice as likely as the general employee population to miss work due to these conditions, and call center personnel are four times more likely. MetLife data also show that employees between the ages of 35 and 44 are most likely to file psychiatric claims.
The National Institute of Mental Health The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the federal government of the United States and the largest research organization in the world specializing in mental illness. reckons that one employee in 20 may be experiencing depression at any given time, but more than 80 percent of depressed people can be treated quickly and effectively. MetLife researchers recommend that employers provide EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) A protocol that acts as a framework and transport for other authentication protocols. EAP uses its own start and end messages, but then carries any number of third-party messages between the client (supplicant) and access control services to help employees cope with issues in their lives and improve their mental health.
MetLife is the second largest group disability carrier in the industry, with more than $1.6 billion of premiums and equivalents in force.