Plum appoints MindPeers to enable mindfulness at workplace
Plum - an employee health insurance platform partners with MindPeers - India’s first holistic science-based mental wellness platform. The partnership is a step to enable mental wellness at the workplace, where the majority of people tend to spend maximum hours working under pressure. It becomes imperative for employees to thrive upon and focus on making ‘take care of your mind’ a daily lifestyle.
Addressing healthcare in a country like India is indeed a very tough task. With stigmas and social barriers attached to each and every step, it becomes challenging for healthcare professionals to dig deep down. Coming on to mental health, though it has been a year since the regulator, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) in accordance with Supreme Court’s directions in 2020, made it mandatory for health insurers to cover mental health treatment under their plans, mental health professionals still struggle to find significant plans for their patients dealing with mental health ailments.
It is in this light that Plum and MindPeers are coming together to provide personalised plans to Plum’s clients focusing on their productivity enhancement and building mental strength. This includes full stack solutions from clinical therapies to a complete access to digital health panels for measuring and strengthening one’s mental health.
Expressing her views on the partnership, Kanika Agarwal, Founder, MindPeers said, “our mission is simply to make ‘taking care of our minds’ a lifestyle. Therefore, we categorically focus on making individuals address the concern as lightly as addressing any physical concern. Having one of the top and leading insurance technologies as our partner is thrilling for us. Plum’s DNA is to be a modern healthtech partner and they understand the importance of this space very well for their clients. We hope that our analytics and digital health solutions can truly help their clients. It will be the first step towards changing how mental health services are covered in the insurance industry.”
Saurabh Arora, CoFounder, CTO and Head of Wellness at Plum said, "As healthcare and insurance advisers to workplaces, we are in a position to set the right example. Incorporating people centric policies for companies that care is important to us, at Plum and hence this partnership with MindPeers. We want employees to be fully aware that their physical and mental wellbeing is not a matter of compromise and that they should not hesitate to seek help."
With almost 2 years of unprecedented times across the globe, the mental health of each and every individual has been hampered in some or the other way. Unfortunately, psychological stress and mental disorders are costing the global economy US$1 trillion each year in lost productivity. It has been observed that mental disorders are far greater than diabetes, cancer etc. Therefore, mindfulness at work is the need of the hour and let’s take a collective effort to address the same.