MetLife and Lyra Health expand access to workforce mental health solutions

MetLife and Lyra Health announced a new initiative to provide employees with access to mental health services as part of their recovery when they file a disability or absence claim.

This collaboration connects eligible employees to Lyra’s global network of more than 28,000 providers through a referral at the beginning of their claim, offering faster access to mental health care that has been “clinically demonstrated” to improve anxiety and depression symptoms in nearly nine of 10 people.

“Disability and absence management services support our customers’ employees during some of the most critical times, protecting and supporting their health during recovery. Collaborating with Lyra Health is one way we can further support our claimants’ holistic well-being during their claim or absence with available mental health offerings to assist their individual needs throughout their journey.” – Juliane Kowalski, senior vice president, Group Benefits at MetLife.

“Lyra’s evidence-based mental health care and MetLife’s disability and absence management work in concert to help ensure that people can easily access high quality care when they need it most. Lyra is proud to work with MetLife on this new and important pathway to care for people in need.” – – Sean McBride, chief revenue officer, Lyra Health.