Partnership with Plansource makes Wysa feasible to companies of 250+ employees
Boston, USA, September 23rd 2022 – Wysa, the leading AI digital platform for mental health, has partnered with US company PlanSource, a leading provider of cloud-based benefits administration technology, as a first step towards enabling employers of smaller US businesses to benefit from cost effective mental health and wellbeing support for employees.
Wysa is a mental health and well-being platform that offers unlimited human coaching and access to over 150 on-demand self-help CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) tools, that is underpinned by an emotionally intelligent conversational AI that guides people towards the right help at the right time, any time, anywhere.
Historically Wysa was available as a benefit to employees through large insurers, or directly to multinational companies. Large employers use Wysa as a proactive mental health measure to improve wellbeing of all staff in order to reduce absenteeism and improve productivity. It is also used to ensure better utilization of Employee Assistance Programmes by guiding users who need higher levels of support.
This partnership will make it possible for HR teams at companies of just 250 employees to offer Wysa as part of their employee benefits packages, to help make positive mental health and resilience an integral part of company culture.
Chad Cruse, SVP Commercial for Wysa said: “Wysa’s blend of AI, self care and mental health coaching allows HR leaders to provide the care their employees need at a fraction of the cost of traditional mental health solutions. We intend to enable employers of all sizes to offer Wysa as an employee benefit. This partnership with Plansource is a critical first step in our desire to make mental health benefits more accessible for mid-market employers.”
“Wysa is an important resource for our staff members. It literally puts an emotional health tool right in their back pocket for those times when they may not have access to more traditional mental and emotional health resources,” comments Shaya Kellen, from US disaster relief charity, All Hands and Hearts.
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Wysa is a global leader in AI-driven mental health support, available both to individuals, through employer benefits programs and healthcare services. Wysa supports individuals with the help of an “emotionally intelligent” conversational agent which guides users through evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT), meditation, breathing and mindfulness exercises, as well as micro-actions to help build mental resilience skills. For employers, Wysa offers a workplace solution that caters to the full spectrum of behavioral health needs. This solution embeds into existing company benefits, such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) or external health care provider networks, and can be customized by geography or cohort. Currently, Wysa has facilitated over 550 million conversations with 4.5 million users in 65 countries. Wysa’s customers include Aetna International, NHS, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the Ministry of Health in Singapore.
PlanSource is a technology company that automates and simplifies every aspect of employee benefit programs, so employees and HR teams can make smarter, more confident benefits decisions. More than 5 million consumers receive their benefits through the PlanSource platform, which provides the best experience possible for benefits communications, shopping, enrollment, billing, compliance and ongoing administration. With an end-to-end benefits platform and suite of technology-enabled services, PlanSource helps people maximize the benefits of their benefits, so they can live happier, healthier lives. Learn more at plansource.com.