Understanding the value of providing comprehensive tobacco dependency treatment is important. But educating your employees about using the benefit is just as vital to your bottom line. Activities like encouraging your employees to set up a quit smoking plan with a physician, providing support to employees throughtout a quit smoking attempt and gathering feedback on your coverage to ensure employee's find it easy to use will go a long way in helping your employees quit and improving your bottom line.
Two important elements when implementing tobacco dependency coverage in your health insurance plan are providing your employees with as few barriers as possible (expensive co-pays, caps on quit attempts, limited counseling) and the full range of treatments as outlined by the US Public Health Service. One size does not fit all when it comes to quitting smoking, and often the most successful quitters are those that used several treatment methods.