For the 47 million people who enter menopause each year, comprehensive support for menopause is hard to come by. A startling few doctors are trained in menopause care—let alone feel comfortable treating menopausal symptoms. Even fewer employers offer benefits that address the unique needs of menopausal people.
On top of this, stigma and shame around menopause prevail in workplaces and communities around the world, discouraging many from seeking help. However, seeing as thousands of people leave the workforce because of their symptoms and companies lose billions of dollars in productivity each year, many employers are increasingly concerned with the impact untreated symptoms can have on the health and well-being of their teams.
To help organizations better support all of their employees, Maven recently launched its Menopause & Ongoing Care solution to address the growing reproductive health needs of the midlife workforce. Read on to learn more.
Why menopause—and why now?
The symptoms of menopause often go unseen and unheard, and studies show that three in four women who seek care for menopause symptoms receive no help at all. According to Dr. Alissa Erogbogbo, OB-GYN and Medical Director at Maven, “menopause has always been an untapped area of healthcare.” But the events of the last two years (a global pandemic, the Great Resignation, and the burnout crisis, to name a few) have shown employers and health plans the importance of supporting family and reproductive health. “Many of us are thinking about how to support the current and future needs of the global workforce,” says Dr. Erogbogbo.
We’ve structured our Menopause & Ongoing Care solution to address the unmet reproductive health needs of members entering or experiencing their post-reproductive stage of life, based on guidelines set by ACOG, WHO, and NAMS.
What is Maven’s menopause solution?
As the home base for your employees’ family and reproductive health needs, Maven provides members one convenient place to seek care, find support, and manage their health journeys. Maven offers unmatched clinical outcomes and a 4:1 business ROI for retention, loyalty, cost savings, and more.
The menopause solution provides continuous care for people throughout their perimenopausal and menopausal journey, tailoring the experience for each individual’s unique needs and symptoms. Rather than viewing menopause as a moment in time by treating symptoms piecemeal, Maven’s solution provides consistent and holistic support for all aspects of our member’s health—physical, mental, and emotional.
Our patient-centered care model meets the changing needs of menopausal members in three ways:
- Dedicated care teams and care advocacy
- Unlimited access to trained specialists
- Educational resources
Dedicated care teams and care advocacy
Maven Menopause & Ongoing Care members are assigned a dedicated Care Advocate who helps assemble a care team of trained specialists to meet their unique needs. These include: OB-GYNs, mental health providers, nutritionists, physical therapists, wellness coaches, career coaches, and sex coaches. Members can also receive referrals to in-network, in-person care through their health plan or through our global network of partnered clinics, too.
Unlimited access to trained specialists
Maven’s global telehealth network provides members with unlimited access to providers spanning 30+ different specialties who truly understand and treat menopause symptoms. They can meet with and message providers around the clock, enabling them to seek answers, care, and comfort whenever they need it. As a result, members can avoid long wait times at in-person offices and preemptively address symptoms before they impact their relationships, career, or health.
Through Maven, members can access a variety of content, classes, and community events. Maven boasts a constantly evolving library of clinically-vetted content and virtual classes to help inform and empower members. Articles cover everything from ‘how to handle hot flashes’ to ‘why self-care is critical during menopause.’ Classes include things like ‘menopause 101’ and ‘how to manage stress and anxiety.’ And, members can attend monthly drop-in groups to connect with individuals undergoing similar experiences.
What makes Maven’s solution different?
Unlike other solutions on the market, Maven gives members the autonomy to choose what care and support they need for their journey. Our unique care model emphasizes early intervention, continuous care, and community support, so that no moments are missed, and no needs are overlooked.
Because menopause is so often shrouded in silence, symptoms often go unnoticed and untreated, leading to worse outcomes. Maven’s model emphasizes early intervention through ongoing engagements, whether a member reads an article about their brain fog, sees a therapist about sleep issues, or talks to a career coach about their challenges at work. Our early intervention model allows for early identification of menopause symptoms to provide appopriate treatment guidance, personalized to the member.
Perimenopausal symptoms can last anywhere from a few months to several years. Within this period of time, which is different for everyone, your employees and members need continuous access to care. Maven provides them with a consistent home base for their care, even as their needs change.
Menopause is more than just a collection of symptoms: it’s a phase of life that represents a major transition in one’s identity. But because of varying stigmas and cultural norms, many are forced to endure this transition alone—without resources or answers, either. Through Maven, members can attend virtual classes and connect with individuals going through similar challenges so they never have to feel alone on this isolating journey.
Learn more about Maven
As menopause benefits become table stakes, it’s crucial to have a plan in place for how your organization will support a midlife workforce. To find out how Maven can help your team get ready, check out our solution overview or request a demo today.
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