According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Covid-19 pandemic fostered a 25% increase in anxiety & depression worldwide. People around the world were isolated, stressed, and sick. The fear caused by such extreme uncertainty created a mental health crisis.

In historic numbers, workers were adapting to the new challenges of remote work or confinement to sanitized offices and mask mandates. Children were learning from home using methods for which they had no previous preparation, and parents struggled to help.  

Compounding the effects of Covid and transitions to remote work and learning, according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), “only one in five remote work employees reported that their employer offered additional mental health services since the start of the pandemic.”

Mental Health Awareness Month

As part of their annual campaign to raise awareness of the effects of mental health on the mind, body, and spirit, this year The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is urging that we all come together to “fight stigma, raise awareness and advocate for a better mental health care system.”

In honor of this, we at Insured Nomads wanted to assure you that your mental health is a priority for us all year long. We believe mental health is health. Period. We never want you to feel lonely, anxious or depressed but, if you are, we are here to help.

INC Membership & Mental Health Counseling

Our INC Membership provides an innovative mental health service as part of our offering of value-added benefits. When you buy travel or global health insurance with us, you gain immediate access to the INC Membership, which depending on your plan may come with access to clinicians for be with 12-month access to a select multilingual group of mental health experts who understand your lifestyle.

This includes the following:

  • Consultation Center – Psychological support by telephone, secure message or via tele-health in 50+ languages
  • Self-Assessment Center – Scientifically validated questionnaires in 18 languages to measure your wellbeing (levels of stress, e-addiction, burnout, and sleep quality)
  • Awareness Center – Relevant articles, webinars, and infographics
  • 24/7 Hotline – Contact to counselors by chat, telephone or email

Juliana Jernigan, Insured Nomads Founder and Chief Medical Officer, is a dedicated advocate of mental health services.  

Juliana Jernigan, Founder and CMO at Insured Nomads:

“Not only during this pandemic and not only during the month of May, but always and everywhere, families, travelers, and remote workers often experience loneliness, loss and isolation. If you have ever spent some amount of time in a new land, have gone through culture shock, or have been stretched while braving into new territories, you are no stranger to these feelings – and more. We believe you deserve the tools to be well, and that’s why we are motivated to provide members with access to mental health counseling sessions by licensed physicians.”

How Mental Health Counseling Works

It’s simple. When you purchase travel or global health insurance through Insured Nomads, whether it’s for 5 days or 5 months, many of our plans provide you with access to the mental health value-added benefits. That’s unheard of in our industry, but Insured nomads exists to do things differently. We’re comprised of fully remote workers who have lived, traveled, and work outside their home bases, experiencing first-hand all the highs and lows along the way.  

Juliana Jernigan, Founder and CMO at Insured Nomads:

“Insured Nomads exists to provide peace of mind and protection” . This team wants to see you go farther, stronger, and in good company.”

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About Insured Nomads   

Insured Nomads is the first to take an integrated traveltech, fintech and insurtech solution to the world for remote workers, globally distributed teams, expats, and travelers. Their purpose is to make travel as safe and smart as staying at home. They do this by providing health insurance with exceptional medical benefits in tandem with wellbeing, safety, security, and advanced tech-enabled solutions for ease of payment for healthcare, emergency response and evacuation. Insured Nomads is available through affinity relationships, direct, embedded and through select brokers and partners for groups and individuals. 

Information on integration, collaboration and partnership contact us: partners@insurednomads.com

 

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