Workforce mental health

For disability management

Move claims forward quickly while delivering immediate, evidence-based mental health support at a fraction of human-guided support and training costs.

Mental health support proven to get employees returning to work faster

Starling provides a cost-effective mental health solution for moving claims forward quickly, reducing costs, and getting employees back to work faster.

Employer and case manager challenges:
  • Worse-off employee symptoms due to wait times
  • Increase in claims with co-morbidity diagnosis
  • Escalating STD and LTD costs
  • Lack of transparency into employees’ support and training progress
Employee challenges:
  • Decline in mental health due to wait times, costs
  • Employee benefits denied during claims process
  • Unmet mental health support due to limited benefits
  • Fear of stigma and impact on reputation at work

How Starling helps

Starling’s digital delivery model enables support that’s immediately available to employees anytime and anywhere, with unlimited sessions, and personalized to their unique stressors.

Benefits to employers and case managers

Lowers wait times and costs compared to face-to-face/telehealth

Moves claims through disability funnel and shortens STD/LTD duration

Helps employees sustain their mental health with ongoing support as they return to work

Provides required training to ensure solution fits with member’s condition

Key features

24/7, unlimited, immediate access to mental health support and resources

A simple 2-step referral process that gives employees immediate access to mental health support

Personalized return-to-work plan for claimant based on their responses and stressors

Case manager tools including bi-weekly case reporting and marketing toolkits

Peer-supported community to foster compassionate care and social connection


Disability management specialists partner with Starling to help resolve claims while delivering evidence-based support proven to help employees get better, faster:

  • Reduction in sick leave, short-term and long-term disability claims
  • Increase in access to immediate and effective mental health support
  • Faster return to work dates and relapse prevention
  • Better employee and organizational outcomes


Claimants feel more resilient halfway through Starling’s Return-to-Health program


Employees access Starling Minds within 24 hours of referral


Reduction in costs compared to human-guided support

What disability management leaders are saying

Disability and Absence Management Leader, Insurance Organization

Starling has an easy referral process, allowing employees to have immediate access to support in the comfort and privacy of their homes. Our employees’ reactions have been positive and I think it’s a great program for our organization to provide to them when they need it most. It’s an incredible feeling when employees say they are getting better and don’t feel as alone.