Inclusive healthcare is essential

Learn how inclusive perspectives on pregnancy, postpartum, and menopausal care can support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the workforce.

Download this eBook to learn:

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The disparities that lead to poor outcomes in pregnancy and postpartum experiences
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Why incorporating inclusion principles into all company processes is key to addressing barriers to care
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The importance of menopause support in the workplace
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What programs Mass General Brigham Health Plan offers to support pregnancy, menopause, and mental health care

Inclusion helps foster a supportive community among employees and helps them feel valued. This can empower innovation, boost productivity, and lower turnover.

Inclusive Perspectives
Mass General Brigham Health Plan


Reinforce your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Your workforce is made up of a diverse set of individuals—many of whom experience or support people going through pregnancy and menopause.

Although specialty care offerings in these areas have been excluded from healthcare benefits historically, today's employers are embracing solutions to support the full spectrum of health for their employees.


Frequently asked questions

  • Why is diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace important?

    A majority of workers say that focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts (DEI) in the workplace is a good thing. A workplace that embraces DEI is one that values and respects individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, races, genders, and abilities.

    By fostering an inclusive environment, companies can benefit from many diverse perspectives, ideas, and experiences. This leads to increased innovation, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities. An inclusive and equitable workplace not only attracts and retains top talent but also enhances employee satisfaction, engagement, and productivity.

  • Can menopause have career impacts?

    Yes, the stigma and symptoms associated with menopause and perimenopause can impact a person's career.

    For example, one in five U.S. employees have left or considered leaving a job due to menopause symptoms. Eighteen percent of women avoided a promotion while undergoing menopause – a number that rises to 24 percent for Black women. You can learn more about the impact of menopause in the Inclusive Perspectives eBook.

  • How can employers support women's health and maternal health?

    Employers can help by offering comprehensive healthcare benefits that cover women's health needs, including maternity care, fertility treatments, and preventive screenings. Additionally, implementing flexible work arrangements, such as remote work options or flexible hours, can greatly benefit pregnant employees and new parents, allowing them to balance their work and personal responsibilities effectively. Providing lactation rooms and breastfeeding support programs is also important for supporting the health and well-being of both parent and child.

    Lastly, creating a culture of inclusivity and understanding by fostering open discussions about women's health and offering resources such as educational workshops or seminars can go a long way in promoting overall well-being. You can learn more about Mass General Brigham Health Plan's comprehensive women's health portfolio in the Inclusive Perspectives eBook.

  • What other benefits does Mass General Brigham Health Plan offer?

    Our comprehensive coverage includes programs to help manage or treat common and complex healthcare needs.

    You can learn more about our partnerships with Mass General Brigham and the products and programs that put our customers at the center of everything we do on our benefits page.

  • Where can I learn about your plans?

    If you're interested in offering a plan from Mass General Brigham Health Plan to your employees, you can visit our employer page to get to know what plans are available for your group size.

    You can also contact our Broker & Account Services team via email at or call us at 866-643-8392. We are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Thursdays 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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