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Sep 23, 2019

U-Haul Expands Employee Benefits to Address Mental Health


U-Haul International is shining a light on mental health as it expands benefits and resources for more than 30,000 Team Members across the U.S. and Canada. U-Haul has expanded its benefits package to more than 30,000 Team Members across the U.S. and Canada to include mental health resources.

The industry leader in DIY moving and self-storage is partnering with ComPsych to offer its Team Members comprehensive mental and emotional support in their daily lives. There is no employee cost for this added benefit.

The “You Matter” program provides full- and part-time U-Haul Team Members, as well as every person in their respective households, access to ComPsych’s professional staff for counseling – up to five sessions per issue, per year – for an unlimited number of life situations.

Beyond counseling, the program addresses a wide scope of wellness needs. There is even a concierge service to assist with tedious life challenges like finding childcare help. Legal and financial direction is also available.

“It is often overlooked in our society, but acknowledging and addressing mental health is very important,” stated John “J.T.” Taylor, President of U-Haul International. “These issues are real, growing, and in so many cases, people don’t know where to obtain help.

“A complete wellness program means meeting the mental, physical and financial needs of our team. In addition to having a benefits package that attracts top job candidates, we want to be sure that we are taking the best possible care of our Team Members and their families. If we take care of our Team Members, they will take care of our customers.”

Addressing mental health is part of a broader U-Haul initiative to empower Team Members to improve their overall well-being and work-life balance. The “You Matter” program was implemented on Sept. 20.

This new service is available via phone 24/7/365 in English, French and Spanish. Team Members have portal access, a private log-in and are guaranteed confidentiality with their ComPsych professionals. U-Haul can request on-site counselors in specific scenarios.