OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Pro & Con Over the past five years, the application of managed care techniques to mental health and chemical dependency treatment services has become more common. (22% of self-funded health benefit plans with 40,000 or more employees had some type of managed behavioral health care program in 1988.) At the same time, employee assistance programs (EAPs) have become more prevalent in the American workplace. (60% of employers who belong to health care cost containment coalitions offered an EAP in . . .