Employee Assistance Programs

Do You Worry That Employee's Personal Problems Might Be Impacting Their Work?

Many employers are now offering Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). EAPs are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being. EAPs generally include short term counseling and referral services for employees and their household dependents.

The issues that EAPs provide support vary but examples include:

  • Substance abuse
  • Emotional distress
  • Major life events, including births, accidents and death
  • Health care concerns
  • Financial and non-work related legal concerns
  • Family/personal relationship issues
  • Work relationship issues
  • Concerns about aging parents

An EAPs services are usually free to the employee and their household members, having been pre-paid by the employer.

How Does An EAP Benefit the Employer?

Some studies indicate that offering EAPs may result in lower medical costs, reduced turnover, absenteeism, and higher employee productivity.

For more information visit with a Winter-Dent & Company Employee Benefits specialist and let them help you design an EAP for your employees.