Employee Assistance Programs

An Employee Assistance Program is an employer-sponsored program that offers services to help employees deal with personal problems. EAPs can help reduce your health care and disability claims, increase employees’ productivity and morale and lower absenteeism.

Affect Your Employee’s Productivity
Employee productivity is important for any business’ success, but sometimes employees are too overwhelmed by personal or behavioral problems to perform at their highest level. High stress, psychological problems, substance abuse, legal troubles and other personal issues can lead to lower productivity and focus during work, increased absenteeism and higher health care costs. An EAP can address these issues and help your employee’s tend to their personal needs.

EAPs can vary, but most have common elements. Some programs are limited and stick to alcohol and drug abuse, but many programs offer expanded services that address a variety of areas. Typical issues addressed include:

  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Smoking cessation
  • Divorce/marital problems
  • Stress management
  • Crisis intervention
  • Child care
  • Eldercare
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling addiction
  • Psychological or psychiatric problems
  • Financial problems
  • Legal problems