Employee Assistance Programs

Most large U.S. employers offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to enhance the health and productivity of their workforce. An EAP is a company-sponsored program that provides confidential counseling/referral services to employees and families and helps organizations effectively deal with troubled employees and behavioral risk issues in the workplace. The idea behind EAP is that unaddressed personal problems, such as marital discord, parenting issues, stress and anxiety, depression, substance abuse, job conflicts, and credit card debt can and do negatively affect workplace productivity and safety. While it has been widely accepted that EAPs improve morale and increase productivity, new empirical evidence demonstrates that an effectively implemented EAP provide measurable savings in: reduced workers' compensation claims, absenteeism, grievances, and sick leave costs.

As a result of collaboration between Chestnut Health Systems and ECHI, small groups in McLean County can now access a highly sophisticated and very affordable EAP. The program will provide a variety of deliverables to employees and small businesses, including:

  • 24/7 telephone access to a trained counselor.
  • Face-to-face assessment/brief counseling in multiple locations
  • Customized referrals to appropriate providers
  • Training to deal with impaired employees
  • Critical incident intervention
  • Online educational programs
  • Regular wellness and learning programs
     

THIS PARTNERSHIP MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR SMALL AND MID-SIZED EMPLOYERS TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS BENEFIT TRADITIONALLY ONLY POSSIBLE FOR LARGE EMPLOYERS!

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