What is an EAP?
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential and voluntary counseling referral services free of charge to employees and members of their family household. The EAP does not share any information about an employee’s or a family household member’s involvement or use of services without the user’s prior knowledge and written permission, except as may be required by law.
Contacting the EAP
Effective 9/1/20, we are excited to announce that we have changed to a new EAP vendor – Health Advocate EAP+Work/Life – as part of our transition to UNUM for Leave Administration, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance.
- Call the Health Advocate EAP at 866-799-2485
- Visit the EAP+Work/Life member website at www.healthadvocate.com/wc
You can view a huge database of resources, webinars, and personalized financial and legal guides.
How does it work?
The EAP benefit gives you confidential access to a Licensed Professional Counselor (up to 5 in-person visits per issue and unlimited phone support) or Work/Life Specialist, who can provide short-term assistance with the temporary setbacks in life. If needed, the counselor can also make the most appropriate, cost-effective referral for long-term help. The EAP website also has a wide variety of on-line resources available.
Get help 24/7 with personal, family, and work issues such as:
- Grief, loss, depression
- Relationships issues, divorce
- Job stress, burnout, work/life balance
- New baby, adoption, eldercare
- Financial and legal issues, retirement, identity theft
- Addiction, eating disorders, mental illness
- Convenience Services
Who is eligible?
One of the unique features of the benefit is that your extended family can use this special service. Eligible employees, their spouses, dependent children, parents, and parents-in-law are covered under this program.
What does it cost?
The College is concerned about the well-being of its employees and their family members and provides this voluntary program at no cost to you. However, you may be responsible for any costs outside the EAP sessions, such as for services by referred providers. Your EAP counselor will talk about these costs with you before outside services are used. Your health insurance plan may cover some or all of these expenses.