Using An Employee Assistance Program Is Easy
One of the most under-utilized benefit programs in most companies is the employee assitance program. A lot of employees aren’t sure how to use it and they might not even know it’s available to them. This EAP program can provide some much-needed support to anyone who is struggling. The resources and counseling services available are easy to access.
First, find out if there’s a phone number or a website to visit. Every plan is different, but usually you’ll have to initiate contact to explain the situation you need help resolving. Then, the provider will offer you some recommended options. You might schedule an in-person counseling session or you might also have the opportunity to do some work online or over the phone.
Each program has a specific number of visits or sessions that are completely free to the employee or the employee’s family member. Next steps will be discussed during that last EAP session.