Employee Assistance Program services in demand-Hubsopt-Spring-2022

    Employee Assistance Program services in demand

    Authored by Bukaty Companies on April 13, 2022

    As the world adapts to a working in a post-Covid-19 environment, the way employees prioritize benefit offerings is also changing. Employee Assistance Programs are gaining more traction, and worth adding to your benefits lineup. 

    One of the benefits that employees are increasingly looking for in a post-pandemic world are Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). These programs give employees access to confidential, professional counseling and other personal support resources free of charge. EAPs can be bundled as a value-add service with a carrier’s health insurance benefit or purchased by an employer as a stand-alone service. Employees can seek help through both models, but assistance or counseling sessions are often limited in a bundled, value-add model.

    Employers recognize that employees who are struggling personally and professionally can be distracted and withdrawn from work responsibilities. An EAP ensures employees that help is available for issues such as

    • mental health problems,
    • substance abuse,
    • poor work-life balance,
    • financial difficulties, and more.

    EAP services often extend to a participating employees’ spouse and dependents. Employers, too, can benefit from EAP services to address conflict between employees or suspected safety and security issues within the workplace. To learn more about EAP services, contact your Bukaty benefits consultant.

    Blog Category: Benefits, Workplace Insights