Employee Assistance Programmes

An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a specialist support service that assists your employees with any personal and/or work-related problems that may impact their performance, health (mental and physical) and emotional wellbeing.

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Why Would I Need Group Critical Illness Cover?

Nearly 15% of people experience mental health problems in the workplace, leading to 12% of all sickness absence days in the UK can being attributed to mental health conditions! According to The Mental Health Foundation, in a company of 500 employees where two-thirds are offered and accept treatment via an EAP, an investment can quadruple in net profit over a two year period, just by reduction of absences!

How Will Your Employees Benefit From An EAP?

Depending on the policy, an EAP can assist your employees with a variety of work and/or personal issues that may affect their performance, for example:

  • Financial problems
  • Marital issues
  • Emotional problems
  • Substance/alcohol abuse

The plan may include a wide array of services in which advice and help on the above can be provided, such as:

  • Nurse telephone access
  • Legal assistance and referrals
  • Adoption assistance
  • Assitance finding elderly care services

How Will Your Business Benefit From An EAP?

By actively working to improve the well-being of your employees, by offering an Employee Assistance Programme, your business will see many great benefits, for example:

  • The ability to attract and retain new and talented staff
  • Growing a positive workplace culture
  • Better employee engagement
  • Increase in net profit due to reduction of absences

EAP services are usually put in place in an attempt reduce the number of days that an employee would have off sick, due to personal health, wellbeing or family issues. EAP services are usually made available not only to the employee but also to the employee’s spouse, children and non-marital partner living in the same household as the employee. EAP plans are usually 100% paid by the employer, benefiting them greatly, without costing them a penny!

For more information and specific questions please see our Employee Assistance FAQ page.

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