Associated Employee Benefits is pleased to offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for your employees that until now has only been available to large employer groups. In fact, 90% of Fortune 500 companies offer their employees an EAP.
What is an EAP? An Employee Assistance Program is an employer paid benefit that addresses issues that get in the way of productivity and engagement. With a membership to Thrive EAP your employees will have access to behavioral health professionals, legal services, financial services, work-life balance solutions and wellbeing website.
As a member of Associated Employee Benefits you have access to this popular benefit created for small businesses & start-ups, for as little as $20 per month. Every membership to Thrive EAP is for 12 months and can be upgraded to the next level as your team grows.
For organizations with more than 40 employees, visit www.balanceEAP.com and contact us.
Thrive EAP was created to help small business handle the challenges their employees bring with them to work. We offer solutions to help them balance work and life so that they can focus while on the job.
EAP services include assessments and referrals for services to employees with personal and/or work-related concerns, such as stress, financial issues, legal issues, family problems, office conflicts, and alcohol and substance use disorders.
24/7 access to behavioral health specialist.
In person or telephonic assessment and referral for your team.
Access to our web portal with thousands of resources and articles.
SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES AND FAMILY MEMBERS.
Balance EAP provides confidential counseling and referral assistance to employees and family members. Our EAP model involves the use of our extensive network of providers throughout the United States to meet the clinical needs of our clients’ staff. This includes the provision of confidential, professional and comprehensive diagnostic counseling, and referral services for individuals experiencing personal or professional problems.
Bullying/ harassment/ discrimination/ intimidation
Career/ job-related stress
Stress related to child care/ elder care/ disability care
Buying a home for the first time
Gay/lesbian/ gender issues
After the intake assessment, our provider relations staff will match the employee with a counselor who meets his or her particular needs and preferences. Thrive EAP’s provider network includes counselors with a variety of backgrounds and skills. Our database includes detailed information about our counselors, including gender, training, experience in a particular area, languages spoken, insurance accepted, and ethnicity/nationality, military experience, sexual orientation, and religious background, if the provider is comfortable sharing these details.
Face-to-face counseling is provided at a counselor’s approved premises. We can arrange sessions after hours and on weekends as necessary. The location of a selected counselor is often determined by the preference of the employee. If we do not have a provider in our database who meets the employee’s criteria, we will attempt to recruit a suitable provider or offer telephonic consultation. Every effort will be made to match the individual with a clinician who is listed on their insurance panel in the event additional counseling is desired.
Telephonic consultation takes place in a structured format with the individual and EAP professional, pre-agreeing on times for each of the EAP sessions. The option of talking with a Credentialed Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) by phone, generally appeals to individuals for whom traditional face-to-face counseling is either inconvenient or anxiety provoking.
• Possession of a minimum of a master’s degree in a mental health discipline
• Three years minimum post master’s experience in the direct provision of clinical care
• Current and unrestricted license as a mental health practitioner at the independent practice level; exceptions may be made for rural, remote locations that are served by providers who are licensed or certified but must be supervised as a condition of licensure or certification; consideration of community standards guides the determination for making an exception
• Maintenance of professional liability insurance at the level of $1 million per occurrence and $3 million aggregate
• Attestation/disclosure to the existence of prior sanctions or limitations to license, malpractice claims history, the existence of felony convictions, and the ability to perform the essential functions of an EAP counselor
We help your team get through any legal issues such as divorce, taxes, DUI/DWI, real estate issues, consumer, and criminal law.
Each of your employees is entitled to one initial thirty-minute office or telephone consultation per separate legal matter at no cost with a network attorney. In the event that you wish to retain a participating attorney after the initial consultation, you will be provided with a preferred rate reduction of 25% from the attorney’s normal hourly rate. Virtually all types of legal matters are eligible for these services.
THRIVE EAP contracts with a network of attorneys to provide consultation to employees or family members regarding their legal concerns. Using our EAP’s unique case management system, the caller initiates contact with a legal consultant who conducts the intake, confirms appropriateness and availability of the lawyer, and follows-up to ensure client satisfaction and resolution. Callers can obtain consultation for any legal issue, with the exception of those involving disputes or actions between an employee/dependent and their employer or the EAP or for business issues.
Personal Injury and Malpractice
With Thrive, you can now provide your team with financial referrals to top rated financial professionals.
Each of your team members have access to a no cost telephonic consultation with a financial counselor. They with guide them in matters of credit counseling, debt and budgeting assistance, tax planning, retirement and college planning questions. These services are provided by seasoned financial professionals and licensed CPA’s.
THRIVE EAP contracts with a network of financial counselors to provide consultation to employees or family members regarding their financial concerns. Qualified financial counselors and educators are also available without an appointment Monday through Friday. [Note counselors do not sell or endorse specific products and make referrals only to non-profit services.]
Major life event planning (wedding, adoption, divorce)
College fund planning
Credit card debt (lowering rates; consolidating debt)
Buying a home for the first time
We help your employees balance their work and life by offering 24/7 Telephone Consultation and Referral Services to them and their family.
They will speak live with a consultant to develop a care plan, provide expert information, and assist in identifying resources to meet their needs in areas such as childcare, eldercare, adoption, education, wellness, and daily living/convenience resources.
Organizations that support population work-life balance enjoy greater retention, workforce satisfaction, and productivity than those without supportive resources. Our focus is on providing cost-effective consultation and support to address work-life balance and daily living concerns before they impact focus on the job. Our specialists are highly qualified to assist members with locating providers, resources, and referrals for a range of life issues and needs.
Available around-the-clock to employees and their family members.
Staffed by qualified work-life consultants.
Cross-referral to other benefits.
Thrive’s wellness products and services are designed to provide employees with a comprehensive collection of resources to encourage healthy lifestyles, resulting in a healthy workplace. Companies implementing comprehensive wellness programs benefit from a healthy more productive workforce.
Our Advantage Live Well workplace initiatives motivate employees to make lifestyle changes that are positive for their well-being, as well as your organization’s bottom-line. Our comprehensive benefits include wellness coaching programs, health risk assessments, on-site health screenings, and expert resource and referral for the health and wellness issues that matter to your employees and their families.
ACCESS TO WELLBEING WEBSITE
Would you like to have a wellness program for your employees? Perhaps you have a program and would like to enhance it with more resources. Your Thrive EAP includes a robust wellbeing website.