Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce - Thrive Employee Assistance
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Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce EAP

The Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce 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 the Chamber of Commerce 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 is an Employee Assistance Program for Small Businesses

Features

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.

Counseling

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.

Individuals and immediate family members may access the service for support with a variety of personal and work-related issues, including but not limited to:

Addiction/dependency/substance abuse

Anxiety/stress/depression

Relationship issues

Family/parenting challenges

Bereavement

Bullying/ harassment/ discrimination/ intimidation

Career/ job-related stress

Domestic violence

Stress related to child care/ elder care/ disability care

Buying a home for the first time

Behavioral disorders

Gay/lesbian/ gender issues

Face-To-Face Counseling

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 Assessment and Referral

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.

Provider Credentials

• 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

Legal Counsel

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.

 

Top Reasons Why Employees Use the Legal Assistance Services:

Divorce/Custody Issues

Landlord/Tenant

Adoption

Criminal

Bankruptcy

Estate Planning/Wills/Trusts

Real Estate

Small Claims

Personal Injury and Malpractice

Core Legal

• Each Member is entitled to one (1) initial thirty-minute office or telephone consultation per separate legal matter at no cost with a network attorney.
• In the event that the Member wishes to retain a participating attorney after the initial consultation, they 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. See Exhibit “B” for examples of how this benefit might be used and limited exclusions.

Mediation

• Each Member is entitled to one (1) initial thirty-minute office or telephone consultation per separate legal matter at no cost with a network mediator.
• In the event that the Member wishes to retain a participating mediator after the initial consultation, they will be provided with a preferred rate reduction of 25% from the mediator’s normal hourly rate.
• Typical matters may include divorce and child custody, contractual and consumer disputes, real estate and landlord tenant, car accidents and insurance disputes, etc.

Website

• Embedded in the website is unlimited access to legal resources where they will find a library of articles on a variety of topics, state-specific fillable legal forms, and dozens of financial calculators.

Financial Advice

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.]

 

Most Common Financial Issues Addressed Include:

Bankruptcy

Foreclosure prevention

Major life event planning (wedding, adoption, divorce)

Budgeting

College fund planning

Credit card debt (lowering rates; consolidating debt)

Retirement planning

Buying a home for the first time

Core Financial

• Each Member is entitled to one (1) thirty-minute telephonic consultation per separate financial matter with an MSA staff Money Coach.
• Virtually all types of financial matters are eligible for these services.
• Additional tax services beyond the initial consultation will be billed at a rate discounted by 25% from the provider’s normal fee.

Website

• Each Member shall be provided with unlimited access to our website where they will find a library of articles on a variety of topics, state-specific fillable legal forms, and dozens of financial calculators.

Work / Life Balance

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.

Utilization reporting.

Ongoing outreach

and engagement.

Confidential.

Staffed by qualified work-life consultants.

Cross-referral to other benefits.

Family and caregiving

• Child care and day care
• After-school programs
• Summer camps
• Special needs care
• Education and tutors
• In-home care
• Senior housing
• Meal programs and transportation services
• Hospice and rehab centers

Education

• Tutors and test-prep
• Public, private, and specialty schools
• Colleges, universities, and continuing education
• Financial aid and scholarships
• Internships

Career and work

• Resume writing and editing services
• Job placement resources
• Career counseling
• Community resources

Daily living

• Household maintenance
• Pet care
• Dining and entertainment
• Gifts and shopping
• Moving and relocation
• Transportation
• Meals and groceries

Wellbeing Services

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.

• Access to Content covering major life areas: health, relationships, emotional wellbeing, legal, financial, personal and professional growth.
• Access to self-search locators that cover categories of adoption, childcare, elder care, and education.
• Access to wide variety of tools: Assessments, videos, courses, calculators, legal forms, quizzes, articles, and more
• Access to on-demand training library.
• Content available in English and Spanish.
• Access to live monthly webinars and archived webinars.
• Access to “Live Chat,” enabling submission of Work-life Program requests with a Work-life Program consultant.

 

  • 2-5 Employees

  • $240yr
  • 6-11 Employees

  • $360yr
  • 12-20 Employees

  • $480yr
  • 21-30 Employees

  • $660yr
  • 31-40 Employees

  • $880yr

HELP YOUR TEAM THRIVE!

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12 Month Membership PACOC