Associated Employee Benefits EAP

Employee Assistance Programs Are No Longer Just for Large Corporations!

Thrive EAP was created to help small businesses 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 at work.


An employee assistance program is a voluntary, confidential program that helps employees (including management) work through various life challenges that may adversely affect job performance, health, and personal well-being to optimize an organization’s success.  EAP services include assessment, counseling, consultation, and referral 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.  EAPs also often work with management and supervisors providing advanced planning for situations, such as organizational changes, legal considerations, emergency planning, and response to unique traumatic events.

EAPs benefit your employees, their families, and communities by:

Improving productivity and employee engagement

Improving employees’ and dependents’ abilities to successfully respond to challenges

Reducing healthcare costs associated with stress, depression, and other mental health issues

Reducing employee turnover and related replacement costs

Managing the effect of disruptive incidents, such as workplace, injury, or other crises

Supporting management response to critical incidents

Reducing workplace absenteeism and unplanned absences

Developing employee and manager competencies

Reducing the likelihood of workplace accidents, violence or other safety issues

Supporting employees and managers during workforce restructuring, reduction-in-forces, or other workforce change events