Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Wellness Corporation is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider for Stonehill College. This confidential benefit is offered to all employees and their household members at no cost. The Wellness Corporation, which provides services to over 150 colleges and universities, offers more robust services in addition to the traditional services provided by an EAP, such as:
Health and Wellness Initiatives - "Healthy Start" provides unlimited access to free and confidential health coaching as well as on line programs designed to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, reduce stress, and get fit.
New Parent Transition Program - provides confidential telephonic or email counseling sessions with a Family Management Coach. Through discussion, self-awareness strategies, and cutting-edge organizational tools, the coach works with the client to craft a family/life plan that will harmonize the particular dynamics of their family and work life and ease their transition back to work.
Wellness Work/Life Referrals - provides employees and household members with information on becoming a parent, locating child and/or eldercare, school-aged decisions, special needs, college preparation and planning, relocation services, and a host of other topics. This information is available telephonically, and packets of related information can be sent as well.
On-Line Resources - The Wellness Corporation's Life balance and training website provides employees and their household members' articles, personal and mental health assessment tools, on-line trainings, financial calculators, and interactive videos. Topics include health and wellness, life balance, financial and legal information, tax forms, child and elder care, pet care, depressions, sleep disorders, and a multitude of other topics, including a home page that changes every two weeks, covering issues that are current or in the news. To access the website, go to www.WellnessWorkLife.com and enter the login: Stonehill College to create a user name and password.
Budget and Debt Assistance - if you are faced with budget and/or debt problems, the EAP will refer you to a non-profit agency, American Consumer Credit Counseling, and will pay the initial fee for this service. American Consumer Credit Counseling has a great deal of experience helping people put together sensible budget plans and providing advice about handling debt problems.
Personal Legal Consultation - if you find you need personal legal advice, the EAP can put you in touch with an attorney for a telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes at no cost to you. For complex situations, the EAP can refer you to an attorney for face-to-face consultations. In these instances you are entitled to a 25% reduction in your legal fees.
Financial Consultation - if you would like to talk with a financial professional (CPA, CFP) regarding retirement planning/analysis, tax planning/preparation, refinancing, college funding, asset allocation, or insurance products, call the EAP to schedule a free phone appointment.
In summary, the EAP provides counseling and referrals for a wide variety of issues such as:
- Relationship Difficulties
- Substance Abuse
- Balancing Work/Life
- Grief and Loss
- Emotional Concerns
- Coping with Change
- Family Conflicts
- Work Issues
- Management Consulting
- Fear of Flying
Stonehill College employees and household members can see an EAP counselor for up to 3 sessions per issue at no cost. These EAP counseling sessions may be enough to resolve the matter. However, if an employee or eligible household member needs additional services, the EAP counselor will make an appropriate referral. Should there be a cost for those additional services, it is possible that medical insurance may cover those costs. Please refer to Stonehill's employee benefits services by visiting our benefits web page or call Human Resource at 508-565-1105.
Who will know that you participated in the EAP? No one will know that you participated in the EAP unless you choose to inform him or her. The program is completely confidential.
How do you contact the EAP? To access any of these services, simply call 800-828-6025. An EAP Counselor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.