01 Mar Family benefits that make a difference in your workplace
Did you know that at Care Plus Solutions, our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes family benefits? These benefits extend to an employee’s immediate family that lives with them?
An EAP can help your employees and their household members to access a confidential, on-call resource that they can call when crises or general life management questions arise.
The type of service an employee’s family member needs will depend on the severity of the issue. For issues that aren’t severe enough, they may be able to self-cure with basic tools that they will also have access to on our website.
In cases where more immediate attention is required, EAP professionals will guide them through the solution process and ensure their safety before another option is explored. An EAP provider might also provide referrals for local resources that can help resolve certain individuals’ specific challenges related to work.
Why Are Family Benefits Important?
Because for most people, family is their highest priority. When an employer shows that they care about an employee’s family by providing family benefits, it helps the employee feel valued. When employees feel valued and cared for, they are more likely to have loyalty toward the company and be more productive. It’s a win-win!
What Kind of Family Benefits Are Offered?
We understand that stress is not a respecter of persons. Regardless of age, gender, education, and socio-economic status, stress attacks everyone. That’s why the same benefits we offer to your employee, we extend to their immediate, live-in family.
One of the most significant benefits of an EAP is having readily available, confidential support from qualified professionals for personal, family, and work-related issues. Counseling services can include assessments, remote short-term help, or referrals.
When your company’s family benefits program includes EAP services, your employees and their families could quickly locate and be able to talk to a helpful mental health professional without incurring out-of-pocket costs.
The counseling services can help with:
- Addiction issues
- Anxiety at work
- Stress with personal relationships or other issues at home
- Other mental health concerns
Learn more about our counseling options.
Let’s be honest, finances are often one of the top three stressors for families, especially now with inflation on the rise. And most often, only one household member is in charge of the finances; therefore, with family benefits, the person taking care of the finances can seek out assistance if needed.
EAPs provide financial experts to help employees and their families with complicated issues such as budgeting, controlling debt, teaching children to manage money, investing for college, and preparing for retirement.
To help combat financial stressors, some employers have chosen EAPs that go above and beyond the typical financial component of the benefit.
Some examples of financial matters for which employees may request consultation include:
- Rebuilding Your Credit
- Developing a Spending Plan
- Getting Out of Debt
- 401(k) Analysis
- Home Buying Strategies
- Read more about CPS’s Financial Services.
Believe it or not, many EAPs include a legal resource benefit. This benefit provides employees and their eligible family members with no-cost legal advice for a wide variety of legal issues, including:
- Bankruptcy and credit issues
- Civil actions and small claims court
- Family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, and adoption
- Wills and living wills
After a phone consultation, if it is determined that the employee or their family member needs to hire a lawyer, the EAP will be able to recommend a qualified attorney specializing in the needed area.
Read more about our core legal services.
Life is full of the unexpected, and many times employees and their family members are navigating life situations that they have not dealt with before—like taking care of an elderly parent, facing divorce, housing or transportation issues, the list goes on.
With a simple phone call or a search on the company’s EAP provider’s website, employees and their family members may find the information they need. If not, an EAP specialist on the phone will ask them questions to help them better identify their needs and then provide the assistance they need.
Discover how work-life services can help your employees.
When we think of personal wellness, people tend to think about exercise and eating healthy. These are components of personal wellness, but there is so much more. And guess what? The EAP can help!
It does need to be mentioned that there is more to health than simply a person’s weight. Other possible areas that may impact personal wellness can include:
- Personal organization
- Time management
- Sleep habits
Read more about Care Plus Solution’s Wellness Solutions.
When the family benefits from an EAP, the company benefits from an EAP.
If you have not already considered adding an employee assistance program to your list of employee benefits, now is the time to do so. EAPs can be instrumental in helping you retain exemplary employees. Employees tend to work harder for employers when they feel that the employer cares about them and their wellbeing. Employee assistance programs are a great way to show you care!
Care Plus Solutions is America’s first EAP and is headquartered in New York and has offices in New Jersey. Over the course of the company’s 46 year history, their brand has remained firmly rooted in the rich history of the EAP field, never losing sight of the fundamental purpose of the EAP; delivering personal and quality services to those in need. It is fair to say that Care Plus Solutions is the gold standard in the field of Employee Assistance.