Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) have become a vital resource for small business owners. Unfortunately, many of you aren’t aware of their existence or the services they provide such as counseling for those affected by workplace violence, wellness matters, traumatic events, relationship challenges, professional harassment, legal matters, adoption issues, eldercare and child care and more. Coverage is often extended to employee spouses, partners and children as well. Apart from set annual charges – which typically cost from $12 to $40 per employee per year –- all the support within the program is provided without any costs to the employees or the plan providers. As a small business owner, it is to your advantage to view EAPs, not just as a way to help your staff, but as a way to protect your bottom dollar and maintain productivity.
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