Delaware Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Delaware Counseling Services/ EAPs: What you need to know

Human resources generalists, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselors, managers, and directors, can keep abreast of the issues related to EAPs by joining a chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA). These groups also provide guidance to employers that have not yet set up EAPs in their own companies.
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There is currently one local chapter of the EAPA in Delaware. The First State chapter has its own website, Meanwhile, Delaware employers may obtain information about setting up or belonging to a regional group by contacting:
Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Inc.
4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 410
Arlington, VA 22203
703-522-4585 (fax)
Delaware offers a free EAP to state employees, pensioners, and their dependents enrolled in a non-Medicare health insurance plan. The EAP includes up to five one-on-one counseling sessions; consultation for any legal issue, with the exception of those involving disputes or actions between an employee/dependent and their employer or the client; financial counselors to address questions on all matters of financial management; integrated ID recovery; and consultations on child or elder care. For more information, visit the website of the Delaware Office of Management and Budget at To contact the EAP provider, HMS, directly, call 800-343-2186 or visit their website at

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