Missouri Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Missouri 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 EAPA. These groups also provide guidance to employers that have not yet set up employee assistance programs in their own companies.
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There is currently one local chapter of the EAPA in Missouri. Contact information (phone and e-mail) for the chapter’s officers is available on the EAPA website at http://www.eapa.info. Meanwhile, Missouri 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
703-522-6272
703-522-4585 (fax)
The state of Missouri offers an EAP for its employees. The EAP entitles an employee and any member of the employee’s household six counseling sessions per episode per calendar year. The EAP is designed to give employees access to short-term mental health benefits. The EAP may be utilized by an employee experiencing personal areas of concern such as health, marital, family, or financial problems; substance abuse, legal issues, stress, grief and loss issues; and emotional disturbances. The EAP provider, Magellan Health, is available at 800-808-2261 or online at http://www.mchcp.org..

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