Montana Counseling Services/ EAPs laws & HR compliance analysis

Montana 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. This association also provides guidance to employers that have not yet set up EAPs in their own companies.
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Although Montana has not yet established a chapter, the Inland Northwest chapter in Washington serves Western Montana. Contact information for the chapter’s offices is available at http://www.eapa.info. Meanwhile, Montana 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
703-387-1000
The Healthy for Life Employee Assistance Program is included in the state employee benefit plan and is available to active employees, retirees, spouses, and dependents. Services include a crisis hotline, counseling services, health coaching, prenatal program, weight management program, diabetes management program, resources for self-driven health, and legal and financial assistance. For more information, go tohttp://benefits.mt.gov/employeeassistanceprogram.mcpx, call 406-444-7462 or 800-287-8266, or write
Health Care and Benefits Division, 100 North Park Avenue, Suite 320, P.O. Box 200130, Helena, MT 59620-0130.

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