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    Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Service for Employers

    Overview

    EAP is a benefit employers offer their employees as part of the compensation package. It is a confidential counseling service to support the well-being of employees in the workplace and their personal lives. It is a voluntary service that provides assessments, short-term counseling, and referrals for other services after the EAP services end. Employees may seek out counseling services for various reasons, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues, stress, and grief.

    The Program

    Employers often offer EAP services as three employer-paid sessions per year per employee. After three sessions, employees may continue services by utilizing their health insurance or self-paying. Continued services can be based on the therapist’s recommendation, provided by Move Forward Counseling, or ended. Employers have an option to extend the EAP to immediate family members.

    Return on Investment

    EAPs can help employers reduce absenteeism, workers’ compensation claims, health care costs, accidents, and grievances. In addition, they can address safety and security issues, improve employee productivity and engagement, and reduce costs related to employee turnover.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that “all of the published studies indicate that EAPs are cost-effective.” The U.S. Department of Labor also says that for every dollar invested in an EAP, employers generally save anywhere from $5 to $16.  The National Business Group on Health estimates that an average of  5.5% of employees utilize EAP benefits.

    Resources: SHRM offers a Managing Employee Assistance Programs toolkit to help employers understand the process, requirements, and legalities of starting an EAP.  The NIH provides a Health and Wellness interactive infographic to show employers the common reasons why employees utilize their EAP services.

    Program Investment

    Move Forward Counseling offers contracts to employers to provide EAP benefits to their employees. Our practice has a team of qualified therapists who can provide services, as needed, to your company’s staff. Our model allows you to purchase session packages to use only what you need. The fees are listed below:

    One-Time Setup Fee 

    $250 per employer group (applies to year one only)

    Employers can buy packages of sessions:

    12 sessions = $1,560 total or $130/session

    24 sessions = $3,000 total or $125/session

    36 sessions = $4,320 total or $120/session

    48 sessions = $5,520 total or $115/session

    60 sessions = $6,600 total or $110/session

    The packages of sessions are valid for two years from the date of purchase. We can make recommendations on what size package to purchase based on the number of employees you have. During our initial setup phase, we will discuss what services you would like to offer your employees and what data you would like us to collect about how the employees use the services.

    We provide services via telehealth or in the office setting at 825 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA. We will only partner with businesses with whom we already are an in-network provider with their employee’s health insurance, so the transition to continue services if they choose is seamless. Employees can continue services with Move Forward Counseling, LLC once the employee has fulfilled their EAP benefit.

    Move Forward Counseling, LLC is in-network with the following insurance plans:

    • Highmark Blue Shield
    • Capital Blue Cross
    • United Behavioral Health/Optum
    • Quest
    • UPMC

    We are also available for presentations to your staff on wellness topics, such as stress management, mindfulness techniques, etc. Wellness presentations can be added to your subscription, costing $250 for one hour.  

    To get started, request a flyer or a PDF of this information, please get in touch with Charlotte Leckow at [email protected].