Cigna Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), the College provides free, confidential counseling services to all benefits-eligible employees and members of their immediate families.

These services include problem assessment, in person and virtual counseling (up to 8 sessions per issue fully paid by the College). You do not need to be enrolled on Cigna's health plan to avail yourself of these services.

EAP counselors are trained to deal with a wide range of psychological, interpersonal, marital, and family issues, and are prepared to make appropriate referrals for difficulties related to health, financies, or legal issues. EAP counselors are also trained in helping employees resolve on-the-job conflicts. Whatever the specific problem, most individuals who utilize EAP services find significant emotional relief and practical benefit in having a supportive, objective listener to use as a "sounding board". EAP counselors maintain strict confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

Employees may seek assistance or schedule an appointment for themselves or a family member 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year by contacting Cigna EAP at 1-877-622-4327 or log in to (login company code: bowdoineap).

Contact Cigna EAP any day, anytime by calling 1-877-622-4327 or log in to using the Employer ID:  bowdoineap

Once registered on, simply log in and go to the EAP link under the Review My Coverage tab.

Wide range of benefits at no cost:
  • 8 face-to-face counseling sessions with a counselor in your area, as well as video-based sessions. (Understanding Cigna Behavioral Health Virtual Counseling)

  • Legal assistance: 30-minute consultation with an attorney, face-to-face or by phone.

  • Financial: 30-minute telephone consultation with a qualified specialist on topics such as debt counseling or planning for retirement.

  • Parenting: Resources and referrals for childcare providers, before and after school programs, campus, adoption organizations, child development, prenatal care and more.

  • Eldercare: Resources and referrals for home health agencies, assisted living facilities, social and recreational programs and long-distance caregiving.

  • Pet care: Resources and referrals for pet sitting, obedience training, veterinarians and pet stores.

  • Identify theft: 60-minute consultation with a fraud resolution specialist.

Real Support for Real Life - EAP Wellness Webcasts

We can all face challenges as we try to reduce stress, find balance, and be our best selves at work and in our personal lives.These one hour wellness seminars and management trainings can help. Sign up for an upcoming live webcasts listed below using the easy one-click registration. Or listen to an on-demand replay webcast whenever it's convenient for you. Click or go to


It's My Budget & I'm Sticking to It!
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 2pm

An accurate budget is the foundation of financial stability. Our financial expert will outline how to create a spending plan and share tips for sticking with it.

Workplace Conflict: Strategies & Solutions
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 2pm

Conflict is a fact of life, and the workplace is no exception. Find out how you can respond to it in proactive and constructive ways.

The Power of Connection: At Work
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 2pm

Feeling disconnected can have a powerful impact on our work and well-being. We'll discuss the challenges and how to build meaningful connections.

Managers: Mental Health at Work
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 2pm

Being able to recognize signs of mental health distress is an important way to support employees. Learn what you might see and how to respond.

Diversity: Let's Talk About It
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 2pm

Diversity can be a challenging topic. We'll discuss why and how to build awareness and skills that support inclusivity and personal growth.