Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Effective Date: January 2022

Policy: 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), and referral for further assistance if necessary.

EAP counselors are trained to deal with a wide range of psychological, interpersonal, marital, and familial issues, and are prepared to make appropriate referrals for difficulties related to health, financies, or legal issues. EAP counselors are particularly attuned to 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. For additional information on what is offered visit the HR web site.

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 myCigna.com (login company code: bowdoineap).