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Learn About The Benefits An Employee Assistance Program Can Offer

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These programs are usually prepaid by the employer for confidential use by all employees, and in many cases the plan includes employee family members. In most cases, a program would be offered in addition to health care benefits provided to employees. The employee assistance program addresses problems with health or concerns outside of work that can affect an employee's work performance. Although there is a cost to the employer for this type of plan, employee assistance programs can prove to be cost-effective. If an employee is successfully treated through these supplemental programs, the employer can benefit from improved job performance and a decreased rate of absenteeism and job turnover.

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