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Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program

EAP Can Help You
From recurring annoyances to life changing crises, all of us experience difficulties in our personal lives every now and then. For employees who need help solving personal or work-related problems, the University offers an Employee Assistance Program.

Commonly referred to as EAP, this practical and confidential resource is available to permanent employees and their dependents. The University has contracted with the Deer Oaks EAP Service to provide a statewide program that offers up to four counseling sessions per issue per year at no cost.

Legal Access Services

  • Free 30-minute initial visit with in-plan attorney
  • Up to 25% reduction in fees following retainer
  • Review of up to 3, 6-page legal documents
  • Free Simple Will Kit
  • Telephone and web-based legal resources

Financial Services

  • Free 30-minute initial planning session
  • Up to 25% reduced rates for certified financial planners
  • Online links to financial resources, budget templates and calculators
  • Resources for combating identity theft

Health and Wellness Services

  • Matters of the Heart program
  • Monthly newsletters with health topics
  • On-site seminars covering healthy weight management, smoking cessation and stress management
  • Tele-disease management coaching
  • Personal health planning

Confidentiality
All EAP benefits are as confidential as the law allows. The University has no need or desire to know who uses these services. The University's EAP provider, Deer Oaks EAP Service, does submit statistical reports to the University, but no names or identifying information are ever included in these reports.

Cost
Except for fees associated with the purchase of legal documents, the EAP provides up to four counseling sessions per issue per year at no cost to University faculty, staff and eligible family members.

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