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FEI Featured in California Broker Magazine

13 Jul. 2017 Posted by aadams

Evolving Employee Assistance Programs for a Young Workforce

Going beyond standard EAPs to offer pet insurance and much more.

Every year employees seem to have unique new requests for their employers, from standing desks to nap pods at work. What’s next—pet insurance? Actually, yes.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) have been around in different ca­pacities since the early- to mid-1900s and originally tackled occupational alcohol­ism. EAPs now give employees access to short-term counseling and referral services to keep workplace populations happy, productive and successful.

Modern workplaces, however, have changed and evolved dramatically since EAPs first emerged, and em­ployee insurance plans now often fail to cover the full range of employees’ needs in a way that meets their prefer­ences. Familiarity with the resources offered by more robust, independent EAPs will help brokers connect em­ployers to providers and keep busi­nesses ahead of the pack, support employees with the best services available and deliver benefits in an ap­pealing, convenient way.

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