Employee Assistance Plan

The Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is a confidential resource provided at no cost to employees enrolled in medical coverage through the Board of Pensions or the Pastor's Participation or Minister's Choice benefits package. Through the EAP, employees have access to counseling sessions, financial and legal assistance, resources for child and elder care, and more.

The EAP is a valuable benefit provided at no cost to employees enrolled in any of the three medical coverage options (PPO, EPO, or HDHP) or Minister's Choice. Employers also have access to the EAP for support and guidance for workplace issues. The Board of Pensions partners with Cigna to provide this confidential resource as part of our commitment to wholeness and well-being.

Employer benefits

Employers have access to no-cost management consultation services through the EAP for a variety of workplace issues ranging from employee performance to natural disasters.

Member benefits

Through the EAP, employees and any member of their household have access to the following services.

Emotional health and family support

Counseling sessions: up to six counseling sessions per issue with a credentialed network counselor; sessions may be in-person or virtual on a phone, tablet, or home computer

Telephone consultations: immediate assistance with critical emotional needs as well as help with behavioral health-related questions, problem identification, problem-solving skills and approaches, and/or resources to address behavioral concerns

Financial and legal assistance

Financial consultation: a 30-minute telephone consultation with a qualified specialist on issues such as debt counseling, retirement planning, tax planning, clergy tax issues, budgeting, and college funding

Legal consultation: a 30-minute telephone or face-to-face consultation with a participating attorney

Identity theft assistance: a 60-minute consultation with a fraud resolution specialist

Tax assistance: a 25 percent discount on regular tax preparation services

Home life referrals

Parenting and child care: resources and information about parenting and prenatal care; referrals to child care providers, before- and after-school programs, camps, and adoption organizations

Education: help with college searches or locating kindergarten programs and public schools

Elder care: resources and referrals for home health agencies, assisted living facilities, social and recreational programs, and long-distance caregiving

Pet care: referrals for veterinary services, emergency care, boarding, pet sitters, obedience training, and groomers

Job and career support

Higher education: help with continuing education searches

Online tools and resources: access to seminars, e-learning, and articles on topics such as effective communications, goal setting, collaboration, and more

Read more details about using this benefit.

About Cigna

Cigna is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of its customers. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability, and quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health.

Note: Those enrolled in Triple-S or GeoBlue also have EAP benefits under their plans, but coverage details may differ. Consult your plan's provisions for details. The EAP is not available to those enrolled in the Medicare Supplement Plan.