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Employee Assistance Program


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Employee Assistance Program

  1. 1. EAP Provider ChangeEffective Feb. 1, the University will change its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider from DeerOaks to ComPsych Guidance Resources. In conjunction with this change, employees will be allowedthree counseling visits per issue at no cost.“Three visits per topic is an increase from the previous program, which allowed only one visit per issue,”said Ashley Nicklis, senior director for benefits and work/life programs in the Office of HumanResources, which administers the program. “We are pleased that we are able to offer this expandedbenefit for our employees.”The UNC-Chapel Hill EAP provides employees with confidential support and resources and informationon personal and work issues. ComPsych Guidance Resources offers a variety of services for employees,including legal assistance, financial advising, and work-life planning. These services are available toemployees 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the toll-free number below or visiting theirwebsite.To take advantage of these services, visit (ID: TARHEELS) or call 800-272-7255 to speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and guide you to theappropriate services for help.Additional visits after the initial three-visit benefit will be subject to insurance coverage if available. Allservices from the EAP are strictly confidential.Employees will receive a brochure in February with more information on the resources and servicesavailable from the EAP. In the meantime, for more information on the program, visit