The group insurance division of Canada Life launches its employee assistance programme service.
The package, provided by ICAS, will be offered to existing clients as an extension of the group income protection scheme as well as new business clients.
The EAP package offers a confidential and unlimited personal support service staffed by qualified counsellors, up to six face to face counselling sessions and access to Life Management resource services.
The latter option is an information source with practical guidance on a wide range of childcare, educational and disability issues.
Group insurance managing director Dave Johnston says: “Most companies are aware of how important it is to retain staff members and maintain highest levels of productivity. By offering organisations the option to enhance their employee benefits programmes through the addition of EAP, we are providing them with a tool to help them achieve this goes.”