• Do "Free" EAPs Offer Discernible Value?

      Burke, John J., M.A.; Sharar, David A., 1961- (Employee Assistance Professionals Association, 2009-08)
      There has been a clear trend in recent years for health insurance companies, disability carriers, group retirement plans and payroll management organizations to bundle employee assistance program services into their core products and off the EAP as "free". Under this arrangement, the insurance plan buys an inexpensive EAP from a vendor partner or provides an EAP within an affiliated divisions or department, then embeds the EAP in the plan to create product distinction and competitive advantage.