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Employee Assistance Program

The University provides a confidential employee assistance program through Deaconess CONCERN which provides assessment, short-term counseling, referral and follow-up services for eligible employees and members of their household. Family, marital, financial, or work-related problems are dealt with in a completely confidential manner by one of the EAP counselors. Employees and members of their household are eligible for up to eight free visits; additional visits are covered by most health plans.  The cost of the EAP is paid by the University.

Contact Deaconess CONCERN:

 Local: (812) 471-4611

Toll-free: 800-874-7104

 

Work-Life Resources

Work-Life Website

This state-of-the-art website offers more than 3,000 resources covering topics such as family and care giving, health and wellness, emotional wellbeing, working smarter and daily living.  Includes Live Connect, a feature similar to instant messaging, and Assisted Search, a feature in which consultants assist in researching resources.  Also provides more than 80 interactive behavioral health and wellness assessments.  These are free services. Access Work-Life Website at www.deaconess.com/concern to search for work-life information.  Please contact Human Resources at 812-464-1781 if you need login and password information.

Dependent Care Resource and Referral Service

Child Care – These are free services. Our educated Work-Life consultants are ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, with such topics as:

  • Pregnancy planning
  • Prenatal classes and support
  • Adoption
  • Parenting Seminars
  • Child development materials
  • Age-appropriate discipline
  • Keeping kids safe
  • Keeping kids healthy
  • School age decisions
  • Child care
  • Special needs services
  • Emergency/back-up child care
  • Temporary illness care
  • Nanny/in-home care
  • Before and after school programs
  • Summer care (day and sleep-away camps)
  • Tutor referrals
  • College locator help

Elder Care – These are free services. Our educated Work-Life consultants are ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, with such topics as:

  • Senior housing options
  • Community services
  • Financial and estate planning
  • Assisted living options
  • Residential care
  • Adult day care
  • Understanting and dealing with Alzheimer's Disease
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Care managers
  • Home health care
  • Long-distance  caregiving
  • Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap
  • Support groups
  • Meal services
  • Transportation services

Legal Services

Each Employee, or their Dependent, is entitled to one, thirty-minute telephonic or in-office consultation with a network attorney at no charge on up to 12 separate legal matters per year.  In the event that you wish to retain a participating attorney after the initial consultation, you will be provided with a preferred rate reduction of 25% from the attorney’s normal hourly rate. WLB neither endorses nor guarantees the advice given.  The decision whether or not to accept or act on the advice of the resource shall rest solely with the Employee who shall have the sole and independent obligation to decide whether or not accept or act on the advice.Services include:

  • Family Law
  • Business
  • Consumer/Civil Issues
  • Criminal Matters
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Elder Law

Legal Services will NOT be provided for the following:
Matters involving disputes or actions between Employees and their employer, or any affiliate of the employer or any employee benefits plan maintained by the employer or its affiliate.Matters that, in the attorney’s opinion lack merit; or third-party advice questions involving someone other than the person calling.

Financial Services
An employee who desires assistance with a financial matter shall call and describe the type of service or resource needed. Neither Work-Life Benefits, nor your employer, endorses nor guarantees the advice given by the contracted service, its principals, and employees. The decision whether or not to accept or act on the advice of the resource shall rest solely with the Employee or their Dependent who shall have the sole and independent obligation to decide whether or not accept or act on the advice rendered. Services include:

  • Debt Management
  • Budgeting
  • Credit Report Issues
  • Financial Services

Daily Living Convenience Resource Services
Daily Living Convenience Resource Services will provide you with referrals to established providers of products and services. Work Life Benefits will not perform any service nor deliver any product. We will assist in finding the appropriate vendor of that product or service. Daily Demands requests are limited to no more than 12 per year per employee.

Services include:

  • Dining & Nightlife
  • Education
  • Entertainment & Travel
  • Shopping
  • Personal Services & Household Services
  • Pet Services
  • Recreation



Open Enrollment Dates

TIAA-CREF Representative

Lori Matthews of TIAA-CREF will hold individual appointments in the HR Training Room on the below dates. To schedule an appointment, contact 800/732-8353. 

2014/2015 Dates

  • Tuesday, Dec 9
  • Thursday, Dec 11
  • Tuesday, Jan 27
  • Wednesday, Feb 25
  • Thursday, Feb 26
  • Tuesday, Mar 24
  • Wednesday, Apr 22
  • Thursday, Apr 23
  • Tuesday, May 19
  • Wednesday, June 24
  • Thursday, June 25
  • Tuesday, July 21
  • Wednesday, Aug 19
  • Thursday, Aug 20
  • Tuesday, Sep 8
  • Wednesday, Oct 21
  • Thursday, Oct 22
  • Tuesday, Nov 17
  • Wednesday, Dec 9
  • Thursday, Dec 10