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
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.