Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Life presents complex challenges.  If the unexpected happens, you want to know that you and your family have simple solutions to help you cope with the stress and life changes that may result. That’s why Effingham County Schools provides Unum's employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to you, your spouse, your children, and your parents.  Their straightforward approach takes the complexity out of managing stress when life throws you a curve.  Getting in touch is easy: simply call 1-800-854-1446.


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From the everyday issues like job pressures, relationships, retirement planning, personal grief, loss, or a disability, the Employee Assistance Program can be your resource for professional support. 

The service includes unlimited telephonic support, and up to 3 face-to-face emotional or work-life counseling sessions per occurrence per year, so each member of your family can get counseling help for their own unique needs.  Legal and financial counseling are also available by telephone during regular business hours.

Counseling Services

Emotional or Work-Life Counseling

Helps address stress, relationship, or other personal issues you or your family members may face. It’s staffed by licensed professional counselors who listen to concerns and quickly make referrals to in-person counseling or other valuable resources. Situations may include:

  • Job pressures

  • Relationship/marital conflicts

  • Stress, anxiety and depression

  • Work/school disagreements

  • Substance abuse

  • Child and elder care referral services

Work / Life Balance Services

Provides support for help with balancing the demands of home, family, and the workplace.  Specialists answer questions and put employees in touch with outside resources.  Topics may include:

  • Childcare Services

    • Babysitter tips

    • Community resources

    • Pre-schools

  • Eldercare Services

    • Assisted living facilities / independent living options 

    • Nursing homes or adult daycare services

    • Services for adults with disabilities

  • Financial Services

    • Debt management solutions

    • Budgeting assistance

    • Credit report assistance

  • Legal Services

    • Personal / family and elder law

    • Real estate

    • Identity Theft

Travel Assistance

Unum also provides a Travel Assistance benefit which gives you access to resources while traveling. Whenever you travel 100 miles or more from home — to another country or just another city — be sure to pack your worldwide emergency travel assistance phone number.  Travel assistance speaks your language, helping you locate hospitals, embassies, and other “unexpected” travel destinations.  Just one phone call connects you and your family to medical and other important services 24 hours a day.