Calgary Coordinators Phone 403-880-2589
Edmonton Coordinators Phone 403-880-2589
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What is an Employee Assistance Program?
Very simply, it is just what it sounds like – assistance to employees. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an employee benefit program, which ideally is supported by both labour and management, that provides confidential, professional assistance to help employees and their families resolve personal difficulties.
The EAP program is utilized by the membership on a strictly voluntary basis. Also, the employee has a choice of which EAP co-ordinator they wish to connect with. The Union and its Representatives encourage and motivate the membership to seek help through a confidential assistance program.
Outside the workplaces serviced by Local Lodge 1681, the program can be recognized by different names e.g. Member Assistance Program (MAP), Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), but they all have the same objectives. These being: Retain valued employees; Restore our membership to wellness and maintain gainful employment; Motivate our brothers and sisters to seek help through confidential program; Provide appropriate resources to the employee in order for them to resolve their problems; Provide follow-up for troubled employees.
Principals of the EAP
Does not engage in union or company politics – remains neutral & non-discriminatory.
Why do we have an Employee Assistance Program?
The I.A.M.A.W. helped form our EAP program. It is a program for which we saw a need. Too many of our members were losing their jobs because of personal problems.
As a progressive Union, we are providing an EAP to our membership because we care about them and because it is good business. Just as all of us occasionally suffer from some physical illness or disability, all people experience personal or emotional difficulties some time in their lives. Sometimes these problems become too much for us to handle and they affect our personal happiness, our family relations, our performance at work and even our health.
|Counselling Reimbursement PlanIt has always been within our mission to deal compassionately with our members. In time of need, it is important that national assistance beprovided to you and your family. This Counselling Reimbursement Plan will be available when you require outside help to resolve personal, family or work-related problems.The ClaimSecure insurance plan pays 50% of fees per visit, up to a maximum of $500.00 per person or $1,000.00 per family annually for the services of a qualified psychologist or provider as mentioned below.The IAMAW/AC–EAP Counselling Reimbursement Plan will now pay the other 50% of fees per visit, up to a maximum of $750.00 per person or $1,500.00 per family annually for the services of a qualified psychologist.In order to be qualified for coverage for counselling the provider must have one of the following accreditations:-R.S.W. (Registered social worker)
-M.S.W. (Masters in social work)
-Registered PsychologistThese standards for qualification are set by ClaimSecure.
Those who wish to obtain counselling without going through the EAP Program
should verify qualifications of your service provider with ClaimSecure at 1-888-982-7878.Procedure for submitting a claim:1. You pay the covered expenses. Be sure to ask for receipts.2. Verify that each receipt includes:
4. Obtain a Counselling Confidential Statement of Claim Form (EAP009)
You may obtain the EAP009 Form from various sources;
-online EAP009 (in pdf form)
Mail both signed and completed forms together with a COPY of your receipt(s), in the special
5. All claims should be submitted within the year during which the expenses were incurred.
6. You will receive 1 cheque from ClaimSecure for 50% coverage and 1 cheque from IAM Transportation District 140 covering the remaining 50% of the claim.
Printable copy of the Counselling Reimbursement Plan/Instructions (in pdf form)
If you have any questions, see an EAP Committee Member in the workplace or contact
Local number: 403-880-2589 or Toll free: 1-877-409-2323