Aetna International announced that it is integrating an employee assistance benefit into the majority of its international healthcare plans.
Members can seek up to five sessions of counselling per issue per year either online, via the telephone or in person, depending on their plan level. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year in multiple languages.
The behavioural health experts in over 200 countries provide support on a variety of relationship and emotional issues. Delivered by vendor partner, Work Place Options, the service aims to help assignees overseas stay productive by managing the demands of work, family and finances.
“By introducing EAP as a standard service across the majority of our international healthcare plans, employers avoid the need to provide this as a separate benefit to their overseas staff,” said David Healy, General Manager of Aetna International, Europe.