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Aetna International Enhances International Private Medical Insurance Plans With Employee Assistance Programme

Aetna International Enhances International Private Medical Insurance Plans With Employee Assistance Programme

As part of its ongoing commitment to total employee health and well-being, Aetna International (www.aetnainternational.com) announced today that its employee assistance programme will now become a standard benefit across the majority of its international healthcare plans. 

“Emotional health is a large factor in overall health,” said David Healy, general manager for Aetna International in Europe. “For expats, emotional health can become a pressing concern because of the additional challenges of working outside one’s home country. Without treatment, mental health concerns can affect job performance as well as contribute to workplace accidents, and increase staff turnover and absenteeism.”

Delivered by vendor partner, Work Place Options, Aetna International’s employee assistance programme is designed to help employees stay productive by more easily managing the demands of work, family and finances whilst on overseas assignments.

Members can access confidential counselling from behavioural health experts in over 200 countries around the world. Support areas include: improving family communication, harmony between work and home life, managing life changes, handling stress, surviving the loss of a loved one, managing anxiety and depression, [dealing with workplace?] bullying and managing workplace pressure.

The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year in multiple languages and is accessible worldwide by phone, email or the web. Aetna International members can receive up to five sessions of counselling per issue per year either online, via the telephone or in person, depending on their plan level.

David Healy, general manager, commented: “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.”

 

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