TITLE

EAPs and wellness programs converge

AUTHOR(S)
ORTMAN, JOHN
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Employee Benefit Adviser;Feb2011, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the increasing use of employee assistance programs (EAPs) by U.S. employers to fund health and wellness benefits as of February 2011. According to EAP provider Ceridian's Dorothea Allen, the trend is towards the merger of EAPs and wellness programs. It cites the Patient Protection and Affordable Act as one factor that increased the interest of media to preventative care and wellness.
ACCESSION #
58653881

 

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