Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
(Formerly Called LIFELINE)
Helping With Life’s Stresses
1-888-275-1205 (option 7)
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What is the Employee Assistance Program?
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a special service provided for State of Kansas benefits eligible employees and their dependents at no charge. The EAP provides information, short-term counseling, advice, and referrals from licensed professionals who understand the typical stresses we all face day in and day out.
In today’s fast-paced world, trying to manage work, home, family, and all the associated demands can sometimes be a real test. And occasionally, wouldn’t it be nice if there were an experienced, objective professional who could answer a confidential question or help with one of life’s concerns?
- How it Works
- Services Offered
- Teleclass Series – NEW for 2013!
- Helpful Documents & Resources
- EAP FAQs
Who Is Eligible to Use the EAP Program?
- The EAP is available to all active, benefits-eligible employees of the State of Kansas, their family members living in the same household or dependent children.
- All active, benefits-eligible employees of our Non State Employer Groups, their family members living in the same household or dependent children.
- Benefits-eligible employees who have been laid off/terminated are eligible to use the EAP for six months after layoff.
- Retirees and COBRA participants are not eligible to participate.
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My wife and I had been kind of spinning our wheels recently with our finances. We were never in any trouble. We just couldn’t seem to create a good spending plan, and start working toward our financial goals. We’d drop money in savings, but then have to turn around and withdraw a good chunk of it for living expenses.
I called the EAP and they put me in touch with a financial professional who specializes in realistic budgeting and spending plans. She spent the last four weeks helping us flesh out a realistic spending plan that helps us know where all our money goes and gain new perspective on our finances. There was no miracle or anything fancy, and it’s gonna take hard work and discipline to stick to it. But I now know, with relative certainty, what our family’s financial picture looks like from now through the end of 2011.
One other thing she helped us with is managing the timing differences of our paychecks. Especially those two months out of the year when we get that extra third paycheck.
Just wanted to share our experience with you, and show my appreciation for the EAP.