The Law Society has negotiated an exclusive ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ (EAP) offer for law firms with Laya Healthcare. The offer is completely independent of the Law Society. Laya Healthcare deals directly with the individual firms, with invoicing managed directly by Laya Healthcare.
The offer is open to firms of all sizes at a rate exclusive to Law Society members only. For firms of up to 30 employees, a flat fee of €400 covers the annual term, with each subsequent employee charged at €7.50 per employee per year after this.
Typically, the annual fee from Laya Healthcare per firm would be €750 and €14.71 per employee after this.
This offer gives a 47% reduction in price, with 30 employees costing just €1.11 per employee per month to the firm.
The Laya Healthcare EAP service provides unlimited access for a firm’s employees and select family members to a freephone EAP service 24/7, 365 days a year.
It is a first-line response providing prevention, triage and short-term mental-health difficulty support and resolution services.
Employees can also access supports using an EAP portal, app, or live chat. EAP supports include up to six complimentary sessions of face-to-face counselling (six per issue), video or telephone counselling, financial assistance, legal assistance, mediation, coaching, and other supports, such as cancer and autism support.
Benefits of an EAP
- Supports employee mental health and wellbeing,
- Staff retention and talent attraction,
- Proven to improve employee efficiencies,
- Affordable for employers to implement,
- Helps businesses save money, and
- Encourages a positive work environment.
An EAP enables employees to address areas of distress in their lives. A recent report commissioned by Spectrum Life reveals that employees are 20 times more likely to report as healthy after receiving EAP support. It also revealed that EAPs contribute to a 91% decrease in severe psychological distress, an 82% decrease in moderately severe psychological distress, and a 71% decrease in moderate psychological distress.
Please fill out a form on the Law Society’s Professional Wellbeing Hub, available at www.lawsociety.ie/eapformembers/ to receive a bespoke proposal from Laya Healthcare for your firm. In addition, you are welcome to speak with one of Laya’s EAP consultants on how your firm can benefit from an EAP. All of the information submitted is confidential and received directly by Laya Healthcare.