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Anthem Blue Cross Employee Assistance Program to Help Reduce Employee Absenteeism

Californians have access to face-to-face counseling with network providers

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Hospital Association, California had the highest workplace absenteeism at 2,761,000 lost work days per year due to hypertension, which is estimated to cost employers $522 million annually. Anthem Blue Cross' (Anthem) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides Californians with resources to help identify and resolve issues that they may face and that may impact workplace productivity.

Anthem's EAP provides confidential, professional assistance when an employee's life and work are affected by personal problems such as relationship, stress, legal or financial issues, career concerns, and anxiety or depression. According to the American Journal of Psychiatry, workplace absenteeism is twice as high for depressed workers compared with those without depressive symptoms.

Anthem's EAP provides employees with toll-free, 24/7 telephone consultations and referral services, face-to-face counseling, legal and financial consultation, child care and eldercare referrals, provider search, and an information library for employees and household members. Given the reduction of human resource staff in many organizations and the complexity of issues in the workplace, many human resource professionals are utilizing EAP on-site services. These services include supervisor/manager training, educational workshops, substance abuse policy consultation and recommendation, workplace trauma response and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) services.

It is not easy for employees to maintain peak performance while balancing the demands of their work and personal lives. Employees and their families will have access to an expansive Web site at , which includes thousands of articles and various interactive tools that may be able to help with life situations. "Occasionally, situations arise such as enduring a family crisis, caring for an elderly parent or dealing with a serious family illness that can become quite overwhelming," said Leslie A. Margolin, president and general manager of Anthem Blue Cross. "Whether the issues involve substance abuse, emotional conflicts, legal and financial issues or workplace trauma, Anthem EAP work/life services can help give employees and their families the support they need."

Contact with Anthem EAP is confidential and provided at no additional cost to employees and their household members. According to the Employee Assistance Professional Association, an EAP can lead to 33 percent less use of sick leave benefits, 65 percent lower incidence of workplace accidents and 30 percent reduction in workers' compensation.

"At Anthem Blue Cross, we bring an integrated approach to EAP, providing employers and employees with access to a full spectrum of quality behavioral health care programs," said Cheryl Noncarrow, president of Anthem Behavioral Health. "Companies using our EAP put convenient resources within their employees' reach, which helps to keep both the employee and the company healthy." Anthem Blue Cross has provided EAP services since 1984 and its EAP is available to groups with 51 or more employees.

In addition to competitive Health and EAP benefits, Anthem also offers access to Dental, Vision, Life and Disability. For more information on Anthem's EAP, visit

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