We are entering an interesting era in benefits with some group plan designs cemented in place through negotiated arrangements, and employers struggling to offer more for less. Few benefits address employees’ needs proactively, with the exception of a few. Most noteworthy is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Employee’s benefit with resources through a professional organization providing assistance when they need it, 24/7, in the way they choose to access it: online, telephone, or in person. The cost for such a program is small, especially when you consider the financial payback in fewer absence days and healthier employees. An Employee Assistance Program can be one of those few benefits that will give you back more than you will pay for it.