Mental Health – The Other Annual Checkup

Hopefully everyone knows that you should go to the doctor, dentist and optometrist every year for checkups, but what about a checkup for your mind?

Everyone deals with tough times, but even happy events like a new job, a marriage, or a new baby can add stress. That is when taking an hour for a session, or two, or three, with a counselor might help you navigate new or persistent challenges in your life and increase your overall well-being.

The State’s Group Insurance Program provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all benefit eligible employees and their dependents regardless of their enrollment in any other program. The provision for this benefit is detailed in each of the medical plan contracts posted on the Medical page of the OGI website.

There are several ways to access the GuidanceResources(R) information and programs.

Visit the Counseling page of the OGI website for program and contact information

Download the Guidance Resources mobile app

Mental Health – Your 4th Annual Checkup

You should go to the doctor, dentist and optometrist every year for checkups, but what about a checkup for your mind?

Everyone deals with tough times, but even happy events like a new job, a marriage, or a new baby can add stress. That is when taking an hour for a session, or two, or three, with a counselor, might help you navigate new or persistent challenges in your life and increase your overall well-being.

The state’s group insurance program provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all benefit eligible employees regardless of their enrollment in any other program. The provision for this benefit is detailed in each of the medical plan contracts posted on the Medical page.

There are several ways to access the GuidanceResources(R) information and programs.

Visit the Counseling page of the OGI website for program and contact information

Download the Guidance Resources mobile app

 

Questions? Contact the Office of Group Insurance in person, by telephone or email.

Do You Know Your EAP?

We all handle stress, anxiety, grief, surprises, home conflicts in different ways and an Employee Assistance Program or EAP can provide valuable tools to help any individual navigate those situations in a healthy and productive way.ComPysch logo

An EAP benefit is included in each of the State’s medical plans and designed to nurture a culture that supports an individual’s ability to care of themselves while balancing work, kids, parents, finances, etc. Benefit eligible employees and their dependents may each receive 1 to 5 visits per person per plan year with no copayment required.

here is how you can get started:

Computer Icon Watch the brief video tutorial on the Counseling page of the OGI website to learn more about how an EAP works.

Red Arrow Bookmark ComPsych’s GuidanceResources® in your favorite browser and create a login that is unique to you.

nurse icon Use the “Ask a Guidance Consultant” feature on the GuidanceResources® homepage to receive answers to non-emergency emotional health questions.

Phone Icon Call 877.427.2327 to speak with a counseling professional who can guide you to the appropriate services.

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Keep an eye out for the new posters in your office and pick up an informational wallet card from your human resource office or request a card from the Office of Group Insurance.

By caring for ourselves, we can be at our best while we are at work and in other areas of our lives.

Blue Cross of Idaho contracts with ComPysch’s GuidanceResources® Worldwide to provide the EAP benefit.