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Ease Your Mind

Increase benefits and save on health insurance with an EAP.

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This story appears in the August 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

One of your employees is going through a divorce, and the related stress and anxiety are creating a negative impact on his performance. Another is experiencing problems with her child-care provider, making her frequently late or absent. Still another employee is trying to cope with an out-of-control teenager, spending hours of each workday either on the phone or talking with other employees about the situation.

It would be great if employees could just leave their personal problems at home, get to work on time and do what's expected of them-but because that's not likely to ever be a reality, you need to look for ways to help. One of the most efficient and affordable options is the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).

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