Yes, they are considered an eligible dependent and are able to utilize the EAP/Behavioral Health Program. They can receive up to five sessions per separate occurrence, for free, at no cost to the individual.
Who is eligible for EAP services?
State and Higher Education: EAP services are available to all benefits eligible employees and their eligible family members, even if they are not enrolled in medical insurance.
Local Education, Local Government, COBRA and Retirees: EAP services are available to those enrolled in medical insurance as well as benefits eligible (not necessarily enrolled) dependents of employees who are enrolled in medical insurance.
*Behavioral Health benefits are only available to those enrolled in medical insurance.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to support employees and their family members with resources to benefit personal and professional related matters. You can also access EAP through a virtual visit.
The employee and each dependent does have to be preauthorized in order to use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and may do so by contacting a representative with Optum at 855-437-3486 or accessing the website at here4tn.com
Resources include but are not limited to:
-Active Lifestyle, Career & Workplace, Caregiving, Military and Veterans, Parenting, Pets, Relationships, School & Education, Well-Being
-Mental Health, Physical Health, Recovery & Resiliency, Substance Use Disorder/Addiction
-Budgeting, Credit & Debt, Estate Planning, Financial Fitness, Identity Theft, Insurance, Legal, Money Saving & Investing, Retirement Planning
-Abuse, Addiction, Disaster Planning & Recover, Financial Relief, Coping Mental Health Crisis, Hospitalization, Housing, Suicide Prevention