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Most clients seen at Mass Bay Counseling of Quincy utilize their health plan and/or their employer’s Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) when they are available. In addition to covering costs, Health Plans now play a major role in assisting their members in identifying appropriate services for you and your family. This is done exclusively through the Health Plan websites which lists all contracted providers, their areas of expertise and their locations. Most Health Plans require copayment which range from $10.00 to $50.00. The amount is usually the same as you pay your Primary Care Physician. Some plans also have deductibles that range from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00 per calendar year with some family deductibles running higher. Many employers that offer Health Plans with deductibles also offer their employees and family members Flexible Spending Accounts of up to $3,000.00 to help them pay “out-of-pocket” expenses with pretax dollars. This is typically in the form of a Debit Card.
EAPs also play a significant role in directing clients to appropriate service providers and will typically cover the costs from three to eight sessions. EAPs do not require copayments. Most often, clients are allowed to continue with the same clinician by switching to their Health Plan.
Mass Bay Counseling of Quincy has affiliate agreements with the following EAPs:
- All One Health
- Braintree Electric Light Plant EAP
- Ceridian – Life Works
- Concern EAP
- Corporate Family Network
- EAP Network
- E4 Health
- Employee Services, Inc.
- First Advantage EAP
- Horizons EAP
- Modern Assistance Program
- New Directions Behavioral Health Care
- Value Options EAP
- Working Solutions
If your company has an EAP not listed above, please let us know and we will be happy to contact them about becoming affiliates so that you can access this benefit.
Most clients utilize their EAP benefits voluntarily with complete confidentiality, but EAPs also provide services to troubled employees and have the power to mandate services for them. In these cases, the client has to sign a release of information so that their participation may be verified. The goal is always to assist clients and help them retain their jobs.
New clients would be well served by investigating their employers’ full range of benefits before making an initial appointment. This can be done through studying your Benefit Booklet or talking with Human Resources personnel. Understanding the estimated cost of treatment is essential to sound treatment planning and budgeting.