Fear, worry, and stress are normal responses at times when we are faced with uncertainty or the unknown. So, it is normal and understandable that people are experiencing anxiety about the COVID‑19 pandemic.
Added to the fear of contracting the virus in a pandemic are the significant changes to our daily lives as our movements are restricted. Faced with new realities such as working from home, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with others, it is important that we look after our mental, as well as our physical, health.
Your Pearson benefits offer a variety of ways to get the emotional help you need to deal with stress, both pre- and post-pandemic.
A. The Employee Assistance Program
If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief, domestic violence, substance abuse or relationship issues, Cigna’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is ready to help.
Through the EAP you, and family members who live with you, have access to unlimited phone counseling and up to five face-to-face or video-based counseling sessions per issue per year.
To reach Cigna EAP by phone, call 1.800.593.4138 (employer id is pearson). To arrange a video session, click here for instructions.
On-demand EAP Webinars
The EAP also has a large library of on-demand webcasts that cover a range of topics from Resiliency, Coping with Pandemic Fatigue, Coping with the Impact of Racial Injustice, Living with Grief and more. Click here to access the library of webcasts.
Through its partnership with LifeCare, Pearson employees have a team of experts standing by to help with whatever you’re facing. Specialists are highly trained in their fields so you don’t have to be. They can assist you in everything from family to finances, house & home, to wellness, and more!
Given the current challenges of remote and hybrid schedules for work and school, Back-up Care Connection may be able to provide support to care for your children on days when you can’t be home or your usual caregiver is suddenly unavailable. The program, offered through LifeCare, can secure temporary child (as well as senior care) when your regular care plans are disrupted and provides help in these ways.
- Support for planned and emergency child and adult care needs
- Access to a network of highly credentialed providers
- Small copay for up to 20 visits per year
- 24/7 support from specialists
Visit the LifeCare website for additional information about all of the ways this benefit can be of help to you or call 1-800-450-7071 (or TDD/TTY 800-873-1322.
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- Gympass also offers employees (and up to 5 family members) access to fitness facilities within their membership tier in any Gympass city or country.
- Members can receive up to 8 30-minute personal training sessions per month.
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