Teamsters Joint Council No. 83 of Virginia

Health & Welfare and Pension Funds

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Are you suffering from drug addiction, alcohol abuse, marital problems or legal issues and need professional help? Maybe you could use some counseling regarding financial problems or work-related stress. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you through whatever you may be dealing with.

EAP is available to you and your household members at no extra cost. This program is designed is to help you cope with everday issues and is available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Who provides my EAP?

Depending on who you work for, you may have an EAP provided by your employer. If your provider does not provide an EAP, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield does. You can easily determine this information by consulting your medical identification card. On the back of the card on the right hand side, if you see the letters "EAP" along with phone number, your EAP is provided by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. If you do not see that listed, your EAP is provided by your employer, in which case, you will need to contact your employer's Human Resources department to get information regarding EAP.

If my EAP is provided by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, how do I contact them?

If your EAP is provided by Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield, you can contact them by calling 1-800-346-5484.

What kind of issues can EAP help me with?

Your EAP can counsel you on a number of different issues. Listed below are some common problems:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Family matters
  • Grief and loss
  • Financial problems
  • Divorce
  • Work related stress
  • Child and elder care

If you find that you need continued care after using the free counseling sessions provided to you, your Plan covers this benefit as well. Consult your Schedule of Benefits for specific benefit information.

If I contact my EAP, is my privacy protected?

As always, your privacy is our first priority. Any information you provide to your EAP is strictly confidential. No one will know you've contacted EAP unless you provide written permission.