UMS values employees and provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit to help employees and families cope with challenging times.

The EAP is a free, voluntary and confidential service provided by Cigna. It provides employees, retirees and their household members with assessments, consultations and referrals to resources. The EAP is designed to assist you in dealing with a wide variety of personal concerns, such as:

  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Family/marital matters
  • Childcare & elder care issues
  • Financial/legal concerns
  • Violence and domestic violence

The UMS EAP Brochure describes the full range of services.

Free EAP Counseling Services:

EAP counseling services are provided for up to six sessions. If a referral for additional services or treatment is necessary, EAP counselors will help employees locate services that are convenient, appropriate, and affordable. Counselors are licensed healthcare professionals including psychologists, clinical social workers,  and marriage and family therapists.

EAP appointments may be made outside of or during work hours. Most supervisors allow employees to use EAP services during work time. For confidentiality purposes, you may treat your EAP appointment as a medical appointment. You should use accrued disability/sick leave for EAP appointments during work hours.

For more information on your Employee Assistance Program, please refer to the UMS Wellness Site.

Contact CIGNA EAP:

Phone: 1-877-622-4327


Wellness Webcast

Please visit to register.

For Managers:

Managers may call into EAP and request a Manager’s consult for more information and details about what is available. For more information, please visit, or see Cigna's "Manager's Guide to EAP" here!

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