Beyond Benefits: Employee Assistance Program

Beyond Benefits* EAP is a life event resource.  It is confidential and at no-cost for employees and their household members to use!  Whatever you need support with, you can contact Beyond Benefits and ask for assistance.  Beyond Benefits goes beyond your typical EAP by offering legal, financial, work-life, and mental health and wellness services and resources.  It is not limited to crisis or counseling support.  Your Beyond Benefits program provides consultations and resources whenever and wherever you need them.  Discover what Beyond Benefits has to offer you!

  • Phone 1-855-327-4722
  • Online: guidanceresources.com
    • Employees can register using organization web ID: OSUbeyond
  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Beyond Benefits EAP asks questions when employees call to affirm that they are a part of OSU and to collect demographic information. They do not share the names of employees who use the EAP services with OSU. OSU HR only receives quarterly data on the types of EAP services accessed and basic demographics. Employees can decline to provide demographic information as well and still receive services.

OSU employees and anyone who lives in the employee’s household with them can use the EAP services. Once employees are hired they can use the EAP to access resources as they transition to employment at OSU. (For example, employees may have signed their offer letters but are not working yet and need assistance with childcare options and moving/relocation resources). Employees can also use the EAP services after termination for an additional 30 days.

Employees that are eligible to use the EAP include:

  • Academic Faculty
  • Professional Faculty
  • Classified Staff
  • Graduate Assistants
  • Post-Doctoral Scholars

 (Includes part time and full time employees. Eligibility is not tied to PEBB eligibility.)

  • Are you interested in a confidential and no cost resource that can help you with whatever you are needing support with in life currently that is easy to access?
  • Are you planning a birthday party or family reunion and wondering about location options?
  • Are you relocating and need moving resources and travel planning assistance?
  • Are you planning a vacation? Are you looking for discounts at movie theaters, concerts, online shopping, hotels or theme parks?
  • Do you want health and wellness advice?
  • Do you need Medicare/Medicaid information?
  • Are you looking for assisted living, Home health, respite or skilled nurses for a family member? 
  • Do you need daycare resources or summer camp ideas for a special needs child?
  • Are you interested in adoption and are unsure where to start? 
  • Do you need marriage or family counseling support?
  • Do you need help understanding your rights and choices regarding a legal matter such as divorce, separation, custody, immigration, property law, tax laws, wills, trusts, healthcare choices or adoptions?
  • Do you need a Local referral for an in-person consultation with an attorney at a discounted rate?
  • Could you use financial advice on topics such as Budgeting, Debt, Credit, Tax issues, Retirement planning, College Savings, Real estate or Estate planning? 
  • Are you looking for pet parent resources?
  • Do you need help with resources for mental or emotional support?
  • Are you looking for individual counseling for adults or children?  First three sessions are free.

Upcoming:

  • The Sandwich Generation: Balancing Your Personal Life With the Needs of Your Older Parents or Loved Ones
    • Most of us reach a point in life when parents or elderly relatives begin to require more attention and time, and sometimes, our financial support as well. Caring for an older person can be complicated and few of us are trained for the many aspects of that care. Providing care for an elder is a very personal matter. No two situations are the same and there are no simple solutions. You can, though, benefit from following some practical suggestions. Balancing work, family and care-giving responsibilities can present some challenges.This workshop provides an overview of information to help the participant cope with their personal life while dealing with their elder’s needs.
    • When: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 4PM
    • Register here
  • Initiating Difficult Conversations
    • There are conversations in which the stakes are high: asking for a raise, ending a relationship, giving a critical performance review, confronting disrespectful behavior, apologizing or disagreeing within a group. This workshop is about developing the skills to initiate the conversations which most people find difficult, unpleasant and generally avoid. You will learn the practical skills involved in framing a problem without blame or defensiveness and how to keep the conversation productive.
    • When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10AM
    • Register here
  • The Build Back Better Act: What’s In It for You?
    • From Care.com: Join us as we discuss the proposed Federal investments in care and what they could mean for your family, short- and long-term. No politics, just clarity on why these investments would be groundbreaking and how they could make care for those you love more affordable.
    • When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 9AM PT
    • More information & registration
  • Developing Grit - Strategies for Success in Work and Life
    • Grit is mental toughness. Grit is the ability to persevere to achieve difficult long-term goals. Grit is strongly associated with success in personal and professional life. Grit involves several elements: passion and purpose, development of habits and coping with unpleasant emotions such as fear, discouragement or embarrassment. This course will examine the nature of grit and identify specific methods for developing it.
    • When: Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12PM
    • Register here
  • Making the Most of Family Occasions
    • If you are a parent you probably share an almost universal desire to make family occasions special for your children. You also may have to overcome certain obstacles in creating your own special experiences with your children such as finances, distance from family members, and the special circumstances created by divorce, step-parenting and blended families. Many parents work overtime only to find themselves frustrated by the experience and doubtful that the end result was particularly meaningful to their children.
    • When: Thursday, November 15, 2021 at 1PM
    • Register here
  • Giving Effective Feedback in Personal or Work Situations
    • Giving effective feedback is difficult. Most people avoid opportunities to give constructive feedback and give infrequent and often unhelpful positive feedback. This session addresses strategies on how to deliver effective feedback at work or at home. The training will offer multiple examples and provide participants with ample practice to learn how to give feedback that helps individuals improve performance.
    • When: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 10AM
    • Register here

Find these upcoming and previously recorded webinars here.

Questions? Contact Employee Benefits at employee.benefits@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2805.

             Highlighted Topics

       

    Vacation Planning

     

      

    Elder Care