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Real support for real life.

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here to help you find solutions to life’s everyday challenges.

Sometimes, a little help makes a big difference.

Whether it’s locating a peanut-free preschool, getting legal advice on a speeding ticket or managing workplace stress, our EAP will help you get the support you need to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Connect with EAP on the phone or through live chat today.

YOU matter

Self-care is essential. By giving to yourself, you enhance your overall well-being and become better able to cope with day-to-day concerns. By caring for yourself, you have more to give to others.

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Make the most of your benefits.

If offered by your employer, our EAP is available to anyone in your household — at no cost to you — and it’s always confidential.

The “Sometimes I need to hit pause” program.


Emotional Health

Get referrals to dedicated, licensed counselors. Connect by phone, in virtual sessions or face-to-face for support on a range of topics, such as:

  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Management of anxiety, depression and stress

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The “What can I do for my latchkey kid when I return to the office?” program.


Home Life Referrals

Our EAP is here to help with issues that impact your work-life balance, including:

  • Child care
  • Eldercare
  • Back to school resources
  • Home repairs
  • Moving
  • Pet care

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The “I need to talk to an expert” program.


Financial and Legal Assistance1

Whether you need budgeting strategies or will preparation, EAP can connect you with professional assistance for issues like:

  • Debt consolidation
  • Student loan repayment
  • Identity theft
  • Family law
  • Tenant rights
  • Power of attorney and living wills

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The “How can I adapt to my new hybrid work schedule?” program.


Job and Career Support

From changing job titles to changing career paths, connect with EAP for resources and referrals in areas including:

  • Work-related stress
  • Navigating new work arrangements
  • Time management
  • Professional development

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95% of participants

say our EAP has helped them better manage their stress.2
Connect with EAP for the support you need.

EAP can help you prioritize your own self-care

YOU matter. When you make your own well-being a priority, you will become better able to cope with the day-to-day concerns, become more available to others and best of all, experience a heightened sense of well-being.

  1. Take a 10-minute microbreak.
    Microbreaks can help you re-energize. It can be as easy as looking out the window at a pleasing landscape, walking to the breakroom and back, doing simple stretches at your desk, or stepping outside for fresh air.
  3. Listen to music.
    Much has been studied about the positive effects of listening to music. Music can boost your mood, help reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, stimulate mental focus – and even lower blood pressure. Perhaps for a microbreak, you use your earbuds to listen to a short playlist of favorite feel-good songs. Before bedtime, you could listen to music that is soothing.
  5. End (or start) your day with gratitude by identifying three good things – big or small.
    Be intentional and incorporate gratitude into your daily life. Whether you keep a daily journal to note three things that make you grateful, say it out loud in the shower, or make it part of your family’s dinnertime traditions, this habit spotlights the positives in your life.
  7. Play with your pet.
    Nearly 70% of American households have pets; it is no surprise to those families that pets are beneficial to one’s well-being. Get outside for a walk or game of fetch…play with a tug toy or feather wand… enjoy some cuddles.
  9. Smile.
    Did you know smiling can be a choice? It doesn’t always have to be a reaction to something pleasant or amusing. The act of smiling triggers the release of mood boosters in your brain, whether it is a genuine smile or a fake one. Moreover, smiling is contagious and helps with social connections. Think about how you feel with someone who makes you smile.
  11. Connect with nature.
    There are benefits to time spent in the green (and blue) spaces of our lives; examples include reduced stress, improved mood, better attention and greater concentration. Spend time in a local park, hike a trail, go camping, garden, enjoy time at the beach… there are options in your area that can fit your lifestyle and become part of your routine.
  13. Seek out what makes you laugh.
    Yes, it’s true – laughter is good for you! When you laugh, there’s immediate positive effects happening mentally and physically. Long-term, laughter can strengthen your immune system, ease pain, and help you feel less stressed and happier.
  15. Do something creative.
    Dance, paint, doodle, write, make music, knit, sew, craft… Be it a longtime hobby, or something new, you don’t need to be the best – just do you. Being creative allows you to express yourself – with clear benefits to brain functioning, as well as emotional and physical well-being.
  17. Listen to a podcast or read a book.
    Of the countless options, find what feeds or frees your mind and spirit. Ask friends and family for recommendations. Browse the library shelves or look online. Add a podcast or audiobook to your commute and you’ll find yourself looking forward to the next installment.
  19. Give yourself permission to say no.
    It’s not easy but saying no when it’s necessary is another way to prioritize self-care. You have limited time and resources and it is important to avoid burnout. It takes practice; the linked article offers some strategies.

Additional resources

Even if your employer doesn't offer EAP, you can view our Health and Wellness resources for information on a range of topics. If you or someone you know needs assistance, the following resources are also available.


Cigna Disaster Resource Center

When tragedy strikes, find helpful resources.


Suicide Awareness and Prevention Resources

For immediate life-saving support 24/7 call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988 (call, text or chat).

1 Legal consultations related to employment matters are not available under this program.
2 2022 Cigna Satisfaction Survey, Employee Assistance Program Evaluation, 2023. Results are gathered throughout the year on a statistically significant sample of national and regional clients who utilized EAP services within that year.

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available if purchased by your employer. If you are not yet registered on myCigna.com and have EAP Only coverage, you will need to complete the initial registration using your Employer ID, which is included on program collateral. The Employer ID is also available by calling the designated employer EAP phone number.