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EAP expands services for legal, financial wellness

The Employee Assistance Program recently expanded legal, financial, and life coaching services for Air Force civilians, including those at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Eligible personnel can now access free consultations for specific services. (Courtesy photo by Magellan Health)

The Employee Assistance Program recently expanded legal, financial, and life coaching services for Air Force civilians, including those at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Eligible personnel can now access free consultations for specific services. (Courtesy photo by Magellan Health)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Air Force civilian employees now have access to expanded financial, legal and lifestyle coaching services through the Employee Assistance Program.

Eligible personnel have free access to three 30-minute telephone consultations, per topic, per year with a financial coach and one free consult with an attorney per topic, per year with additional long-term options available for specific services.  

“People often have questions about money and legal matters, but don’t know who to call,” said Samarrah Clayman, Hanscom’s EAP coordinator. “It’s a relief to have these resources be so accessible.”

Legal services include estate planning, family law, document preparation and other standard legal services. Financial resources offer support for concerns such as debt and credit, spending and saving, maternity leave, large purchases, and caring for parents.

Additional resources include a financial assessment, interactive tools and the ability to schedule your consultations with a money coach.

EAP also now offers separate identity theft resolution services, with information and guidance from certified fraud resolution specialists.

Individuals can contact Air Force EAP at 866-580-9078, or visit www.AFPC.af.mil/EAP.

“This more-robust EAP support capability is for anyone who [currently qualifies for EAP] -- any Air Force civilian employee and their family members,” said Danna Plewe, Air Force EAP program manager. “Reserve and Guard civilians and their families are eligible for the benefit as well. One quick call can get you on your way to better financial health.”

In addition to these expanded services, Hanscom employees can find work-life benefit kits with information and tools for new babies, new pets, college saving and retirement plans.

Clayman said employees can also contact her directly at claymans@magellanhealth.com for additional information on the program.

“I’m here to help in any way I can, even if it’s just talking through the steps to get started,” she said.