• Employee Assistance Program

    The New School offers employees and their household members EAP and work/life benefits through two organizations. Inquiries and services are provided through these programs at no cost to you and are completely confidential.

    Morneau Shepell

    The Morneau Shepell EAP offers support, guidance, and resources for:

    • Child care and elder care
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Financial and legal concerns
    • Emotional well-being
    • Alcohol and substance abuse
    • Relationship issues
    • Depression
    • Identify theft and fraud

    You may receive up to three face-to-face counseling sessions for each issue for which you need assistance.

    Work Life Services offer information and referrals for the following:

    • Child care and elder care
    • Care for the disabled
    • School and college planning (kindergarten through higher education)
    • Adoption
    • Everyday needs related to relocation, pet care, travel, home maintenance, entertaining and more

    You can contact Morneau Shepell at 888.293.6948, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also visit workhealthlife.com/standard3

    Ability Assist and Health Champion - The Hartford

    The Hartford's Ability Assist Counseling Services (offered by ComPsych) offers the following counseling services:

    • Emotional and work-life counseling for substance abuse, stress, relationship/marital conflicts, grief counseling, child/elder care referral services and more (up to three free sessions per incident)
    • Financial information and resources for managing a budget, retirement, tax questions, and saving for college
    • Legal support and resources for buying a home, establishing guardianship, power of attorney, divorce, and debt and bankruptcy
    • Support through all aspects of healthcare issues such as preparation for an upcoming doctor's visit, coordination with appropriate healthcare providers, and guidance on claims and billing questions

    You can contact The Hartford's Ability Assist program at 1-800-96-HELPS (1.800.964.3577). You can also visit guidanceresources.com to create your own username and password. As a first-time user, you'll be asked to provide the following information on the profile page: In the Company/Organization field, use HLF902. Then create your own username and password. Finally, in the Company Name field at the bottom of the personalization page, use ABILI.