United States Coast Guard Selects ValueOptions® to Provide Employee Assistance Program Services

EAP Serves 60,000 US Coast Guard Active Duty and Reserve Service Members, Civilian Employees and Their Families

Apr 25, 2012, 17:22 ET from ValueOptions

NORFOLK, Va., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions®, a health improvement company that specializes in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced that the United States Coast Guard selected the company, a Federal Prime Contractor, to deliver expanded Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to 60,000 US Coast Guard active duty and reserve service members, civilian employees and their families. The contract term is for one year with four one-year option periods.

"Members of our armed forces and their families have behavioral health needs very different from the members of other types of employer organizations," said Kerry Mooney, President of ValueOptions Federal Division. "For many years, ValueOptions has served members of our armed forces and their family members with pride and dedication. We will leverage our organizational knowledge and expertise to deliver superior service to 'The Coast Guard Family'. They deserve nothing less."

As part of the contract, ValueOptions will provide a fully integrated EAP consisting of non-medical counseling in a variety of subject areas including Situation/Problem-Solving, Supervisory Consultation Services, Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment Monitoring, Financial Counseling, Tax Consultation, Education/Career/Employment Counseling, Deployment-related Counseling/Consultation, Critical Incident Stress Management-related services, Legal Counseling, and Health and Wellness Coaching. ValueOptions will serve Coast Guard EAP members from the company's Chesapeake, Virginia service center.

"ValueOptions has a long history of serving our nation's military members and their families, so we are very proud to have the opportunity to support the Coast Guard in the years to come," adds Heyward Donigan, ValueOptions Chief Executive Officer. "These service men and women, their civilian counterparts, as well as their families, make sacrifices every day to save lives, enforce our laws and protect our freedom. For ValueOptions, it is an honor to serve those who serve."

About The United States Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship.

About ValueOptions

ValueOptions® is a health improvement company that serves more than 32 million individuals. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our health care system faces today. A national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness, ValueOptions helps people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. With offices nationwide and a network of more than 127,000 provider locations, ValueOptions helps people take important steps in the right direction. We help them live their lives to the fullest potential. Visit www.valueoptions.com for more information.

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