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EAP Reminder on Holiday Stress

Posted 12/18/2018
Submitted by Jen Conley
Category: Campus Announcements

The holiday season is upon us and it can mean much more than parties and presents for some people. The reality of the holidays may not be anything like its popular image.  The hectic schedule of shopping and family gatherings mixed with high expectations that all must be jolly can lead to holiday stress.  If this stress begins to interfere with activities of daily living, did you know that you have someone to call for help? 

The Office of Human Resources Development (HRD) would like to remind you that the University of Hartford offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to meet the needs of all regular full-time and regular part-time faculty and staff as well as family members residing in their household. The Lexington Group, Inc. administers this benefit. 

What is an EAP? 

The University’s EAP benefit provides up to six (6) free counseling sessions per presenting issue per year for our employees and family members residing in your home. This service is provided by a licensed counselor for virtually any short-term personal problem including, but not limited to, emotional difficulties, marital or relationship problems, grief or loss, elder care, substance abuse or effective parenting solutions. 

The Lexington Group, Inc. 

The Lexington Group, Inc., an international Employee Assistance Program headquartered in Connecticut, is dedicated to serving employees and their families with fairness, dignity and respect while assisting them in addressing and resolving their personal concerns. 

The decision to contact the EAP is completely voluntary and confidential. 

Clinical Services 

  • 24-hour Intake and Crisis Management

  • Evaluation, and Short-Term Problem Resolution Counseling

  • LifeCare Referral Services for Elder Care, Child Care, Financial and Legal 

How do I access the EAP? 

Assistance is available around-the-clock by calling 1-800-676-HELP (4357). You may also request clinical services online directly from the EAP website,   This site provides several useful resources and links. The password to access this feature is “UnivHartford”. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of this benefit, please feel free to visit the HRD website at or contact your designated HR representative.