Church Pension Group | Employee Assistance Program


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone.

To help address your emotional, physical, family, and legal needs, the Medical Trust offers the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to clergy and lay members of our medical plans, their covered dependents and any other household members. This benefit provides immediate help, referrals, and resources. The plan covers unlimited telephone consultations and up to 10 face-to-face counseling sessions per issue at no member cost.

The Cigna EAP is a confidential 24-hour service that can help you access the resources you need if you or a loved one wants someone to talk to. It is offered, at no charge to members, as part of the Medical Trust plans.

The trained professional EAP staff can provide:

  • 24/7 phone access for behavioral health issues
  • Referrals for in-person counseling
  • Legal consultations
  • Financial services and referrals
  • Tips for balancing work and family
  • Assistance finding child care and senior care

There are also online resources on such issues as:

  • Emotional well-being and life events
  • Family and care-giving
  • Health and wellness
  • Daily living
  • Disaster Resource Center

Accessing Your EAP Benefits

To access EAP services, call (866) 395-7794, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or sign in to (employer ID: Episcopal).

To learn more about EAP, download the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) brochure.

Also see 100 Reasons to Call the Employee Assistance Program.


The Cigna EAP now includes access to Talkspace® virtual behavioral health!

  • Connect with a licensed therapist or psychiatrist online, by video, or text using Talkspace, available for Cigna EAP members, ages 13 and up.
  • Visit or download the getting started flyer to learn how to access Talkspace virtual behavioral health.

Pastoral Support Network (PSN)

The Pastoral Support Network (PSN) offers counseling and support services with a particular sensitivity to the unique issues priests and their families may experience. If there's an issue for which you'd like assistance, you can talk with a PSN counselor over the phone or get a referral for a counseling professional in your area.

PSN is part of your EAP benefit and is completely confidential. Neither your congregation/employer nor the Medical Trust will be notified when you use the services.

PSN is offered at no cost and is available to all the family members in your household. For more information or to talk with a PSN specialist, call (866) 395-7794.

Wellness Webcasts

The EAP also offers interactive online seminars on a variety of topics related to wellness at home and in the workplace.

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