Stress can have a debilitating impact on your physical and mental health. WorkWell NYC understands the need to have tools and resources that supports employees and their families through challenging times. WorkWell NYC, in partnership with various City agencies, has coordinated a series of resources to provide wellness support, particularly in the areas of mental health awareness, stress management and substance misuse to employees and their families.
Employee Assistance Program
Robust and comprehensive mental health and substance misuse programs are available to City of New York employees, including free and confidential services through a network of Employee Assistance Programs. The NYC EAP provides services to the City of New York non-uniform Mayoral agencies, NYC Department of Corrections, New York City Housing Authority and NYC Health + Hospitals. Employees who are not covered by the NYC EAP can receive services from either their agency or union EAP. Accessing these services is completely confidential and information will not be given to your employer or affect your job status.
All health plans offered through the City provide extensive mental health and substance misuse coverage for both outpatient and inpatient treatment with very modest copays. All mental health benefits are provided at the same cost to the employee as the medical and hospital coverage in those plans.
|The table below details that coverage for the plans that cover most City employees.|
Mental Health/Substance Misuse
Mental Health/Substance Misuse
|EmblemHealth/ CBP||$0 copay: Preferred Providers
$15 copay: Participating Providers
|$300 copay per admit and
$750 max copay per calendar year
$0 copay: Preferred Providers
$100 copay pay per continuous confinement
Tools and Fact Sheets
The NYC Employee Benefits Program and your Union are proud to announce the partnership between Weight Watchers and the City of New York. With the City’s program, employees have access to a subsidy reducing the cost of membership by more than 50% off the regular price. Benefit-eligible dependents (spouses, children 18-26) and retirees can enjoy discounted pricing. Spouses and dependents of retirees are not eligible for the discount. The dollar value of this contribution/benefit will be included as taxable income to the employee.
|Meetings (includes OnlinePlus)|
|Spouses/Domestic Partners/Dependents (over age 18)/Retirees||$30/Month|
|Spouses/Domestic Partners/Dependents (over age 18)/Retirees*||$14/Month|
*Spouses and dependents of retirees are not eligible for the discount.
|Before you begin:||View Registration Instructions for Employees|
|View Registration Instructions for Retirees|
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