The U.S. Department of Labor reports that for
every dollar invested in an EAP, employers realize a return on this
investment ranging from $ 5 to $ 16.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
reports that EAP's create a 75% reduction in inpatient alcohol and
substance abuse treatment costs, a 33% decline in utilization of
sickness benefits, a 65% decline in work-related accidents, a 30%
decline in workman's compensation claims, a 66% reduction in absenteeism
when alcohol abuse has been identified and treated.
Consider the proven savings data from a sampling of
organizations that have employee assistance programs.
- Firestone Tire & Rubber has estimated
that its EAP saves $ 1.7 million or $2,350 per person involved.
- Scoville Manufacturing noted that its EAP
created an annual cost savings of $186,550
- McDonnell-Douglas credited its EAP with a
44% reduction in missed days, a 81% reduction in attrition rates, a 14%
improvement in employee productivity and $7,300 on average less in filed
health care claims by those utilizing EAP services.
- General Motors found that the EAP has
resulted in a 40% decrease in lost time,
a 60% decrease in sickness and accident benefit, a 50% decline in filed
grievances, and a resulting $ 3.7 million savings in annual health care
- Warner reported an average savings of
$1,750 per employee in lowered workman's compensation costs.
- Oldsmobile noted that its health care costs
decreased overall by 29%, grievances by 78%, disciplinary problems by
63%, absenteeism due to inpatient treatment by 49%.