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Award winning app allows employees and family members to book support services on a mobile device

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Award winning app allows employees and family members to book support services on a mobile device

13:45 EDT Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New version of My EAP broadens EFAP support access

TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell is pleased to announce the newest version of its My EAP app, which provides fast and easy access to support through interactive tools. The new version includes the company's Online Access service that allows employees and their family members to book Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) support services securely and confidentially on their mobile device - anytime and anywhere.

"This service is unique to our industry and totally changes the landscape of EFAP support access," said Barb Veder, Vice President, Clinical Services and Research Lead, Morneau Shepell. "Our clients can book confidential support services with the utmost of convenience and ease of access - without jeopardizing privacy."

My EAP is available worldwide and is free to download. Features include:

  • Immediate and secure EFAP service booking through Online Access;
  • Instant and private connection with a professional counsellor via online chat technology with First Chat;
  • App sharing on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, and also email.

"Every month, we have more and more people reaching out for support via our app. This trend reinforces our commitment to provide our clients with a variety of channels to access support, especially in this digital age," said Rita Fridella, Senior Vice President Operations and Chief Clinician, Morneau Shepell.

Morneau Shepell recently received the Innovative Practices Award by the Council on Accreditation (COA) in recognition of My EAP as a new and forward-thinking tool that raises the quality of services provided and uniquely meets the needs of client populations. My EAP was also named Innovation of Year in 2012 by the Employee Assistance European Forum.

My EAP is free to download on Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad; BlackBerry's Bold, Curve, and Torch models; and Android devices. Download it now at morneaushepell.com/myeap.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, as well as the largest administrator of pension and benefits plans. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 8,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With approximately 3,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE: Morneau Shepell Ltd.

For further information:

Cathren Ronberg
Director, Corporate Communications
416-355-5632
cronberg@morneaushepell.com

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