The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports: "all of the published studies indicate that EAPs are cost-effective."1
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that for every dollar invested in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), employers generally save anywhere from $5 to $16.2
A number of studies on specific corporate EAP programs have reported a positive ROI, ranging from $1.49 to $13 per dollar spent on the program.
|Employee Assistance Programs
|Chevron Corporation3||$14.00 : $1.00|
|General Motors4||$3.00 : $1.00|
|L.A. Dept. of Water and Power5||$3.00 : $1.00|
|McDonnell Douglas6||$4.00 : $1.00|
|United Airlines4||$16.95 : $1.00|
1 Blum T. C., & Roman, P.M. Cost-Effectiveness and Preventive Implications of Employee Assistance Programs. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1995
2 U.S. Department of Labor, What Works: Workplaces without Drugs. (1990), p.17
3 Collins, Kenneth R. "Cost/Benefit Analysis Shows EAP's Value to Employer" EAP Association Exchange, Nov/Dec 1998
4 ASIS O.P. Nortion Information Resources Center, Substance Abuse: A Guide to Workplace Issues, August 1990, p.23
5 Amaral & Phelps, 1996, EAPA Conference.
6 Alexander and Alexander Consulting Group, 1985-1989