MMC Benefits Handbook
Coordination with Medical Plan
You can have up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per issue through the Employee Assistance Program. If your counseling sessions go beyond five, your medical plan's mental health benefits might pay for some of your counseling costs. Before you begin sessions through the Employee Assistance Program, you might want to verify if your EAP counselor is in your medical plan's behavioral or mental health network. That way, if you need more than five visits, you will not have to select a new counselor or experience an interruption in service. Check with your medical plan to confirm if your provider participates in your plan's network, or if the care you are receiving is covered.
Keep in mind that each medical plan has its own limits on inpatient and outpatient care, including copayments, number of visits/days of coverage, and annual maximums, so you should check with your medical plan to determine how much of your outside referral care, if any, is covered.