MyLife Services: New Benefit for Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Families

June 08, 2016

Dear MIT Community Members,

I am pleased to let you know about a new benefit that reflects the Institute's commitment to the well-being of our faculty, staff, postdoc associates and fellows – and our families.

MyLife Services is a free, confidential, 24/7 counseling, consultation, and work-life referral service provided by KGA, Inc., a trusted external provider of employee assistance programs. You can now access a network of experts who can help with the challenges of life and work, such as:

  •  Financial planning, debt management, and legal issues
  • Personal and work relationships
  • Sleep and nutrition
  • Stress, anxiety, depression, and other emotional concerns
  • Child and elder care

 

 In addition, we know from our peers that this type of comprehensive resource can have a positive impact on our work environment. For example, supervisors and managers can reach out to MyLife Services to manage their own stress; consult on employee concerns; and access resources to respond to critical incidents and crises.

I encourage you to learn more about MyLife Services by calling 1-844-405-LIFE (1-844-405-5433) or going online. You will hear more about MyLife Services later in the summer and early fall, and a postcard with additional details will be in your campus mailbox in the coming days. For more information or to provide feedback, please contact the MIT Work-Life Center.

Finally, as the Executive Sponsor, I would like to thank the members of the MIT Employee Assistance Program Advisory Committee for their commitment, guidance, and enthusiasm in launching this critical new benefit for the MIT community. 

Best,

Lorraine A. Goffe-Rush
VP for Human Resources