7 January 2021Executive Appointments

MAXIS GBN selects ICAS World as a counselling support provider

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) has selected ICAS World, an employee assistance programme (EAP) platform, as a global provider of counselling support and assistance.

MAXIS GBN’s multinational clients will be able to choose to work with ICAS World, giving their employees access to counselling and work-life services, including legal and financial advice, wellness coaching and family care support. The service is available 365 days a year, via telephone, over the internet or face to face.

ICAS World is one of the third-party suppliers accessed through the MAXIS Global Wellness solution.

ICAS World was established in the UK in 1987 as a specialist psychological services business. It now has operations in over 43 in-country offices, covering 185 countries, 2,400 organisations and 6.5 million people.

Andrew Davies, chief executive officer at ICAS World, said: “Our programme enables employees and their families to access a vast range of support, whether it is emotional or financial, and at any time of day. The support is provided by locally registered professional clinicians who form a global team of experts, meaning that clients of MAXIS GBN are able to offer the same high quality EAP to their employees all over the world.”

Leena Johns, head of health and wellness at MAXIS GBN, said the pandemic has created a lot of pressure and instability for both employers and employees. “Programmes that offer support in the form of counselling, emotional guidance and life management advice have never been more important or more necessary,” she added.