The Anne Arundel County Government has renewed a three year contract with
Provident Insurance to insure that the Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs are taken
care of if they need help.
A new benefit with this policy is the First Responder Assistance Program. This program is administered by Bensinger, DuPont & Associates (BDA), of the leading Employee Assistance Program providers in the nation. BDA, a clinically focused innovator of EAP and wellness services, developed this customized program with Provident to meet the unique health and wellness needs of firefighters and other emergency service personnel.
The First Responder Assistance Program offers a stress management program that includes up to five telephone coaching sessions provided by a Masters degreed counselors who identify stress triggers, teach coping techniques, and develop an ongoing stress management plan. The program can also provide quarterly stress management webinars for additional guidance.