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Health & Wellbeing

Self-stewardship is essential for a successful program year. Below, you will find some resources to support your health and wellbeing. Your program coordinators are also here to support you throughout your term, so please do not hesitate to reach out! 

ALTRES Benefits

If enrolled in ALTRES' health insurance, your coverage will start the month after you make the eligible hours for health coverage. Assuming you work 4 straight weeks of 20+ hours a week, you will be eligible in the first week of the next month. That coverage should begin automatically once you are eligible with no action needed on your part. No matter your health insurance status, you will always be eligible for workers compensation.


ALTRES Benefit: GuidanceResources by ComPsych®

GuidanceResources is a free, confidential counseling service for employees and their eligible family members who may be experiencing personal or workplace challenges. Available 24 hours a day, the program is designed to help employees handle personal problems that may have a negative impact on their work performance, health, and well-being. Employees and their families are eligible to receive up to three face-to-face visits, phone assessments, consultations, and free access to web resources regarding emotional, work-life, legal, financial, and family issues.


GuidanceResources provides professional support for a variety of issues including (but not limited to)

  • Relationships

  • Job pressures

  • Money management

  • Legal concerns

  • Dealing with grief, loss or disability

  • Retirement planning

  • Childcare, adult/elder care, even pet care.

To obtain benefits, simply call the toll-free number 1-877-847-3271 to talk to a counselor. The counselor will explain how the plan works if you have any questions. The best part is the services are free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

Note: All plan benefits are subject to possible exclusions and limitations.

EAP benefit flyer:

“Stay safe, remain aware, and remember that being in relationship with ʻāina is not only our kuleana but a privilege. We should be honored to experience Hawaiʻi in all of her wonder and glory, and not take advantage or for granted these opportunities”

- Tristyn, KAC '22-23 participant

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