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How to Connect with Working Women at Enrollment

During enrollment season, connect with female employees about the importance of choosing Disability and Life insurance. Many have inadequate coverage even though they have families depending on their income. Read more about how to help them fill these financial gaps.

View PDF
Infographic

The Costs of Lost Productivity

Employees working through medical conditions can affect your workforce’s overall productivity and bottom line. Find out how absenteeism and presenteeism could be impacting your organization.

View PDF
Case Study

Standing Up to Back Pain

Being a federal program coordinator requires traveling between schools, filling out paperwork and long nights at the office. Find out how the Workplace Possibilities program helped one employee when consistent back pain seemed like it would slow him down for good.

View PDF
Success Story

An Advocate for Treatment

The Workplace Possibilities℠ program can help coordinate benefits from other carriers. Learn how a Workplace Possibilities consultant developed a return-to-work plan using resources from another vendor to help with an employee’s mental health diagnosis.

View PDF
Success Story

Navigating a Return to Work After Cancer

A life-changing diagnosis doesn’t mean life can’t go on. See how the Workplace Possibilities℠ program helped one employer ease an employee back to work after treatment for cancer while keeping the focus on recovery.

View PDF
Success Story

Accommodating an Employee With a Serious Injury

After an afternoon bike ride took an unthinkable turn for one employee, his employer turned to Workplace Possibilities for help with an eventual return-to-work plan. Learn how the Workplace Possibilities consultant helped implement a solution that took an employee’s unique needs into consideration.

View PDF
White Paper

Best Practices for Administering Intermittent Leaves in the Workplace

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees who need to take time off work for family or medical-related absences, either for themselves or family members. Uncertainty regarding how to manage intermittent leave — an FMLA leave allotment — can create big headaches and potential compliance nightmares. Download our white paper to learn best practices for managing intermittent leaves and how offering and implementing employee accommodations may reduce instances of intermittent leave in your workplace.

View PDF
Infographic

The Ease of Navigating An Employee Disability Leave With The Workplace Possibilities℠ Program

Ever wondered how our Workplace Possibilities consultants help see an employee accommodation through from start to finish? Download this graphic to learn how they’ll partner with you to develop a plan, assist with your legal compliance efforts and help you keep valued employees at work, no matter what situation your employees are facing.

View PDF
Success Story

Three Employee Accommodation Successes

Successful employee accommodations require creative thinking. Read how three small businesses thought outside the box to find the right accommodations for their employees.

View PDF
Infographic

Five-tip Enrollment Refresher

Enrollment season is the perfect time to educate employees about the need for and benefits of life and disability insurance. Refresh your approach this year with these five tips.

View PDF
Infographic

The Disability Divide

Income is critical to most employees’ financial security, yet employees rarely think about how an illness or accident puts their income at risk. This infographic from the Council for Disability Awareness provides facts about the causes and odds of experiencing an income-interrupting disability.

View PDF
Infographic

Connecting with Millennials

The millennial generation is a tech-savvy group that may not understand the need for disability insurance protection. Connecting with this “invincible-minded” group is imperative when implementing an enrollment strategy for voluntary disability insurance.

View PDF
Infographic

Connecting with the Sandwiched Generation

The sandwiched generation is comprised of baby boomer and Generation X employees that may have financially dependent children and/or parents. This group can be spread thin, making them vulnerable to the risks disability insurance protects against.

View PDF
White Paper

Educate And Engage: Connecting With Millennials About The Importance of Disability Protection

Recent changes to the employee benefits landscape have many employers looking for ways to reallocate costs while still providing a strong benefits offering to attract and retain top talent.

View PDF
White Paper

Accommodate, Don’t Terminate: Best Employer Practices For ADAAA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) has broadened the definitions of disability. This white paper, from The Standard’s Alycia Bleeker and Sandy Johnson, identifies mistakes employers may be making regarding ADAAA compliance and how they can find ways to accommodate employees.

View PDF
Webinar

ADAAA: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) has broadened the definitions of disability. As a result, many leaves of absence need to be scrutinized more thoroughly for ADAAA compliance. If not properly handled, an employer could be exposed to a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for failing to accommodate a disabled employee. This webinar by Workplace PossibilitiesSM bloggers Alycia Bleeker and Sandy Johnson details five mistakes employers could make when complying with ADAAA regulations.

View Webinar
White Paper

Productivity Protection: A Disability And Wellness Resource Guide

Productivity Protection contains information on how disability insurance can help keep your company profitable and productive. Entrepreneurship expert Rieva Lesonsky provides tips on attracting and retaining top talent. Additional articles include making over workplace food choices, assisting employees through workplace accommodations and implementing workplace wellness programs.

View PDF
Webinar

Rethink the Future: The New Normal in Absence and Disability Management

Five generations will occupy the workforce by the year 2020. This will require a change in the relationship you have with your employees, as well as the benefits you offer. This webinar, from Workplace PossibilitiesSM guest blogger Alex Dumont, investigates four trends that could impact your workplace as a result of rising health care costs and reduced personal wealth.

View Webinar
White Paper

Productivity Insight #5: Short-Term Disability: The Window Of Opportunity

This fifth installment in Standard Insurance Company’s series on workplace productivity and its relationship to health, absence and disability focuses on short term disability (STD) and opportunities for health management interventions that can help employees return to work.

View PDF
White Paper

Disability Insurance Trends: The Impact Of The Economy And A Changing Workforce

As the U.S. economy emerges from the Great Recession, American employees face a long financial recovery. The hardships resulting from the drop in employment depleted 15 years of net worth from the middle class. This loss of personal wealth has manifested itself in a number of ways — and has had a major impact on employers as the demographic makeup and behaviors of their employees are changing.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #4: Behavioral Health And The Workplace: Productivity Costs And Solutions

Employers and their benefit advisors face a complex array of carriers and third-party administrators when attempting to choose absence and disability providers. In the past, these choices often hinged upon price alone. Recent research and surveys have demonstrated that employee absence and disability cost more than previously thought. The provider choice can ultimately have major implications for employee productivity as well as the employer’s bottom line.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #3: Understanding Presenteeism

There are a number of factors that can contribute to lost productivity in the workplace, but presenteeism is one of the most important and unfamiliar. The third installment of the Productivity Insight series focuses on health-related lost productivity and explores the effects of presenteeism — the decline in workplace productivity due to a medical condition — and how employers can address it.

View PDF
White Paper

A Prescription for Productivity

Everywhere you turn today, healthcare is making headlines. Whether it’s the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act or the ongoing skyrocketing costs associated with providing healthcare insurance to America’s employees, healthcare is center stage.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #2: Health-related Lost Productivity: The Full Cost of Absence

The indirect costs of employee absence can be difficult to track. But when productivity is lost, the bottom line is impacted. The second Productivity Insight explores the productivity loss caused by employees who are away from work for medical reasons, how to quantify that loss and how much a provider’s program can reduce productivity loss.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #1: Health-related Lost Productivity: Causes and Solutions

The rising cost of health care is on everyone’s mind these days. However, recent research has estimated that medical care and pharmaceutical costs make up only 30 percent of the total cost of poor employee health. What about the other 70 percent? Explore the costs of health-related lost productivity and help provide a picture to employers of the full cost of poor health.

View PDF
White Paper

The Future of Absence and Disability Management, Part 2: Continuing the Conversation

On-site consultants can play a key role in helping employers integrate early disability reporting and disability duration guidelines into return-to-work programs. To expand upon “The Future of Absence and Disability Management,” white paper, this piece addresses these two highly rated but underused health and productivity management practices employers can use to help improve employee health and productivity and to reduce employer costs.

View PDF
Webinar

Five generations. One workforce. New solutions.

The landscape of the future workforce is changing. In the year 2020, five generations will be in the workforce simultaneously, raising never-before-seen challenges for businesses. Hear strategies to help keep your employees productive, no matter what age bracket they fall into.

View Webinar
Webinar

Re-defining HR: Winning Strategies

Learn how HR leaders are adapting to new roles and opportunities, while leveraging their knowledge and innovative resources to move their workplaces into the future.

View Webinar
Case Study

Schwan Food Company

The Standard worked with Schwan Food Company to showcase the collaboration between Workplace PossibilitiesSM and the company’s benefits team.

View PDF
White Paper

The Future of Absence and Disability Management

Three major employee absence and productivity challenges are affecting employers. Learn how to address and solve these issues by integrating three key practices that can help change the way they manage absence and disability in the workplace.

View PDF
White Paper

Reworking Return-to-Work

HR professionals, employers and benefit consultants are discovering a unique, proactive approach to managing absence and disability in the workplace. Learn how The Standard’s Workplace PossibilitiesSM program keeps employees on the job and helps them return to work sooner. Find out how the program takes the burden off the HR manager by putting a vocational expert in the workplace.

View PDF

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White Paper

A Prescription for Productivity

Everywhere you turn today, healthcare is making headlines. Whether it’s the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act or the ongoing skyrocketing costs associated with providing healthcare insurance to America’s employees, healthcare is center stage.

View PDF
White Paper

Accommodate, Don’t Terminate: Best Employer Practices For ADAAA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) has broadened the definitions of disability. This white paper, from The Standard’s Alycia Bleeker and Sandy Johnson, identifies mistakes employers may be making regarding ADAAA compliance and how they can find ways to accommodate employees.

View PDF
Success Story

Accommodating an Employee With a Serious Injury

After an afternoon bike ride took an unthinkable turn for one employee, his employer turned to Workplace Possibilities for help with an eventual return-to-work plan. Learn how the Workplace Possibilities consultant helped implement a solution that took an employee’s unique needs into consideration.

View PDF
Webinar

ADAAA: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) has broadened the definitions of disability. As a result, many leaves of absence need to be scrutinized more thoroughly for ADAAA compliance. If not properly handled, an employer could be exposed to a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for failing to accommodate a disabled employee. This webinar by Workplace PossibilitiesSM bloggers Alycia Bleeker and Sandy Johnson details five mistakes employers could make when complying with ADAAA regulations.

View Webinar
Success Story

An Advocate for Treatment

The Workplace Possibilities℠ program can help coordinate benefits from other carriers. Learn how a Workplace Possibilities consultant developed a return-to-work plan using resources from another vendor to help with an employee’s mental health diagnosis.

View PDF
White Paper

Best Practices for Administering Intermittent Leaves in the Workplace

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees who need to take time off work for family or medical-related absences, either for themselves or family members. Uncertainty regarding how to manage intermittent leave — an FMLA leave allotment — can create big headaches and potential compliance nightmares. Download our white paper to learn best practices for managing intermittent leaves and how offering and implementing employee accommodations may reduce instances of intermittent leave in your workplace.

View PDF
Infographic

Connecting with Millennials

The millennial generation is a tech-savvy group that may not understand the need for disability insurance protection. Connecting with this “invincible-minded” group is imperative when implementing an enrollment strategy for voluntary disability insurance.

View PDF
Infographic

Connecting with the Sandwiched Generation

The sandwiched generation is comprised of baby boomer and Generation X employees that may have financially dependent children and/or parents. This group can be spread thin, making them vulnerable to the risks disability insurance protects against.

View PDF
White Paper

Disability Insurance Trends: The Impact Of The Economy And A Changing Workforce

As the U.S. economy emerges from the Great Recession, American employees face a long financial recovery. The hardships resulting from the drop in employment depleted 15 years of net worth from the middle class. This loss of personal wealth has manifested itself in a number of ways — and has had a major impact on employers as the demographic makeup and behaviors of their employees are changing.

View PDF
White Paper

Educate And Engage: Connecting With Millennials About The Importance of Disability Protection

Recent changes to the employee benefits landscape have many employers looking for ways to reallocate costs while still providing a strong benefits offering to attract and retain top talent.

View PDF
Webinar

Five generations. One workforce. New solutions.

The landscape of the future workforce is changing. In the year 2020, five generations will be in the workforce simultaneously, raising never-before-seen challenges for businesses. Hear strategies to help keep your employees productive, no matter what age bracket they fall into.

View Webinar
Infographic

Five-tip Enrollment Refresher

Enrollment season is the perfect time to educate employees about the need for and benefits of life and disability insurance. Refresh your approach this year with these five tips.

View PDF
Infographic

How to Connect with Working Women at Enrollment

During enrollment season, connect with female employees about the importance of choosing Disability and Life insurance. Many have inadequate coverage even though they have families depending on their income. Read more about how to help them fill these financial gaps.

View PDF
Success Story

Navigating a Return to Work After Cancer

A life-changing diagnosis doesn’t mean life can’t go on. See how the Workplace Possibilities℠ program helped one employer ease an employee back to work after treatment for cancer while keeping the focus on recovery.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #1: Health-related Lost Productivity: Causes and Solutions

The rising cost of health care is on everyone’s mind these days. However, recent research has estimated that medical care and pharmaceutical costs make up only 30 percent of the total cost of poor employee health. What about the other 70 percent? Explore the costs of health-related lost productivity and help provide a picture to employers of the full cost of poor health.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #2: Health-related Lost Productivity: The Full Cost of Absence

The indirect costs of employee absence can be difficult to track. But when productivity is lost, the bottom line is impacted. The second Productivity Insight explores the productivity loss caused by employees who are away from work for medical reasons, how to quantify that loss and how much a provider’s program can reduce productivity loss.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #3: Understanding Presenteeism

There are a number of factors that can contribute to lost productivity in the workplace, but presenteeism is one of the most important and unfamiliar. The third installment of the Productivity Insight series focuses on health-related lost productivity and explores the effects of presenteeism — the decline in workplace productivity due to a medical condition — and how employers can address it.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #4: Behavioral Health And The Workplace: Productivity Costs And Solutions

Employers and their benefit advisors face a complex array of carriers and third-party administrators when attempting to choose absence and disability providers. In the past, these choices often hinged upon price alone. Recent research and surveys have demonstrated that employee absence and disability cost more than previously thought. The provider choice can ultimately have major implications for employee productivity as well as the employer’s bottom line.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Insight #5: Short-Term Disability: The Window Of Opportunity

This fifth installment in Standard Insurance Company’s series on workplace productivity and its relationship to health, absence and disability focuses on short term disability (STD) and opportunities for health management interventions that can help employees return to work.

View PDF
White Paper

Productivity Protection: A Disability And Wellness Resource Guide

Productivity Protection contains information on how disability insurance can help keep your company profitable and productive. Entrepreneurship expert Rieva Lesonsky provides tips on attracting and retaining top talent. Additional articles include making over workplace food choices, assisting employees through workplace accommodations and implementing workplace wellness programs.

View PDF
Webinar

Re-defining HR: Winning Strategies

Learn how HR leaders are adapting to new roles and opportunities, while leveraging their knowledge and innovative resources to move their workplaces into the future.

View Webinar
Webinar

Rethink the Future: The New Normal in Absence and Disability Management

Five generations will occupy the workforce by the year 2020. This will require a change in the relationship you have with your employees, as well as the benefits you offer. This webinar, from Workplace PossibilitiesSM guest blogger Alex Dumont, investigates four trends that could impact your workplace as a result of rising health care costs and reduced personal wealth.

View Webinar
White Paper

Reworking Return-to-Work

HR professionals, employers and benefit consultants are discovering a unique, proactive approach to managing absence and disability in the workplace. Learn how The Standard’s Workplace PossibilitiesSM program keeps employees on the job and helps them return to work sooner. Find out how the program takes the burden off the HR manager by putting a vocational expert in the workplace.

View PDF
Case Study

Schwan Food Company

The Standard worked with Schwan Food Company to showcase the collaboration between Workplace PossibilitiesSM and the company’s benefits team.

View PDF
Case Study

Standing Up to Back Pain

Being a federal program coordinator requires traveling between schools, filling out paperwork and long nights at the office. Find out how the Workplace Possibilities program helped one employee when consistent back pain seemed like it would slow him down for good.

View PDF
Infographic

The Costs of Lost Productivity

Employees working through medical conditions can affect your workforce’s overall productivity and bottom line. Find out how absenteeism and presenteeism could be impacting your organization.

View PDF
Infographic

The Disability Divide

Income is critical to most employees’ financial security, yet employees rarely think about how an illness or accident puts their income at risk. This infographic from the Council for Disability Awareness provides facts about the causes and odds of experiencing an income-interrupting disability.

View PDF
Infographic

The Ease of Navigating An Employee Disability Leave With The Workplace Possibilities℠ Program

Ever wondered how our Workplace Possibilities consultants help see an employee accommodation through from start to finish? Download this graphic to learn how they’ll partner with you to develop a plan, assist with your legal compliance efforts and help you keep valued employees at work, no matter what situation your employees are facing.

View PDF
White Paper

The Future of Absence and Disability Management

Three major employee absence and productivity challenges are affecting employers. Learn how to address and solve these issues by integrating three key practices that can help change the way they manage absence and disability in the workplace.

View PDF
White Paper

The Future of Absence and Disability Management, Part 2: Continuing the Conversation

On-site consultants can play a key role in helping employers integrate early disability reporting and disability duration guidelines into return-to-work programs. To expand upon “The Future of Absence and Disability Management,” white paper, this piece addresses these two highly rated but underused health and productivity management practices employers can use to help improve employee health and productivity and to reduce employer costs.

View PDF
Success Story

Three Employee Accommodation Successes

Successful employee accommodations require creative thinking. Read how three small businesses thought outside the box to find the right accommodations for their employees.

View PDF

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