disability insurance awareness month

Preventing musculoskeletal conditions: Part 2, manual material handling

What do you do when you occasionally need a couple of strong backs to move a 200-pound portable generator to a different part of the warehouse? What about the pallet of boxes that weigh 75 pounds each? The Council for Disability Awareness’ Long Term Disability Claims Review listed musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders as the leading case of new disability claims in 2012. This can include injuries as a result of improper lifting techniques, which can result in cartilage sprains, spine and joint disorders, and herniated or degenerated disks.

Preventing musculoskeletal conditions: Part 1, office settings

The Council for Disability Awareness listed musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders as the leading case of new disability claims in 2012. This includes such conditions and diseases as arthritis, back pain and tendinitis.

A supportive case manager and a successful mental health recovery

In recognition of both Mental Health Awareness Month and Disability Insurance Awareness Month, I want to share one of the many heartwarming mental health-related success stories we’ve gathered over the years. Mental health is one of the most-frequently filed claims, having become a prevalent condition in the workforce. Although it’s a prevalent condition, employers can implement strategies to mitigate the incidence of these types of claims.

Engage employees to increase disability insurance enrollment

Health care costs are rising. How can you reallocate costs while still attracting and retaining top talent with a strong benefits package? Some employers are shifting traditional employer-paid benefits — including long-term disability (LTD) insurance — to employees as voluntary coverage.

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