short-term disability

Making the case for return-to-work support

It’s easy to focus on how a specific piece of equipment or a schedule modification can help make a difference for an employee who may need assistive support in the workplace. But, when looking at disability duration — or the amount of time an employee is out of work because of his or her disabling […]

The $2 million reason to protect your income

At some point during their working lives, more than a quarter of today’s 20-year-olds will experience a disability that interrupts their ability to earn an income. However, far too many Americans believe they are not at risk of a disabling illness or injury, as two-thirds do not have private long-term disability insurance.

The 3 Cs of return-to-work communication

A common misconception about a workplace accommodation is that it involves providing an employee with a new chair or an ergonomic keyboard. This simply is not the case, as many return-to-work or stay-at-work efforts involve a mental health need. In fact, I recently assisted a 34-year-old employee return to work after a short-term disability leave prompted by depression and anxiety.

What is integrated disability management?

When it comes to managing your workforce, employers must be more proactive. By shifting the focus away from waiting until an employee reports a disability to catching it before a claim is even filed, you can save time, money and valuable productivity. One way to make this happen is to take an integrated approach to disability management. Here’s how.

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