Important Proposed Changes to ERISA Regulations for Disability Plan Administration

This week, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced proposed changes to regulations for processing disability plan claims.  According to the DOL, the changes will strengthen regulations regarding determinations and appeals for disability claims, and align them with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections applicable to group health plans. The proposed regulations are open … Continued

DMEC Chapter Meeting: FMLA and ADA Employment Law Update

FMLA and ADA Employment Law Update December 10, 2015 | 2:30-5:00 pm MT Location: Reed Group, 10355 Westmoor Drive, Westminster, CO 80021 Early bird pricing ends on November 25. Join us for an exciting look into 2015’s Bloopers & Blunders of FMLA and ADA Leave Laws: How Employers and Employees Can Get It Wrong. This … Continued

Late Paperwork Reprise – What the Courts Have to Say

If you read our blog post on how to handle an employee’s late return of FMLA paperwork, you’re probably wondering, what can an employer do once the deadline for returning paperwork has passed? Are your hands tied while you wait to see if the employee will return the paperwork? Or, can you deny the FMLA … Continued

Finding Fault in Your No-Fault Attendance Policy

At Reed Group we’ve been talking about leave as an accommodation for years. We wrote a white paper on the topic when it became clear the EEOC would not issue long-awaited guidance on leave as an accommodation. Three years later we are still waiting for guidance, and the EEOC continues to find fault in employer … Continued

You (and your FMLA paperwork) Are Late!

Administering leaves can be tricky. FMLA statutes and regulations can boggle the mind, which is why many large employers either outsource leave administration to a third party administrator or use a dedicated in-house team.  But ask yourself (and them!): is your administrator on top of requirements for employers under the FMLA? Are they current on … Continued

MDGuidelines Launches D.A.R.T., a Recommendation Tool Based on ACOEM Practice Guidelines

WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reed Group, a leading provider of absence management and publisher of MDGuidelines®, announced the launch of a new web-based recommendation tool called D.A.R.T. (Diagnosis and Related Treatments). “The launch of D.A.R.T. continues to underscore the serious commitment MDGuidelines has in offering health care providers the most trusted sources for the assessment and management … Continued