Spotlight on Inadequate Mental Health Utilization

I was surprised to learn that Mental Health Awareness Month was started in 1949, nearly seven decades ago. But have we made any progress since then? I would argue that although there is a general awareness in the United States that mental health conditions exist, we remain deficient in some extremely important aspects of the … Continued

South Carolina Passes Pregnancy Accommodation Act

On May 17, South Carolina’s Governor signed the Pregnancy Accommodation Act (“SC PAA”), requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. The law is effective immediately. While the law provides some clarity on what constitutes a “reasonable accommodation,” it also leaves some important questions unanswered. Read on … Continued

State-Mandated Paid Family Leave Continues its Onward March

Mandatory state paid family leave continues to make news in the state legislatures. While the topic remains contentious, more states are seeing their bills receive favorable treatment. Here is an update on some of the latest in Paid Family Leave, both positive and negative: • Maine House Bill 1091 o Maine’s law would have implemented … Continued

MDGuidelines Webinar: The Medical Cost Burden of Disability

Registration Is Now Open! The Medical Cost Burden of Disability Webinar The role of disability management in health care cost containment May 17, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 PM MST Medical costs are an often-overlooked aspect of short-term disability. In this free webinar, the presenters will discuss ReedGroup’s latest research on the relationship between medical costs … Continued