In the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida: What to Know about Leave, Disability, and Accommodation Management After a Natural Disaster

Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane on the afternoon of Sunday August 29, 2021, inflicting heavy damage, causing extreme flooding, and knocking out power across southern Louisiana and into Mississippi. ReedGroup keeps our colleagues, their families, and all affected communities in our thoughts. We’re committed to serving our clients’ employees with compassion. … Continued

What is Everyone in Absence Management Talking About This Week? That ADA Walmart Case.  

This week on ReedGroup’s blog, we take a look at considerable news for employers managing requests related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): the whopping $125 million jury verdict on an ADA bias case brought against Walmart by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC, one of several federal agencies with oversight of ADA enforcement, accused Walmart of discriminating against a longtime employee with a disability. A federal jury in Wisconsin agreed and handed … Continued


Absence Management Academy Earlier this month, we teamed up with our colleagues at Guardian to present the second installment in our “Absence Management Academy” webinar series. Over two thousand people signed up for the “FMLA Deep Dive” presentation. Hundreds of questions came in (far more than our presenters could answer!). The webinar recording is getting … Continued

ReedGroup Teams Up With CorVel To Offer Integrated Disability Management

Ever wondered if ReedGroup would add support for workers’ compensation leaves? This week, we did. We’ve launched a new partnership with CorVel to provide outsourced management of worker’s comp, along with the other leave types we already handle, from a single point of intake. CorVel is a leading national workers’ comp provider with over 35 … Continued

Compliance Continues to be a Challenge for Employers. Outsourcing Offers Peace of Mind.

Constantly changing leave laws make staying compliant increasingly complex and overwhelming for organizations. It not only poses a huge burden on time and resources, compliance mistakes can cost organizations thousands of dollars. If you’re feeling like it’s hard to keep up with compliance, you’re certainly not alone.  A 2016 DMEC Leave Management Survey found that … Continued

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Acquires Reed Group

New York, N.Y., January 4, 2013 –  The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (“Guardian”), one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, today announced that it has acquired Westminster, Colorado-based Reed Group, a recognized leader in absence management services that help employers comply with federal and state … Continued