Last month, we kicked off a three-part blog series in honor of National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM). Even though it’s now November and NDEAM is over, employees continue to have disabilities and health conditions that employers must consider as part of their overall absence, disability, and accommodations programs. In part I, we discussed managing leave … Continued
The third largest market segment in the United States is people with disabilities. To celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and highlight inclusive employer practices and policies, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). As part of the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s “31 Days of NDEAM,” days two and three focused on … Continued
As employers calibrate disability-related absence costs, in addition to standard calculating procedures, what are the missing links that should be considered?
Absence management just got easier due to a new partnership between CorVel, a national provider of risk management solutions, and ReedGroup, a leading provider of absence management. View the press release here.
The end of the 2018 legislative session in New Jersey brought with it passage of several bills impacting its statutory disability and family leave programs. After the governor’s conditional veto in early September, the New Jersey legislature amended the effective date to a year after enactment of the new law. Following that amendment, the new … Continued
Reading about migraines is enough to give anyone a headache. Not only is migraine the sixth most prevalent non-fatal condition in the world and the second most common cause of disability (low back pain still tops the list),1 it ranks as the number one cause of years lived with disability (YLDs) in individuals under the age … Continued
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
The MDGuidelines Population Database now includes more than 15 million real-world illness and injury case claims, allowing clinical and business leaders to measure how their patient populations compare against broader population benchmarks. View the press release here. Leading health and productivity company ReedGroup® today is announcing that its industry leading MDGuidelines® Population Database recently tripled … Continued
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced its Final Rule, issuing a 90-day delay to the applicability of the ERISA disability claims handling regulations (ERISA Regulation Amendments). The DOL’s Final Rule delaying the ERISA Regulation Amendments is set for official publication on Wednesday, November 29. In response to concerns that … Continued
As our country debates who should pay for healthcare, we continue to sidestep a fundamental problem: the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, approximately $3.2 trillion in 2015, but we under perform on all key health outcomes relative to other industrialized nations.1–3 To overcome these challenges, top health economists point to the … Continued
Research showcases post-disability cost differentials and. emphasize diagnosis, treatment and how employers can help to reduce avoidable associated costs. A presentation from the IBI 2017 Annual Forum.
Medical marijuana laws vary from one U.S. state to another. Use of medical marijuana to treat chronic illnesses and disabilities is catching up rapidly. It is important for employers and disability plan administrators to monitor state and federal legislations, to stay updated and compliant with disability plans and workplace policies.