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Striking Down Migraine Headaches Before They Start

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

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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

ReedGroup®’s Proprietary MDGuidelines® Population Database Grows to More Than 15 Million Cases

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

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Dept. of Labor’s EBSA Delays ERISA Disability Regulations Until April 1, 2018

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

Part 3, Medical Cost Savings Series: How the US Can Save $6B in Medical Costs: The Financial Impact of Reducing Short-Term Disability Durations

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

Clearing the Haze: How State Marijuana Laws Impact Leave and Disability

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.

How State Marijuana Laws Impact Leave and Disability

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.

California Sweetens Paid Family Leave

Not to be outdone by San Francisco or New York, Governor Brown signed a bill yesterday sweetening California’s paid family leave benefit program (PFL). In 2002, California was the first state to enact a paid family leave program, offering 6 weeks of partial wage replacement when employees took time off to bond with a newborn, adopted, … Continued