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April 29, 2020
Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services and Brad Krauss, VP Business Development
3 key questions: Getting back to business after COVID-19

While we will miss seeing you at the Annual RIMS Conference & Exhibition in Denver, there has never been a more important time for us to connect or a more valuable message to share. The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected us all deepl…

April 29, 2020 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services and Brad Krauss, VP Business Development
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March 30, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
States respond to the coronavirus: Latest disability and leave expansions

On May 12, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the next round of COVID-19 response legislation.  The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act with over 1,800 pages and a $3 trillion price tag includes labor …

March 30, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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March 25, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Coronavirus update: New York sick leave, disability and family leave provisions

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed emergency legislation guaranteeing job protection and pay for New Yorkers who have been quarantined as a result of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The law requires job-protected, employer-provided paid sic…

March 25, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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March 14, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
What you need to know about coronavirus FMLA and paid sick leave provisions

UPDATE ALERT: Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Today, the Senate passed HR 6201 as approved by the House yesterday. President Trump signed into law at 8:30pm eastern. The bill will become law within 15 days. Within that time, rules will be…

March 14, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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May 30, 2019
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, managing director, clinical operations
Comorbidities and workplace injuries: Three ways to improve outcomes

The path to recovery after a workplace injury is not always a straight line. A workers’ compensation claim can become increasingly complex due to common health conditions and comorbidities. While comorbidities are often pre-existing and not directly …

May 30, 2019 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, managing director, clinical operations
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May 16, 2019
Bryon Bass, SVP, Workforce Absence; Kimberly Webb, Director, National Technical Compliance – ADA Accommodation
Bazinga! Theoretical Big Bang scenarios put the spotlight on intermittent ADA

Determining a reasonable accommodation for an employee with medical needs while adhering to the laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be a complicated process for even the most intellectual among us. ADA rules include far more face…

May 16, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP, Workforce Absence; Kimberly Webb, Director, National Technical Compliance – ADA Accommodation
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July 27, 2018
Bryon Bass
Sr Vice President Disability and Absence Management
Massachusetts now poised to offer paid family and medical leave

Following recent legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts is now preparing for a new paid family and medical leave requirement. This program, known as the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML), makes Massachusetts t…

July 27, 2018 by Bryon Bass, Sr Vice President Disability and Absence Management
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November 23, 2015
Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
Behavioral health prevention vs. intervention in dealing with addiction

The idea of identifying and addressing risk factors for addiction as a means of prevention is not groundbreaking; this concept has existed since at least the 1970s. Unfortunately, there has not been much application of this concept to workers’ comp…

November 23, 2015 by Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
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May 23, 2014
Shawn Johnson
Managing Director, Absence Management Client Services
Struggling with ADA/ADAAA compliance? Here's one key to success.

Employers struggle with the question of "How do you begin to wrap your arms around this thing called ADA?" – facing challenges from the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). Often, employers face two common compliance g…

May 23, 2014 by Shawn Johnson, Managing Director, Absence Management Client Services
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March 14, 2014
Barbara Jones, VP Client Services, Disability Administration
Is a California Voluntary Plan right for you?

Did you know that California is one of only five states in the nation – along with Hawaii, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island – with a mandatory disability insurance program? In California, the State Disability Insurance (SDI) "State Plan" is fu…

March 14, 2014 by Barbara Jones, VP Client Services, Disability Administration
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January 22, 2014
Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
The value of integrated disability management

For many employers today, management of the direct and indirect costs of absence and the need to improve employee productivity are critical competitive issues. More effective absence management has become a key initiative. As a result, integrated …

January 22, 2014 by Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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September 04, 2013
Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
Identify specialty resources to support ADA/ADAAA accommodation

Today we finish our series on building an employer framework for managing disability accommodation processes under ADA/ADAAA. In the first installment, I covered the high level aspects and provided some key areas of focus. In the second blog, we sh…

September 04, 2013 by Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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August 07, 2013
Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
How to build an ADA/ADAAA employer framework for disability accommodation

In part 1 of our series, we discussed the importance of C-Suite leadership and the need for the executive team to appoint an internal ADA/ADAAA process owner – someone to be responsible for leading program development. Often, this leader's first ta…

August 07, 2013 by Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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July 23, 2013
Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
Managing disability accommodation processes under ADA/ADAAA: Building an employer framework

Addressing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) has become one of the notable challenges employers face in the workplace today. Congress enacted the ADAAA, implemented in 2009, to reinforce their inte…

July 23, 2013 by Denise Fleury, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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