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Webinar: Moving Forward - How to Maintain Absence Management Momentum

Webinar: How to Maintain Absence Management Momentum

Original Air Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Watch the on-demand playback of Guardian’s webinar, Moving Forward - How to Maintain Absence Management Momentum.

Offered in partnership with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), this webinar is a replay of an interactive panel discussion with experts from Guardian’s Group & Worksite business as they share their insights and practical advice on ways to maintain momentum with absence management strategies. We share trends and benchmarking data from Guardian’s recently released 2017 Absence Management Activity Index & Study, and our panelists discuss the implications, challenges, and potential solutions for employers at various stages of absence management maturity.

Specifically, the panel addresses the following topics:

Market Trends and Insights

  • Increased employer activity in establishing more formal leave management strategies and use of best practices
  • Employer priorities and drivers of heightened awareness and activity
  • Progress toward achieving employer goals and more positive outcomes
     

Return-to-Work (RTW) Efforts

  • Areas of focus for employers and their top challenges
  • Solutions that have been particularly successful
  • Ways that RTW programs are being expanded
     

Integration of Health and Productivity Programs

  • Defining health, productivity, and establishing goals
  • Best practices for integration with disability and leave management
  • Steps employers are taking to improve utilization in wellness, employee assistance programs (EAPs), and disease management programs
     

Centralized Claims Intake Process

  • Key considerations for employers deciding to outsource, co-source, or handle claims in-house
  • Advantages and best practices for a centralized model
  • Trends in intake centralization – areas where employers are making progress and opportunities

 

Moderator:

  • Gene Lanzoni, AVP, Group & Worksite Marketing – Thought Leadership
    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Lyons, Product Manager
    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
     
  • Suzanne Surovy, HIA, Group Practice Leader
    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
     
  • Scott Watson, Key Account Manager
    The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Employers:
If you are interested in receiving Certified Professional Disability Management (CPDM) credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to listen to the full webinar, and then contact DMEC at 1-800-789-3632 or info@dmec.org to receive a certificate of attendance.

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