The 2010 DMEC Leadership Series was sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company of Boston for the sixth year in a row. The 2010 topic was best practices in short-term disability plan design, and included discussion on sick pay plans which are very similar. Human resources, disability, health and productivity, and benefit managers came together to explore the components of effective short-term disability plan design. A panel was convened in Bellevue, Ohio, in May 2010, with a webinar roundtable held in June.
Topics Discussed Included:
- Effective program design
- The need for cost savings and greater efficiency
- The value of case management
- Dealing with unionized workplaces
- Impact of federal and state laws
- Paid time off (PTO) vs. sick leave
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Coverage start date, elimination period, maximum benefit period, etc.
During the presentations, attendees were encouraged to ask questions and relate their experiences in their own corporate environments.
Attendees included representatives from a broad spectrum of industries: utilities, manufacturing, education, health care, defense and aerospace, technology, petroleum, and professional services. DMEC’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration, Joe Wozniak, facilitated all sessions.
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