Amidst a challenging benefits environment where employers are reacting to new health care reform laws, tight budgets, and heightened pressure on productivity, the importance of absence management remains strong.
Employers have had to focus greater attention on their absence tracking and reporting practices. Meanwhile, service providers have enhanced their capabilities and offerings, and the absence management market overall has matured. Within this dynamic environment, Guardian has updated its 2012 market study, which explored market trends in application of absence management practices.
In the 2015 study, they have documented the activities and outcomes that help lead to success and through research, identified a series of steps employers can take to get started or to make further progress on their absence management journey, and build a long-standing and advanced program over time.