Ability-Driven Absence Management: A White Paper from Aetna

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Aetna White Paper

Moving Toward Maximum Productivity

In a series of recent white papers, the current culture of disability was addressed in whether the terms “disability” and “disabled” do more harm than good. It was proposed that rigid thinking about these terms overlooks a wide span of ability levels, which limits opportunities for people who have an illness or injury, but who are still able to do numerous productive tasks. It also shortchanges the employers who rely on their expertise.

This white paper suggests a new concept in absence management that focuses on abilities and creates incentives that support return to productivity.