Webinar Recording: Back to Basics: Jump-Starting Your Absence Management Program

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This webinar is designed to help employers who are launching an absence management program by providing them with best practices and tips for success — based on Guardian research and specific client examples. The session will provide insights for those employers currently handling leave management in-house and may be considering the benefits of outsourcing for expertise in compliance, administration, and service delivery.

The webinar will also address the needs of employers who want to strengthen an existing leave management program by revisiting the best practices for improving outcomes.

  • Building the business case for senior management
  • Establishing clear and measurable goals
  • Evaluating the benefits of outsourcing toward achieving stated goals and determining criteria for identifying potential vendor partners
  • Developing implementation plans with clear roles/responsibilities to ensure alignment
  • Communicating effectively with all key stakeholders- internal and external – to help manage change in a new leave management model


  • Gene Lanzoni, Assistant Vice President, Thought Leadership, Group & Worksite Marketing, Guardian Life
  • Stephen Coffman, Senior Life & Disability Practice Leader, Guardian Life

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