Webinar Recording: Return to Work Strategies for Musculoskeletal Conditions

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Musculoskeletal conditions continue to plague most customers as a leading driver for short-term and long-term disability claims. For Unum’s block of business in 2014, musculoskeletal claims were the single leading cause of lost workdays, accounting for 25%. In addition, musculoskeletal claims were the second leading cause of disability behind pregnancy and accounted for 20% of all short-term disability claims.

The prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions creates an enormous burden for employers across all industries, not only in regards to lost productivity but also in regards to the cost of absence. At a time when employees are planning on remaining in the workforce longer than ever before, musculoskeletal conditions can cause employees to suffer from lost wages and can lead to forced early retirement. This webinar examines the current impact that musculoskeletal conditions have on absence and lost productivity and explores best practices for employers to tackle this ever changing and growing issue — from transitional return to work to wellness initiatives to aging workforce initiatives.


  • Marcy Ledford, Director, Workforce Solutions, Unum
  • Angela Cantrell, Sr. Clinical Consultant, Unum

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