2019 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Results of the 8th Annual Leave Management Survey

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Feb. 7

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

As absence and disability programs continue to evolve, so do the complexities of leave administration. DMEC and Spring Consulting Group have partnered together again this year to understand employer challenges in managing all types of leaves, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state family and medical leaves, military leave (USERRA), state military leave, jury duty, other state mandated leaves, municipal/county leaves, other company specific leaves (e.g., bereavement, administrative, personal leaves, etc.) and of course, the interplay with the ADA and the amended ADA (ADAAA).

Employers of all sizes and industries continue to have questions surrounding intermittent leave; whether insourcing, co-sourcing, or outsourcing is the right option; what can be done to incentivize RTW and SAW; and how to handle new paid sick, parental, and family care leave laws. This webinar will offer practical insight into what’s working well and what is expected to change in the coming years.

This DMEC webinar is free for members and nonmembers.

DMEC members always receive free access to 30+ live webinars per year. Not currently a DMEC member? We invite you to register for this free webinar to get a taste of one of the many benefits DMEC members have access to throughout the year.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine employer challenges in administering and managing all types of leave.
  • Gain insight into the leave management survey feedback based on administrative preferences.
  • Discover how employers of various sizes and industries are managing different leaves.
  • Gather best practices and tips for managing leaves, as identified in survey feedback.



Karen English
Senior Vice President
Spring Consulting Group, LLC

Karen has over 20 years experience in the disability, absence, health, and welfare arenas. She provides strategic direction, analysis, and implementation expertise, and routinely works with integrated disability, absence, and health management programs. She has received industry awards for both brokerage and consulting and has spearheaded years of industry leading research.

Lai-Sahn Hackett
Director of Market Research
Spring Consulting Group, LLC

Lai-Sahn has over five years experience in employee benefits, program design, and implementation. She provides technical research and conducts a number of benchmarking surveys focused on integrated disability, absence and health management, wellness, and voluntary products. She holds the CPDM and ARM designations, and her MA life, health and accident insurance licenses.

Terri Rhodes
Chief Executive Officer

Terri has extensive experience in all aspects of absence and disability management and is responsible for strategic oversight and management of DMEC. Prior to joining DMEC, Terri was an Absence and Disability Management Consultant for Mercer, Director of Absence and Disability for Health Net, and Corporate IDM Program Manager for Abbott Laboratories. 

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Complimentary
Nonmembers Complimentary

This DMEC webinar is free for members and nonmembers. Not sure if your organization is a member? Use our online form to verify membership and sign up as an individual under your company’s membership.