The COVID-19 pandemic has been an exercise in agility, empathy, and innovation for employers across the globe. As we examine the changes of the past year — including economic uncertainty, emergency legislation, business closures — and consider what is yet to come, it’s undeniable that the leave management industry as a whole has experienced tremendous upheaval.
DMEC partnered with FINEOS to explore what the COVID-and-beyond absence and disability management landscape looks like. The questions in this survey explored current company-sponsored paid leave programs, statutory leave compliance, and accommodations. The results offer a glimpse into what employers are offering as we start to prepare for life beyond the coronavirus.