2021 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Think Absence Management Is Slowing Down? Think Again! 5 Reasons Why It’s Not & What You Can Do to Prepare

Jennifer NelsonTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Sept. 23

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

In the past five years, there has been a surge of new legislation regarding paid and unpaid leave, and the concept of the workplace and employee benefits expectations have rapidly evolved. This has left employers, third-party administrators (TPAs), and insurance carriers scrambling to keep up with this transforming industry.

In this session, integrated disability and absence management (IDAM) experts will discuss the top five factors that are driving change in absence management, accommodations, and disability. Join us as we explore what the future of employee benefits will look like, and what employers, TPAs, and insurance carriers need to do right now to prepare and remain competitive.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the top five reasons disability and absence management isn’t slowing down any time soon.
  • Explore how new leave legislation and evolving employee expectations will impact employee benefits trends.
  • Gain insight into how to leverage tools and technology to keep up with continued industry changes.


Megan Holstein, Esq.
SVP, IDAM & Claims

At FINEOS, Ms. Holstein focuses on operationalizing the law, using project management techniques and business acumen to create compliant but workable solutions, converting legal rules into software and/or process requirements. Ms. Holstein has extensive experience in FMLA, ADA, and their state and local law equivalents, as well as disability, paid sick leave, and paid family and medical leave benefits, including ERISA as it pertains to short- and long-term disability plans. 

Christy Traupe
IDAM Product Manager

A disability and absence expert with 15 years of experience, Christy Traupe is the product market manager of integrated disability and absence management at FINEOS. Prior to her position at FINEOS, she spent 11 years at ReedGroup where she held roles including director of operations and director of product and quality. Earlier in her career, Christy worked in the employer space at DaVita where she led the leave of absence and health and welfare teams, and represented DaVita in the National Business Group's health board.

Lori Welty, Esq.
Senior Compliance Attorney

Lori is an industry expert in the areas of state, federal, and local paid and unpaid leave and disability laws. She is a frequent author and presenter on a variety of topics relating to leave of absence and disability. Lori has advised clients in all aspects of employment law for over 20 years, and has specialized in absence management and disability since 2012. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law as an Order of the Coif candidate, and received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University where she was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society. 


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. 

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