2023 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Navigating the Intersection of Paid Leave and Disability Plans

Jai HookerTools & Tactics, Webinars

Wednesday, April 12

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Between family medical leave, short-term disability (STD), and more states passing paid family and medical leave programs (PFML), employers face a complex web of absence benefits that they must manage when employees need to take leave. Understanding the value each program offers as well as how to best coordinate benefit programs is essential to providing employee support and remaining compliant with the ever-changing leave landscape.

In this session, we will dive into the different types of leave programs and explore how they interact through example scenarios. We will also cover best practices for coordinating benefits and how STD coverage can fill the gaps left by some state-mandated programs.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the FMLA, STD, and PFML interact.
  • Recognize when STD policies are still needed in addition to statutory benefits.
  • Understand what each benefit covers, eligibility requirements, and employer/employee responsibilities.


Sarah Hipp, CLMS
PFML Compliance Manager
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Sarah is a PFML Compliance Manager with Mutual of Omaha with 11 years of industry experience working in Short-Term Disability, FMLA, and PFML claims. Since joining Mutual of Omaha, Sarah has worked on a variety of paid leave and claim projects for multiple PFML states. Sarah is a Certified Leave Management Specialist.

Chris Gillogly, DIA
Claims Consultant Manager
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Chris is the Manager of the Group Claim Consultant team and boasts a wealth of insurance knowledge and claims experience. He has been in the industry for 20+ years and over the course of his industry tenure he has adjudicated disability claims, trained staff, performed quality assurance reviews and held many management roles to include Appeals and STD/LTD teams.

Megan Holland
Vice President
Distribution & Marketing
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Megan is the Vice President, Distribution and Marketing in the Workplace Solutions Division at Mutual of Omaha. She is responsible for managing, coordinating and monitoring distribution channel activities, projects and initiatives to assist in meeting performance standards and sales goals. In addition, she acts as a consultant to the sales management team and distribution channel representatives.


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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