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The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 dedicated to providing absence and disability professionals with ongoing support and the latest information, tools, and resources organizations need to minimize employee lost work time, improve staff productivity, and maintain legally compliant absence and disability management programs. We can connect members of the media with top experts in the integrated absence management field.

Latest DMEC News and Events

Webinar Recording: Statutory Disability and Paid Leaves — What You Need to Know for 2018

November 16, 2017If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island — you may be looking for tools and ... Read More

October and November 2017: New State & Local Posting Requirements

November 14, 2017State & Local Posting Requirements October 2017 Idaho Idaho has updated the ‘Equal Opportunity is the Law’ posting that all employers statewide are required to display to their employees. The ... Read More

Employer Mandate Penalties Under the ACA Are Coming Soon

November 14, 2017The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued answers to new frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding employer penalties under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These penalties apply to applicable large employers ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Paid Family and Medical Leave for the 21st Century Workforce

November 9, 2017As the U.S. debate over paid family and medical leave accelerates, Panorama, the action tank behind The Paid Leave Project, offers a different conversation. There is a strong business case ... Read More

State and Local Law Update

November 8, 2017One of the most difficult things for human resource and absence management professionals to do is to keep up with changing state and local laws.  Below is a brief summary ... Read More

Disabilities in the 21st Century: An Article from Cigna

November 8, 2017It’s 2017, and technology has become a part of our everyday lives. We’re plugged in at work, at home, and on the go. These advances have made out lives easier, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Employer On-Site Clinics — Centers of Excellence Drive Improved Well-Being and Productivity

November 7, 2017Employers must continue to look for creative opportunities to increase employee retention and engagement, improve overall health and well-being, and increase productivity, especially as the Millennial population becomes the largest ... Read More

Regulatory Changes to the ACA

November 6, 2017Now that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are on hold, the Trump Administration is in the process of making a number of regulatory changes. The ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Social Security — Are Your Employees Still Waiting?

November 2, 2017Less than half of the Social Security claims submitted in 2017 will be approved, and that number keeps decreasing year over year. With over one million claims awaiting an Administrative ... Read More

New Laws in California

October 28, 2017AB 168: Salary History This bill prohibits employers from relying on the salary history of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer employment or what ... Read More

IRS Announces a Number of 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments

October 20, 2017The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Revenue Procedure 2017-58 and Notice 2017-64, which announce a number of cost-of-living adjustments for 2018. The Internal Revenue Code provides that various dollar ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Truth About ADAAA

October 19, 2017The expansion of the ADA in 2008 with the passage of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) dramatically changed the absence management landscape by requiring employers to consider leave as a reasonable ... Read More

Trump Administration Will Halt Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

October 13, 2017The White House has announced that it will discontinue cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have already sued to block this action. Under ... Read More

President Issues Executive Order on AHPs, STLDI, and HRAs

October 12, 2017President Trump has signed an executive order intended to allow individuals and small businesses to buy health insurance across state lines and bolster access to association health plans (AHPs). The ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Changing Nature of Return to Work

October 12, 2017Employment conditions are becoming more unpredictable. Jobs are changing or vanishing due to automation, artificial intelligence, and ‘Uber’-ization. The labor market is an aging, less healthy workforce dealing with many ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Return to Work and the ADA Process

October 5, 2017When it comes to return to work (RTW), programs can’t be considered only from a unilateral perspective. For a complete and compliant approach, RTW programs must encompass the interactive process, ... Read More

IRS Releases Draft 1095-C and 1094-C Forms and Instructions

October 2, 2017The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released draft forms and instructions for reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for calendar year 2017, which will be due in 2018. In ... Read More

Changes Coming to Small Group Premiums for Children

September 29, 2017Full content is available to DMEC members only. Please log in to view the complete resource. If you are not a DMEC member, we encourage you to join. DMEC members ... Read More

Disasters Should Prompt Employers to Plan for the Next

September 28, 2017Many employers are focused on helping employees impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These disasters, plus the earthquakes in Mexico should prompt employers to prepare for the next disaster, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Riding the Demographic Wave — Preparing for Gen Z

September 28, 2017For the first time in our workplace history, between four and five generations are actively participating in the labor force. Millennials now comprise the largest portion of the U.S. labor ... Read More

The TrumpCare Zombie is Dead (for now)

September 28, 2017After three Senate Republicans said they would not vote for the latest version of the repeal-and-replace bill, the leadership decided not to hold the vote that had been planned. A ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The 3 C’s of Leave Management: Part II: Your Questions Answered

September 21, 2017By popular demand, Guardian hosted a follow-up discussion to the March 2017 presentation The 3 C’s of Leave Management: Consistency, Communication and Compliance. In part 2, the panel, representing different functional ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Evolving Leave Laws

September 14, 2017With the ever-changing leave landscape, it can be difficult for employers to balance the need for productivity and employee retention with evolving legislation. Employers can find ways of integrating leave ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Understanding Leave as an ADA Accommodation

September 12, 2017The most common accommodation request under the ADA is leave. Unfortunately, not all employers are capturing these requests, and when they do, they struggle to determine what is reasonable. This ... Read More

Sponsors of Drug Plans Must Provide Notices Prior to October 15

September 7, 2017Sponsors of group health plans that cover prescription drugs must provide Medicare Part D creditable (or non-creditable) coverage notices prior to October 15th, the start date of the Medicare annual ... Read More