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Webinar Recording: The Multigenerational Movement Toward Paid Family Leave

July 18, 2017The changing benefits landscape of paid parental and family leaves is one of the biggest challenges employers face. More and more companies are adding policies that allow an employee a ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Get Ready: Paid Family Leaves are Coming

June 22, 2017Paid family care and paid parental leave legislation at both the state and municipal levels continue to be proposed and passed throughout the country. In addition to the mandated requirements ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Roadmap for Creating Integrated Absence Management Programs

June 15, 2017When an employee is out of work due to a disability or a leave-related absence event, there are a number of considerations that should be taken. This webinar provided an understanding ... Read More

Webinar Recording: DMEC Annual Conference Preview

May 25, 2017This webinar offered an inside look at the 2017 DMEC Annual Conference. Participants heard from four DMEC 2017 presenters about the topics to be covered at the conference and shared real-world, practical ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Employee Productivity — Presenteeism and Absenteeism

May 18, 2017Employee productivity is impacted by employee absences from the workplace (absenteeism) as well as employees coming to work who are not operating at 100% (presenteeism). What drives this and how ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Moving Forward — How to Maintain Absence Management Momentum

May 11, 2017Ever wonder what your peers are doing to more effectively manage employee absences? This session offered insight and practical advice on ways to maintain momentum with absence management strategies, and provided trends ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Return to Work and Beyond

May 9, 2017Returning an employee to work after a disabling event can be challenging, especially when a musculoskeletal disorder is involved. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders creates a challenge for employers across ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Medical Certification and Recertification for FMLA & State Leaves

April 6, 2017What is an employer’s option when they doubt the validity of a leave request? When is it appropriate to trigger recertification or a 2nd opinion? This session explored answers to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The 3 C’s of Leave Management: Consistency, Communication, Compliance

March 23, 2017Whether you are just getting started or have an established program, consistent policies that are clearly communicated help to drive compliance. This webinar discussed leave administration, written policies, and communications that ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Understanding Behavioral Health Disability & RTW

March 14, 2017Behavioral health conditions can be a significant contributing factor to disability, absenteeism, and loss of productivity in your workforce. Approximately 18%, or 1 in 5 American adults, experience mental illness ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Behavioral Health in the Workplace

February 23, 2017At the 2016 DMEC Annual Conference in New Orleans, absence and productivity issues related to behavioral health were an area of focus, both with a preconference workshop and as a ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Results of the 6th Annual Leave Management Survey

February 9, 2017DMEC and Spring Consulting Group partnered to understand employer challenges in managing all types of leaves, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state family and medical leaves, military ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The DOL’s Perspective on the Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

January 24, 2017Since its enactment in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has served as the cornerstone of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) efforts to promote work-life balance. Strengthening compliance ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Statutory Disability: Hot Topics for 2017 and Frequently Asked Questions

November 17, 2016If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island — you’re always looking for tools and tactics ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Heavy Burden of Rising Obesity on the Workplace

November 16, 2016Adult obesity is a leading comorbidity contributor reducing productivity, increasing absenteeism, and leading to an increased risk of other chronic diseases which result in significant medical and disability cost. As ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Post Pregnancy and Return to Work – Employer Best Practices

November 4, 2016This session covers employer obligations post pregnancy, including intermittent bonding, post pregnancy restrictions, and state-specific nursing laws. Additionally, this session discusses employer best practices as it relates to post pregnancy ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Mission Possible – Helping our Veterans Succeed in the Workplace

October 21, 2016Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make a difference for veterans entering the unfamiliar territory of the private sector. During this webinar, you will gain an ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Clearing the Haze: How State Marijuana Laws Impact Leave & Disability Administration

October 14, 2016With medical marijuana laws passing in more and more states and a federal ban on marijuana still in place, it’s challenging to know which law applies or what to do. ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Legal Series: Birth: Considerations for Employers

September 29, 2016This session focuses on the various employer obligations upon the birth of a child. It includes an overview of the statutory benefits and leave laws. Additionally, best practices for leave ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Return to Work Dates Often Come and Go: How Can We Prevent That?

September 23, 2016Returning to work after a disability requires much more than physical healing; it’s complicated! We have all recognized for years that the longer someone is out of work the less ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Return to Work Strategies for Musculoskeletal Conditions

September 21, 2016Musculoskeletal conditions continue to plague most customers as a leading driver for short-term and long-term disability claims. For Unum’s block of business in 2014, musculoskeletal claims were the single leading ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

September 11, 2016Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year. Mental health is a subject talked about more openly than in the past, but stigma ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Living Abled and Healthy: Achieving Better Outcomes

September 1, 2016Educating, empowering, and engaging those who are injured or ill are key factors in achieving successful outcomes and living joyful, productive lives. In an engaging dialogue, Christopher R. Brigham, MD ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Legal Series: Accommodating Expectant Parents in the Workplace

June 23, 2016This webinar focuses on the employer’s obligations for expectant parents in the workplace. Specifically, this session explores the applicability of both ADAAA and FMLA and applicable state leave laws. We ... Read More

Webinar Recording: ADAAA: What Should I Know About the Process

June 21, 2016Employers continue to find the ADAAA process challenging and the EEOC remains vigilant in the investigation of practices contrary to the intent, including: strict leave policies and the ADA, litigation ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Back to Basics: Jump-Starting Your Absence Management Program

June 16, 2016This webinar is designed to help employers who are launching an absence management program by providing them with best practices and tips for success — based on Guardian research and ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Employee Financial Wellness: One Size Does Not Fit All

June 9, 2016For the first time, today’s workforce includes several generations that are working side-by-side. While employees’ needs are more diverse than ever before, they have one thing in common: financial stress. ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Workplace Wellness: A Regulatory Alphabet Soup

June 2, 2016Workplace wellness programs can be an effective way to increase employee health and productivity while decreasing employee illness and leaves. Employers implementing these programs need to understand the constantly evolving ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Technology Tools for Disability and Absence

May 19, 2016The presentation discussed the tools that employers can use to help track and monitor employee absences. The messages included the impact of employee absence relative to productivity.  Topics included the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Avoiding Common Pitfalls in the Management of Employee Leaves

May 15, 2016This webinar covered: FMLA basics that still trip employers up Common mistakes in certifying leave Common employer mistakes in administration of FMLA Three examples of common mistakes Communication mistakes with ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Paid Parental Leave

April 19, 2016The United States is the only major industrialized nation that does not provide paid parental leave to workers. Paid maternity and/or paternity leave has begun to gain traction with three ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Legal Series — Reproductive Planning

March 24, 2016This session reviews applicable laws and obligations that an employer should consider when employees are contemplating pregnancy, surrogacy, infertility treatment, and adoption. Participants will learn about best practices for ensuring ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Cancer and Working: Supporting Your Employee from Diagnosis to Return to Work

February 16, 2016Cancer is one of the most prevalent health conditions in the U.S. and a leading cause of disability in the workplace. Medical advances have led to a higher rate of ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Results of the 5th Annual Leave Management Survey

February 10, 2016The results are in for the 5th annual survey of employer leave management practices and challenges. Hear from over 900 employers on how they manage all types of leaves. Spring Consulting ... Read More

Webinar Recording: What You Need to Know about Statutory Disability and Leaves in 2016

January 1, 2016This webinar builds on the introductory statutory disability presentations that Prudential has provided for the past two years. If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: ADAAA: What You Need to Know in 2015

January 1, 2016This webinar provides the latest updates on the ADA amendment. Presenters Daris Freeman, Assistant Counsel, Unum Rob Larson, Sr. Account Executive, Unum (facilitator) Terri Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, DMEC (moderator ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Transitional Return to Work: How to Navigate Unions

October 20, 2015This webinar explores how to implement a transitional return to work program with the buy-in and support of the local unions. Full content is available to DMEC members only. Please ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Complying with the Complexities of the ADA/ADAAA

October 8, 2015It is critical for an ADA/ADAAA compliance program to include consistent procedures and practices. Gaps in processes can have significant undesired impacts on an organization, affecting individual employees, the business ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Integration in the Eyes of the Beholder

September 24, 2015This session explores a number of enlightening integration concepts and strategies and how employers apply tailored integration strategies and approaches that best fit their needs, including: Various ways in which ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) FMLA Regulations and Legal Update

September 21, 2015This webinar provides an update on new, current, and pending FMLA regulations and legal cases. Keep up to date on this ever-evolving area of compliance. Full content is available to ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) What Employers Want in 2015

September 10, 2015This webinar features results from a 2015 employer survey conducted by Prudential in partnership with Greenwald & Associates. Employers struggle with administrating their absence and disability programs, and specifically the ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Wellness to Well-being, How Financial Security Fits

July 16, 2015Explore a number of strategies and best practices on how physical fitness and financial well-being can work together to create an overall approach to your wellness safety net. Full content ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Employee Engagement and Lost Productivity: How to Turn the Dial

June 9, 2015Employee engagement rates remain at an all time low in the United States and many employees view their relationship with their employer as purely financial. The days of employee/employer loyalty ... Read More

(Webinar recording) Multi-Generational Workforce: The Needs of the Sandwich Generation

May 26, 2015While managing each unique generation in the workforce has its challenges, managing the “sandwich generation” may present the greatest challenge when it comes to absence management. In 2012, 42% of ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse: How to Effectively Engage Providers and Return Employees to Work

May 26, 2015Employee engagement rates remain at an all time low in the United States and many employees view their relationship with their employer as purely financial. The days of employee/employer loyalty ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Using Metrics to Influence your Absence Management Program

April 16, 2015You have a lot of data, but what does it mean? This session will include the basics of disability, absence and productivity metrics, as well highlight newer concepts in program ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Behavioral Health Case Management: Getting People Back to Work

April 10, 2015Aetna reviews the challenges that Behavioral Health conditions pose on today’s employers and its unique approach to short term disability (STD) claim management. Significant reductions in behavioral health STD durations ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Behavioral Risk Survey

February 26, 2015This webinar summarizes the 2014 Disability Management Employer Coalition’s biennial survey which tracks employer strategies, advancements, prevalence, and effectiveness in the area of Behavioral Risk Management. These findings build on ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Fourth Annual Employer Leave Management Survey

January 22, 2015The results of the fourth annual survey of employer leave management practices and challenges are covered in this session. Spring partnered with DMEC to understand employer challenges in managing all ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) ADAAA: What You Need to Know in 2014

November 26, 2014Since the ADA was amended in 2009 and the new regulations came out in 2011, what are the courts and the EEOC addressing as compliance issues under the ADAAA? Join ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) State Mandated Disability Plans

November 25, 2014As companies expand across state lines and technology allows employees to work remotely all across the country, employers need to be aware of their obligations under state mandated disability plans ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Behavioral Health: Intervention Strategies for an Ambiguous Impairment

October 27, 2014By 2030 depression will rank first in economic disease burden among all high income countries. As depression and other behavioral health incidence increase, employers continue to find challenges in their ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Return to Work Best Practices Case Study

October 23, 2014Employers of all sizes can work to minimize the impact of unplanned employee absences on their businesses by implementing and carefully monitoring a return to work (RTW) program. MetLife shares ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Create a Culture of Health through the ICU or “I See You” Campaign

October 16, 2014Research suggests that a positive climate and a supportive workplace culture, expressed through leadership and values, may help enhance employee health and well-being. The ICU or “I See You” campaign, ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) FMLA Regulations and Legal Updates

October 9, 2014This webinar provides an update on new, current, and pending FMLA regulations and legal cases. Keep up to date on this ever-evolving area of compliance. Full content is available to ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) The Value of Creating Functional Job Descriptions

October 7, 2014Done properly, job analysis provides a comprehensive assessment of job duties, equipment, and work schedules. This webinar explores how it also defines essential duties and physical requirements of each job — ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Maximizing Your Health and Wellness Program

August 4, 2014The health care system is not easy to navigate on your own. Yet, as health care costs rise and policy and regulatory changes impact benefit plans, you have to review ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Treating the Diagnoses — The Right and Wrong Way of Managing Claims

July 16, 2014The diagnosis plays a critical role in regards to Behavioral Health (BH) claims. It is the diagnosis that drives the treatment plan. Without a diagnosis, appropriate treatment can’t be administered ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Teaching your RTW Program New Accommodation Tricks

June 20, 2014This webinar reviews recent employer research regarding RTW and accommodations. A vocational rehabilitation specialist discusses common workplace tasks and strategies for accommodation from simple, low cost solutions, to more complex ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) The Affordable Care Act: Current Impact

June 13, 2014The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in effect since the beginning of the year. This webinar provides an update on the act including statistics related to participation in the ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Navigating the ADA: Do’s, Don’ts, and What Everyone Else is Doing

May 23, 2014The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is complicated and confusing. Many employers describe it as a administrative minefield, where a small misinterpretation can have major legal consequences. In 2013, Reed ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Issues and Strategies: Reframing Workplace Mental Health

May 2, 2014This one-hour presentation offers an overview of the Wellness Works! approach to the issues of mental health in the workplace, framed through the lens of psychological health and safety, disability ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) The Multi-Generational Workforce: The Puzzle That is Generation Y

April 22, 2014We are in a multi-generational workforce like we have not experienced in the past. The four generations currently active in the workforce make employers uncertain as to what type of ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Overcoming the Challenges and Understanding the Risks of Integration

April 10, 2014This webinar explores the some of the obstacles employers may be facing as they evolve to a more integrated approach to managing a variety of employee absence types, including: workers’ ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Effective Absence Management & the Changing Environment

March 11, 2014Successful and effective absence management takes into account the difference causes of absence and has, as a key objective, enabling a fast and safe return to work. In a fast-paced, ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Turnkey Resources to Increase Awareness of Depression at the Workplace

March 6, 2014Right Direction is an educational initiative created to raise awareness about depression, reduce stigma, and encourage people who need help to seek it. Jointly created by the Partnership for Workplace ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) The Psychology of Return to Work

February 19, 2014Every absence from work has a psychological component associated with its return to productivity. Transitional return to work goes a long way to help an employee feel prepared for that ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Results of the Third Annual Leave Management Survey

February 13, 2014The results of the third annual survey of employer leave management practices and challenges are presented. Spring partnered with DMEC to understand employer challenges in managing all types of leaves, ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) ADAAA, Return to Work & Leave Policies

December 3, 2013Since the ADA was amended in 2009 and the new regulations came out in 2011, what are the courts and the EEOC addressing as compliance issues under the ADAAA? This ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Best Practices & Lessons Learned: FMLA Implementation

December 2, 2013This webinar covers FMLA best practices and lessons learned based on over 100 FMLA customer implementations. Key topics reviewed include what the customer should expect from the vendor, the customer’s ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Beyond the Disease, Cancer Survivors at Work

November 27, 2013This webinar explores current cancer incidence and survivor trends, cancer survivor productivity challenges, and cancer survivor and caretaker psychological adjustment challenges. Participants also will learn about practical ways to preserve ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) FMLA Regulations & Legal Update

November 25, 2013A leading attorney and senior FMLA officer from the US Department of Labor (USDOL) provides an update on new, current, and pending FMLA regulations. Attendees will leave with a better ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) What Employers Need to Know About State Mandated Disability Plans

November 23, 2013As companies expand across state lines and technology allows employees to work remotely all across the country, employers need to be aware of their obligations under state mandated disability plans ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) The Value of Disability Income Protection

November 21, 201361% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and 70% of private sector employees lack long term disability insurance. 70% of HR leaders say employers have a responsibility to protect employee ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) State Leave Laws: A Political and Philosophical Discussion

August 9, 2013State leave laws are ever changing and evolving, and present complexities when layered on top of federal rights. This session discusses what has happened — and what IS happening — ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Disability Management and a Culture of Health

July 30, 2013Many employers offer a of variety health and wellness programs to employees but in a siloed way. This session provides tips about how to use your health management, disease management, ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Making Voluntary Benefits Relevant for the Future Workforce

July 26, 2013Remember when HR was an actual place in the building with a sign on the door? When pensions prevailed and benefit packages were generous? When “like” was valley girl, not ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Best Practices in Managing Intermittent Leaves

June 24, 2013In the 20 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted, intermittent leaves have proved an administrative challenge for employers. MetLife shares best practices and lessons learned ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) The Nuts and Bolts of Return to Work

June 21, 2013In today’s environment, many employers are doing more with less, and a healthy and productive workforce is crucial to the organizations vision and goals. This is why returning employees who ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Productive Aging: Stay at Work and Return to Work Strategies for an Aging Workforce

June 17, 2013This session presented RTW strategies as a follow-up to the findings from the Cornell Study on the Aging Workforce. Disability currently costs employers approximately 8-15% of payroll and these costs ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Cornell Study: Leading Disability & Absence Management Practices for the Aging Workforce

March 14, 2013The increase in the number of older workers is being monitored carefully by many organizations who both want to retain the expertise of the mature workforce but also limit possible ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Workplace Warriors Revisited: Challenges, Opportunities & Lessons Learned from Deployment

January 24, 2013In 2007, the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) convened its Workplace Warrior Think Tank to explore how employers can respond to the military deployment and reintegration of employees serving their ... Read More

(Webinar Recording) Results of the Second Annual Leave Management Survey

January 17, 2013The final results are released on the annual study of employer leave management practices and challenges. The conclusions and takeaways are outlined to help you do your job better in ... Read More