Webinar Recording: Results of the 11th Annual Leave Management Survey

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As leave management grows in complexity, so do the questions plaguing absence and disability professionals. If you’ve ever wondered about the leave benefits offered by others in your industry, or sought a benchmark for your leave management processes, this is a recording you won’t want to miss!

DMEC partnered with Spring Consulting Group for the 11th year in a row to conduct the DMEC Employer Leave Management Survey. We gathered information from employers around the nuances of leave management practices, and explored everything from what’s being outsourced, to the caseloads of managing internal and external staff, and the technology used. The 2021 survey took a deep dive into leave plan design for short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), paid parental, paid family, sick, vacation, and PTO so employers can benchmark their programs against others of similar size and industry. The questions included details such as funding, waiting periods, elimination periods, benefit amounts, and benefit durations.

This session breaks down the findings of the 2021 survey, discusses the trajectory of ongoing trends, and examines the emergence of new observations. You’ll leave equipped with tools and takeaways to address ongoing and emerging issues in the absence and disability management industry


  • Karen English, Senior Vice President, Spring Consulting Group, LLC
  • Lai-Sahn Hackett, Director of Market Research, Spring Consulting Group, LLC
  • Terri Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, DMEC


This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.

Full content is available to DMEC members only.

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If you are not a DMEC member, we encourage you to join. DMEC members have access to white papers, case studies, @Work magazine articles, free webinars, legislative updates, and much more. These resources will assist you in building an effective and compliant integrated absence management program, saving you time, resources, and money. Learn more.

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