Webinar Recording: The Far-Reaching Impact of Disability Plans

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Common disability plan provisions can have far-reaching impacts on your organization. Understanding these offerings is the foundation for navigating common reasons for denial that lead to employee appeals and escalations. The reach of these plans goes far beyond the plan itself; disability plan durations influence the health — and ultimately, the absence rates — of your workforce, inform an organization’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) strategy, and impact overall absence program compliance.

In this session, we explored basic disability plan design provisions and connections to employers’ overarching health and productivity and DEIA strategies. We reviewed common denial reasons and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requirements for claims and appeals purposes.


  • Christina Korona, J.D., Senior Compliance Manager, Alight
  • Sheri Pullen, Senior Compliance Manager, Alight


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.

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