Webinar Recording: Benefit Evolution – The Next Generation of Short-Term Disability, Workers’ Compensation, and PFML

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Can short-term disability (STD), workers’ compensation, and paid family and medical leave (PFML) coexist? Indeed they can, and in fact, some states require it. These income protection provisions serve as vital safety nets — safeguarding employees’ physical, mental, and financial health. If PFML is heading to your state, it may look different than you think. An increasing number of states are introducing optional PFML programs, providing employers with greater flexibility. Additionally, short-term disability policies are undergoing transformations. When combined with workers’ compensation, it results in a comprehensive support program.

In this session, we provided updates on these leave programs and offered insights into their collaborative dynamics.


  • Megan Holstein, Head of Absence Management, The Hartford
  • Allison Scaia, VP of Strategic Initiatives, The Hartford


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.