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2022 DMEC Virtual Vendor Showcase

September 29, 20222022 DMEC Virtual Vendor Showcase Wednesday, Nov. 9 12:00-2:00 pm ET Whether you insource, outsource, or anything in between, we know how daunting the absence management product and service selection ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Driving Change in Your Leave Administration Program

September 28, 2022Changes abound within your workforce, work environments, and the leave landscape. Shifts in who will work, what work looks like, where we work, and when we work is driving significant ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Paid Sick Leave vs. Paid Medical Leave – Beyond the Basics

September 23, 2022In April 2022, we presented a back-to-basics webinar exploring the interplay between paid sick leave and paid medical leave. This follow-up webinar moved past the basics and addressed more advanced ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Preparing for the Upcoming Oregon and Colorado PFML Programs

September 22, 2022Effective Jan. 1, 2023, both Oregon and Colorado will start collecting contributions for the state-funded paid family and medical leave (PFML) plans. While the actual benefits go live in September ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Absence Management – Take The Absence Challenge

September 19, 2022Although the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around for several years, many employers still struggle with knowing and applying the law. Compliance remains one of the top ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Strategies For Ensuring a Quality Behavioral Health IME

July 14, 2022Independent medical exams (IMEs) are a valuable tool for employers challenging questionable claims. But navigating the process, particularly for a behavioral health claim, can be an even greater challenge. Many ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Right Mix – Shaping a Compliant and Supportive Paid Leave Program

July 12, 2022How do you create a leave program that meets the needs of employees while making sure you’re in compliance with administrative and legal requirements? In this session, we guided you ... Read More

Webinar Recording: What Employers Need to Know about Statutory PFML Plans

June 22, 2022The rapid adoption of statutory paid family and medical leave (PFML) laws is enough to make heads spin. And it’s impacting a growing number of industry professions. In the 2021 ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Are Your Behavioral Health Benefits Working?

June 21, 2022The recent global health crisis has dramatically increased the prevalence and severity of mental health challenges, and the working world has seen the impact. These challenges can disrupt employees’ ability ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Ins and Outs of Workplace Accommodations

May 19, 2022The definition of a workplace has expanded greatly in the past several years — impacting both when and how organizations conduct business. As a result, we’ve seen shifts in accommodation ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Stay-at-Work Game Has Changed – What Will Your Normal Look Like?

May 5, 2022Remote work is no longer just a temporary solution to get through the pandemic, but an indefinite format for the workforce. And it’s here to stay. Is permanent remote work ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Data-Driven Claims Management for Improved Outcomes

April 21, 2022Absence and disability management professionals work hard to identify and leverage the tools at their disposal. Data is one of the most valuable assets available for managing disability claims. Whether ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Quantify This – A Guide to Benchmarking Best Practices

April 20, 2022How does your lost time experience compare to your competition? Is your workplace safer? Are your employees more likely to go out on short-term disability (STD) or long-term disability (LTD)? ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Paid Sick Leave vs. Paid Medical Leave – Back to Basics

April 7, 2022Paid sick leave versus paid medical leave — the 2010s were the decade of paid sick leave laws, and the 2020s are shaping up to be the decade of paid ... Read More

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

March 2, 2022As 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 ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Have You Checked Your Vitals Recently? Healthcare Research & Industry Trends

February 22, 2022Since the start of the pandemic, employers have been struggling with how to support their workforces. This is especially true for the millions of front-line healthcare workers who are experiencing ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Next Level Leave Administration – FMLA Guidance for 2022 and Beyond

February 10, 2022Human resources professionals are feeling the pressure of being tasked with understanding and navigating multiple intersecting leave laws while guiding their workforce through the complexity of the leave landscape. To ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Vaccine Mandates, Exemptions, and Accommodations

January 20, 2022As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on, the complexity of absence requests and accommodations continue to expand. Many employers are now faced with looming vaccine mandates, along with the inevitable vaccine ... Read More

Webinar Recording: 3 Key Areas to Fortify Your Leave Administration Plan Strategy

December 9, 2021Administering absence, disability, and accommodations can be fraught with challenges. Employers should fortify their approach by holistically and systematically addressing challenges across three foundational areas of focus: compliance, technology, and ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Leveraging Technology to Improve Leave Programs

December 7, 2021While many employers have juggled remote and hybrid work alternatives for the past 18+ months with efficiency, the physical separation of employees from the workplace continues to pose challenges. How ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Statutory Paid Leaves – What You Need to Know for 2022

November 18, 2021If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, Connecticut, Colorado, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and/or Washington state ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Crucial Considerations for the Changing Workplace

November 17, 2021There is no doubt that our workplace is in the midst of a permanent shift. Strategic employers are working to understand the shifts and get out ahead. New leave laws, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave 101 – Preparations for Success

November 11, 2021Ready or not, Connecticut’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) benefits will become available to employees on Jan. 1, 2022. This session walked through the distinctions between the state ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Masks, Vaccine Mandates, and More Remote Work? Insights for 2022!

November 4, 2021After the unexpected events of 2020, 2021 has been anything but predictable. As the year began, vaccines were rolling out and mask mandates eventually started to lift. Many employers, in ... Read More

Webinar Recording: West Region Compliance Update

October 28, 2021The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. DMEC’s annual compliance update webinar series is intended to help employers who might be struggling to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Midwest Region Compliance Update

October 26, 2021The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. DMEC’s annual compliance update webinar series is intended to help employers who might be struggling to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: South Region Compliance Update

October 21, 2021The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. DMEC’s annual compliance update webinar series is intended to help employers who might be struggling to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Northeast Region Compliance Update

October 19, 2021The compliance landscape surrounding absence and disability management is changing at a dizzying pace. DMEC’s annual compliance update webinar series is intended to help employers who might be struggling to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Onboarding Your TPA – Creative Strategies to Avoid Common Implementation Pitfalls

October 12, 2021Onboarding a third-party administrator (TPA) to manage leaves for your organization is one of the most important projects an HR department can take on. Whether you are outsourcing, cosourcing for ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Compliance & Empathy – Creating a Balanced ADA Program for a Post-Pandemic Workplace

October 5, 2021We have all felt the extraordinary effects of the pandemic. These experiences have pushed employees to change their perceptions about what really matters. Employees are placing more value than ever ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Ready, Set, Go! The Evolution of PFML Preparedness

September 30, 2021Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) has become an increasingly prevalent benefit as additional jurisdictions pass legislation to support their employees. As more legislation is approved, the challenge of learning ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Workplace Resilience and Well-being – Unique Strategies for Life Beyond COVID-19

September 28, 2021Our workforce has experienced many physical, mental, and financial health challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. These stresses have exacerbated pre-existing conditions, introduced a myriad of new health ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Think Absence Management Is Slowing Down? Think Again! 5 Reasons Why It’s Not & What You Can Do to Prepare

September 23, 2021In the past five years, there has been a surge of new legislation regarding paid and unpaid leave, and the concept of the workplace and employee benefits expectations have rapidly ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Pandemic’s Impact on Collective Mental Health

September 21, 2021In 2020, employers saw a significant increase in demand for mental health services as workers faced unprecedented challenges. Employees have endured months and months of challenges and stressors, functioning in ... Read More

Webinar Recording: True FMLA Stories from Recent Court Opinions

September 14, 2021When dealing with leaves of absence, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) statute sets the framework, while the regulations provide more detail, and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) opinion ... Read More

Webinar Recording: 5 Things You Need to Know About Absence in a Post-COVID Workplace

September 9, 2021Like so many areas of our industry impacted by the pandemic, the handling of occupational injuries saw its own evolution over the past year and a half. Despite challenges brought ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Return to the Workplace and ADA Considerations

July 27, 2021Companies of all industries and sizes were impacted by the pandemic, most notably by the massive shift from in-office work environments to the new work-from-home model. As offices begin to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Helping Your Workforce Navigate the Medicare Maze

July 21, 2021Employer obligations have evolved over the years. From strengthening the physical and emotional well-being of their workforce to providing insight into tax questions, employers often find themselves lost in a ... Read More

Recording: DMEC Virtual Vendor Showcase (July 2021)

July 19, 2021Whether you insource, outsource, or anything in between, we know how daunting the absence management product and service selection process can be. As an employer, knowing which solutions are available ... Read More

Webinar Recording: CSR 101 – Unlocking Business Value Through Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

June 24, 2021Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can benefit organizations in many ways. Studies suggest approximately 85% of consumers have a more positive impression of a company that supports a cause they care ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Using Technology and Data to Drive Better Behavioral Health Outcomes

June 23, 2021The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the interconnectedness between physical, mental, and financial health. Imbalances in any one of these areas often create barriers for employees on leave to return to ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Time Out – A Path to Improving Employee Well-Being

June 17, 2021The global workforce has been facing a mental health crisis. Physical, mental, social, and financial health have all seen a marked decline over the past year, and more and more ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Keeping the ADA Straight – State by State

May 18, 2021Staying on top of ADA trends can be a daunting task, especially with states enacting their own specific laws in addition to the federal requirements. With differing definitions of disability ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Future of the Workplace in the Post COVID-19 Era

May 11, 2021We have passed the one year anniversary since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has changed the workplace in so many ways. As the country moves toward the ... Read More

Webinar Recording: COVID-19’s Lasting Effects on Mental Health and Cognitive Abilities

May 6, 2021After a year of struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic, most will agree that the unforeseen effects from the virus are still with us. Many people diagnosed with coronavirus have reported ... Read More

Webinar Recording: ADA Basics

April 29, 2021In this session, we tackled the nuts and bolts of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a deep dive into the foundational components of the law. This event featured ... Read More

Webinar Recording: FMLA Basics

April 21, 2021Although the FMLA was signed into law over 25 years ago, understanding its requirements can be overwhelming. This event featured a recording of our FMLA Basics webinar, which walked participants ... Read More

Webinar Recording: The Leave Management Evolution – Employer Response to COVID-19’s Disruption

February 25, 2021The COVID-19 pandemic has been an exercise in agility, empathy, and innovation for employers across the globe. As we examine the changes of the past year — including economic uncertainty, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Practical Steps to Address the FMLA/PFL Knowledge Gap

February 24, 2021The absence management industry has come a long way, but employees are often challenged to understand the leave entitlement process and absence resources available to them. Through a multi-year survey, ... Read More

Webinar Recording: New Year, New Insights – Challenges and Best Practices

February 17, 2021The importance of leave was reinforced during 2020 with the unprecedented circumstances brought on by COVID-19. Human resource professionals nationwide were once again tasked with understanding and navigating multiple leave ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Results of the 10th Annual Leave Management Survey

February 11, 2021DMEC partnered with Spring Consulting for the 10th year in a row to conduct our Employer Leave Management Survey. We gathered information from employers around the nuances of leave management ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Your Questions Answered! A Follow Up to FMLA Certifications

February 4, 2021Certifications under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continue to challenge employers of all industries and sizes. Our 2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: FMLA Certifications – A Step-by-Step Guide took a ... Read More

Webinar Recording: Understanding Connecticut Paid Family & Medical Leave

January 14, 2021Employers have been scrambling to keep up as the maze of new and updated paid family and medical leave (PFML) laws continue to unfold. Contributions for Connecticut’s PFML statute started ... Read More