From FMLA to return to work, absence management programs can improve employee morale, streamline your costs, and ensure your organization remains on the right side of federal- and state-mandated regulations and guidelines.
Between the ADA, state- and federal-guidelines, and other regulations governing employee absence and return to work, there’s ample opportunity for your organization’s HR department to get tripped up and fall out of compliance. That can be costly — not only do you run the risk of incurring fines, it also opens you up to potential legal action. A robust absence management program can ensure that your organization stays on the right side of the law.
Absence management programs that practice active case management and leverage clinical expertise can help your employees transition back to work sooner rather than later. It can also assist employees during the transition, developing proactive return-to-work strategies for your organization.
The savings that come from not paying fines due to compliance issues and not losing additional productivity due to employee absence add up. Absence management programs can enable your organization to take advantage of these savings.
With a well-integrated absence management program, you can take advantage of real-time, data-driven insights. Know your trends and total cost of absence at any time.
One of the advantages of choosing a partner that manages all absences is that employees get the convenience of working with the same provider for everything, resulting in a consistent experience every time. This seamlessness also allows employees to feel valued during an absence — especially if the absence is the result of a hardship — a factor that can make all the difference when it comes to whether they return.
Does your absence management program deliver these benefits? Contact us today to learn more.