Employers use a disability management program to assist employees who cannot work due to injury or illness. A successful integrated program’s key components are senior management support, cross-functional team approach, centralized claim reporting, and common claim management protocols.
This program’s benefits are cost savings to the business, expediated health care, employee recruitment, and retention. Signs that your disability program needs an update are employees often wait a week or more before reporting a disability, there is no return on your return to work program, and transitional return to work duties are rarely explored. Other signs are supervisors and human resource managers don’t do enough to communicate with disabled employees, and employers don’t share enough with medical providers.
To conclude, talk to an HR representative and find out more about this program and how it can add value to your business.