Integrating disability and health care programs can be a great way for benefits advisors to help employers control total benefits costs and improve productivity.
A good integrated program includes the following key components:
The health coverage administrators notify disability coverage administrators as quickly as possible about the potential for an employee to file a disability claim.
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Disability nurses work with health care case managers to coordinate medical and return-to-work plans.
Disability and health care operations work together to ensure that employees make the most of resources available to them through their employers, such as disease management programs and employee assistance programs.