What’s striking about the official start of Ben Carson’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is that the announcement of his candidacy is, arguably, the second most important thing happening in his life this week.
Carson’s mother, Sonya Carson, who has been coping with Alzheimer’s disease since 2011, is said to be critically ill in Dallas. Carson is canceling a big campaign trip to Iowa so he can be with his mother.
One thought is that this fits in with the Disability Insurance Awareness Month campaign, which started Friday.
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These days, many disability insurers are offering employers stand-alone absence management services.
Carson’s situation illustrates how a need to be absent can affect anyone, at any time. Even the most inconvenient time.