Few laws cause more frustration for employers than the Family and
Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The ever-changing regulatory landscape can make it difficult for
employers who do not have compliance and clinical expertise to manage
absence programs effectively and efficiently. Cigna has designed two new
offerings to address the needs of employers whether they choose to
manage these programs in-house or opt for an outsourced solution.
Cigna Leave Solutions® can now provide employers the
ability to pair the outsourcing of ADA programs with their FML services
with its new ADA Administration Services. This new optional
service results in a more integrated, holistic view of employee absence
management within an organization and provides employees with access to
vocational counselors to support them in their accommodation needs.
“The logical pairing of ADA and FML administration will remove some of
the compliance burden from employers,” said Mark Marsters, senior
vice president of operations for Cigna’s disability insurance business.
“Cigna’s clinical focus helps engage employees earlier in health
promotion programs while supporting employers in more efficiently
managing their workplace accommodation processes.”
For employers who manage FML administration in-house, Cigna created Cigna
Absence AssistantSM, a program that
provides human resource personnel access to the latest compliance
resources, administrative best practices, vocational staff and clinical
expertise. The online compliance tool, in particular, will help human
resource personnel stay current on federal and state FML laws and assist
them in making consistent and compliant decisions.
“Employers who keep all their FML and ADA administration in-house still
want to reduce compliance burdens, regulatory risks and employee
absences,” said Marsters. “Cigna Absence Assistant provides the latest
resources to help human resource personnel do the very best for their
company’s employees, while also protecting the company from compliance
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company
dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense
of security. All products and services are provided exclusively through
operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut
General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company,
Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company
of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of
health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy
and vision care benefits, and other related products including group
life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales
capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has approximately 70
million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about
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Source: Cigna Corporation