Among all of their other responsibilities, your clients in HR ultimately want to serve as advocates for their employees and protect their organizations’ productivity. One of the most tangible ways to demonstrate a commitment to both is by helping employees who are at risk of, or are returning from, a disability leave through reasonable accommodations. Yet, a new study shows a major gap in HR managers’ understanding of how to implement an employee accommodation.

According to recent research from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard), nearly 50% of HR managers have little to no knowledge of how to implement a reasonable accommodation. In addition, HR managers only have about eight hours per month to assist employees with disabilities. These findings highlight an important opportunity for brokers to help educate their clients on the type of assistance a group disability plan can offer.

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