One of the biggest challenges employers face with disability management is handling an employee’s specific health condition. I often hear from employers who aren’t comfortable with the return-to-work process and are curious about outsourced programs.

However, while they’re interested in return-to-work support, many employers are nervous about making a change because they think they would lose control over the process or that a third party won’t understand their organization and its specific needs. These fears are common, as a recent LIMRA study noted that most employers feel there are downsides to outsourcing their return-to-work program.

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