When Unum benefits plans overlap with your FMLA leave management efforts, we have group disability, life insurance and long term care policy amendments that can:
Changes in benefit levels for your entire workforce may affect an individual employee's coverage. If you have had FMLA claims or pre-existing condition investigations, we'll need a copy of your HR Family and Medical leave policy and written documentation that an FMLA leave was approved by you.
These group insurance policy amendments are available to any size company that wants to continue coverage during approved leaves consistent with the company's written leave policies and procedures, even if they are not subject to the FMLA.
Unum's FMLA and State Leave Management Service (LMS) acts as an extension of your human resources staff by responding to employees' requests for leave on your behalf, including FMLA-required specific notices, evaluating certification/documentation, requesting recertification and providing daily and weekly leave reports for you.
Unum's LMS administers more than 100 state leave laws providing some level of job protection in the following categories:
This service is available to businesses with 100 or more employees.
Remember that Unum products and services may include additional resources such as HR/BenefitsAnswersNow, a web-based resource designed as a single source of answers to thousands of HR and benefits questions. It includes an HR course handbook featuring education for your HR staff and all state and federal employment laws, including recent state law changes. The site is organized in a question-and-answer format that's easy to use, even allowing employers to receive their choice of several monthly newsletters and the ability to access, modify and use hundreds of sample policies, plans and procedures.
Of note with regard specifically to the FMLA and state leave laws, this resource includes:
If you currently don't have access to HR/BenefitsAnswersNow, contact your Unum representative for more information about which Unum products include this resource. HR/BenefitsAnswersNow is provided by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer company, one of the top information providers in the legal, tax and regulatory markets in the U.S. and Europe.
The U.S. Department of Labor maintains an extensive online website dedicated to FMLA compliance, including:
To use this website, visit http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/index.htm.