Leave and Absence Management

Unum helps you support your employees when they need it most

When employees have productive time off, they have more productive time on the clock. We're committed to being your partner — from leave planning and preparation to helping your employees transition back into the workplace.

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The value of Leave and Absence Management

Mental and physical well-being are paramount to productivity

At Unum, we recognize that life doesn't always give you a heads up and that sometimes you have no choice but to face a challenge head-on. We believe that productive time off can lead to more productive time on the clock, and we're willing to bet that your employees agree.

FMLA, ADA, PFL, DBL — it sounds complicated, and it is. That's why we're here to offer expert assistance. Our Leave and Absence Management team can ensure that your organization is in compliance with the ever-changing laws and make sure that your employees are getting the time off they're entitled to — helping you avoid costly fines and legal fees.

Learn more about the Family and Medical Leave Act

FMLA Employer Handbook

Information you need to know about navigating FMLA and ADA requirements, including eligibility, intermittent leave, and compliance issues.

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Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Programs by State

Stay up to date with changing leave laws and new requirements for employers in states across the country.

How Unum Leave and Absence Management works

Manage your employees' time off with confidence

Handled incorrectly, an employee's job-protected leave can turn into a business risk, putting a company and its management in a position to be held liable for a mishandled situation. Save time and money, and mitigate risk, by working with our proven Leave and Absence Management team.

When you work with Unum, you get access to experts who can answer questions, review guidelines and provide information regarding a job-protected medical or family leave of absence.

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Leave management professionals partner with your managers and employees to verify employee eligibility and track reported absences.

Excel when it comes compliance

  • Guaranteed compliance
  • Direct real-time access to our employment attorneys
  • Actively manage over 225 state leave laws
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Our proprietary system ensures accuracy and consistency. Leave requests from all areas of your company are managed uniformly, in accordance with state and federal laws.

Make your workforce more productive

  • Custom absence and productivity assessment
  • Plans to prevent, plan for and recover from employee absences
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Filing is easy. Just call one toll-free number. You get a single point of contact for filing disability claims and reporting absences. We also offer active recertification management when leave is intermittent or the duration is uncertain.

Improve employee retention and recruiting

  • Ensure your leave program stacks up with industry benchmarks
  • Create a custom plan that fits your retention and recruiting needs
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Powered by LeaveLogic software, employees can navigate benefit, family choices and manager feedback all in one place. And you'll save time and money by automating compliance with company policies, as well as state, federal and local regulations.
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Unum keeps employers and employees informed, with daily status updates available. We also provide correspondence and forms that integrate leave and disability coverage.

Features of this service include:

  • Determination of leave eligibility
  • Approval/denial correspondence
  • Secure tracking of all requests and absences
  • Ability to track leaves concurrently with disability claims
  • Complete documentation for each case
  • Detailed reports on usage
  • Online tracking tools and resources
  • Administration for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Commonly asked questions about Leave and Absence Management