The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was intended to promote disability inclusion. The Amendments Act then broadened the definition of disability and directed employers to interact and focus on providing reasonable accommodations. To comply with the legal requirements, employers have responsibilities, and the law can be complex.
Since its inception, Unum resources have provided support for employers as they try to follow ADA and ADAAA guidelines. As a solutions-oriented leader in disability benefits, we understand the difficulties that employers and their management teams face when employees need help staying at work or returning to work.
As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) increased its focus on disability after the ADAAA passed, Unum began identifying ways we could further help employers with their obligations. We leveraged our ADA expertise and expanded our offering to include additional interactive support for employers.
With a flexible service model that aligns with an employer’s ADA compliance needs, Unum’s ADA Services include three levels of support:
At every level, our team of experts will help the employer evaluate potential modification options or decide whether extended leave might be a reasonable accommodation.
Unum’s primary role in providing this service is to deliver an efficient, effective, uniform process for obtaining medical and other job-related information that will enable employers to make informed decisions in compliance with the law.
Unum’s commitment to ADA support is unmatched in the industry, and we’ve created the most comprehensive service to meet the needs of our customers and their employees. Expect future updates about our additional services.
To learn more about Unum’s ADA Services*, please contact your Unum representative.
*ADA Services are available to Unum’s Leave Management clients with short and long term disability coverage and more than 2,000 covered lives.