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disability management

The Challenge

At Advocate Health Care, we offer a disability management program for both short term and long term non-work-related injury and illness. It is our goal to maximize your employee benefits while ensuring quality care. We work with your employee and their physician to facilitate a prompt, safe return to work. This allows you to maintain a neutral position relative to your disabled employee. In addition, we conduct medical reviews, assess appropriate length of time off, maintain contact with all care providers, and offer restricted duty, job modification and Americans with Disabilities Act consultation services.

Program Benefits

  • Quick and safe return to work
  • Reduced lost time expenses
  • Reduced replacement costs or downtime
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased employee morale
  • Ongoing support to disabled employees 

Program Features

  • Active communication
  • Multidisciplinary approach and clinical determination of your employee's job readiness
  • Individual case review
  • Job readiness training program 

A closer look at our management process:

Active communication
Active communication is maintained among your employee, their treating physician, their manager and human resources department ensuring:

  • Employee confidentiality while you are kept informed of restrictions, accommodations and work status
  • Ongoing written documentation to your employee's manager indicating their disability status
  • Ongoing correspondence among your employee, their case manager and treating physician with regard to their current treatment plan 

Multidisciplinary approach and clinical determination of your employee's job readiness
A successful disability management program is lead by a clinical determination of your employee's job readiness and utilizes active involvement of your employee's:

  • Treating physician
  • Registered nurse case manager
  • Vocational rehabilitation specialist
  • Occupational health physician, and
  • Additional health care providers as necessary 

Individual case review
We look at each of your disabled employees' cases individually, taking into consideration their:

  • Previous medical history
  • Current health status
  • Lifestyle
  • Demographics 

Job readiness training program
In the event your employee is unable to return to his/her previous job, we offer a job readiness program including:

  • Vocational evaluation
  • Enhancing their interviewing skills
  • Support and guidance throughout their job search 

Share our Success

Advocate Health Care has been managing its own associates disability costs since 1995. The graph below outlines our success.






Control your company's disability costs

Protect your employee's health

Ensure a quick and safe return to work

Call Now

To schedule a complimentary, in-house presentation and consultation call Advocate Business Relations Department 1.800.230.6422.

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