Labels Hurt Everyone.

At The Standard, we can help you erase this unfair impression with our comprehensive approach to disability management. Our Workplace PossibilitiesSM program provides your employees with access to mental health, nurse and vocational consultants who can apply their stay-at-work and return-to-work expertise to an employee's unique situation.

Learn How Our Proactive Approach Can Help 

The Standard’s Reasonable Accommodation Expense Benefit
is among the most generous in the industry. The benefit, which is
available through Group Long Term Disability insurance from The Standard,
allows for customized support for an individual and his or her unique situation.

Increasing Productivity While Minimizing Costs

Poor employee health can be costly to an organization. That’s why our approach goes beyond the typical stay-at-work and return-to-work programs, and helps employers realize rapid and measurable reductions in disability-related costs.

Download our infographic to learn more about costs associated with lost productivity due to absenteeism or presenteeism.

Are you aware of how reduced output associated with lost productivity and time spent addressing health issues can add up? Use our calculator to learn how your company may be affected.

Every Disability insurance policy from The Standard
includes a comprehensive set of provisions to support
employees returning to work. These provisions are brought to life
by our team of experts who collaborate early to tailor a plan for
the individual to ensure that he or she returns to work
the right way and at the right time.

Get more tips on how to help your employees who experience medical conditions at work.

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The Cost of
Lost Productivity

Is Lost Productivity
Affecting Your Company's
Bottom Line?

Too often, an employee with
an illness, can feel labeled as unproductive and too costly. 

Diagnosed with a mental illness and not knowing where to turn, we helped a mechanic find the help he needed to return to work.

A finance manager being treated for cancer really wanted to get back to work, so we developed a phased plan that worked with his recovery.

After a bike accident left him paralyzed, we helped a lawyer get the accommodations needed to return to work, at no cost to his employee.

We ergonomically evaluated a school administrator suffering from debilitating back pain, and then customized his workstation to meet his individual needs.


A Comprehensive Approach to Disability Management

Workplace Possibilities consultants identify opportunities to keep employees, who may be at risk of a disability, on the job and get those who go out on a disability leave back to work sooner — all while reducing the burden on your HR department. Watch our video to see how personalized support can help keep your employees safe and productive. 

Comprehensive Accommodations Support

Understanding the importance of increasing employee productivity and helping to mitigate time out of the office helps differentiate your organization and retain valuable employees. These tools can help you implement an accommodations process and help get your management team on board.

View this presentation that includes insights into why reasonable accommodations are an important way to support your workforce.

Read our white paper to learn more about helping employees with mental health conditions in the workplace.

Listen to a podcast from Workplace Possibilities disability and productivity consultant Sandy Johnson that discusses the importance of training managers on identifying and supporting employees with disabling conditions.

Share this document that includes tips for your company’s management team on how to recognize employees who need assistance and why supporting them through the accommodations process is essential for success.

We Believe

that employees with disabilities and chronic conditions can be productive and excel in the workplace

Our Approach

focuses on contributing with employers to help them do what's right for their employees

Tips to Help You Accommodate Employees Following ADAAA Guidelines

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), an extension of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), significantly redefines what “disability” is and who qualifies. We’re here to help you not only do what’s right for your employees, but also ensure your company is observing its obligations under the law.

Learn more about tailored accommodations under the ADAAA that help employees who are experiencing depression.

Find out how you can assist employees with cancer through tailored accommodations required under the ADAAA.

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