Workplace Possibilities Program

Raise Productivity. Reduce Costs. Improve Outcomes.

When employers choose our Group Short Term and Long Term Disability insurance, they get more than a product. They get Workplace PossibilitiesSM.1 This proactive, whole-person approach to disability provides customized solutions to help employees stay at work or return sooner.

Stay-at-work focus. Our onsite2 consultants work with employees proactively. They also coach managers on how to spot employees needing support and refer them to our program. This early intervention helps keep employees on the job with a full paycheck.

Treating the whole person. We look at the range of factors that can delay an employee’s recovery from a physical — or behavioral — condition. Then we tailor a plan to help the individual return to work quickly and safely.

Bringing expertise to employers. We offer access to local, on-site support.2 Consultants can integrate into an organization’s culture and make a personal connection with employees. They can help ease the burden on HR by working directly with employees, coordinating available benefits. Consultants also help employers with Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act accommodations.3

Achieving Real Results

Stay at Work

  • 92% of employees who participated in the program successfully stayed at work.4,5
  • The program helped avoid more than $15 million in direct claim costs and 125,000 lost workdays.4,5

Return to Work

  • 64% of employees who participated in the program successfully returned to work.4
  • The program helped avoid almost $40 million in direct claim costs and 330,000 lost workdays.4
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Turning Possibilities Into Reality

Visit the Workplace Possibilities blog for best practices and success stories shared by our consultants.

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Remote Workers

Wondering how employers can offer support outside the workplace? Explore the issues, logistics and solutions.

Calculate your company's lost productivity costs.

How Much Are You Losing?

Calculate your company's lost productivity costs.

Tour the Workplace Possibilities Center and see examples of worksite modifications that can help manage disabilities.

See the Possibilities

Tour the Workplace Possibilities Center and see examples of worksite modifications that can help manage disabilities.

Watch a short video for a closer look at how the program helps turn disabilities into possibilities at the workplace.

Take a Closer Look

Watch short videos for a closer look at how the program helps turn disabilities into possibilities at the workplace.

On-Site Workplace Possibilities Consultant

Only The Standard provides employers with an on-site disability consultant as part of the group disability plan.6 All the employer needs to supply is a workspace with an Internet connection. Services include:

  • Performing ergonomic evaluations
  • Recommending devices that adapt to employees' needs
  • Consulting on accommodations for mental health conditions
  • Training supervisors to facilitate employees staying on the job or returning to work after a disability
  • Identifying light-duty jobs that employees can do while they recover

Reasonable Accommodation Expense Benefit

We're committed to helping people lead productive lives. We will cover an employer's approved expenses, up to $25,000, toward worksite modifications that result in a disabled employee staying at work or returning to work after a disability.

See How It Works

By identifying opportunities to keep employees who may be at risk of disability on the job and get those who go out on disability back to work sooner, our Workplace Possibilities experts can help employers realize rapid and measurable reductions in disability-related costs. Watch this video for a program overview.

 

 

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The Workplace Possibilities program has helped employees feel good about themselves and their work. After receiving accommodations, employees are more productive and happier at the workplace.

Andrea Binkley, chief benefits officer, Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System

Ready to Change the Way You Manage Absence and Disability?

Contact your broker or call your local employee benefits sales and service office at 800.633.8575 to learn more about Workplace Possibilities.