LeavePro helps employers maintain a personal touch while being confident that HR team members are providing employees with the right information, and administering leaves accurately and efficiently.
Westminster, Colorado (PRWEB) November 02, 2011
Managing the ever-more complex web of FMLA, disability and other regulated leaves is a huge headache for today’s employers. Fearing noncompliance, many over-approve leaves, wasting money and hurting productivity. Others mistakenly deny leaves, running the risk of multi-million dollar legal action. To help organizations solve this problem, Reed Group® today announced that its popular LeavePro™ software is now available to employers who self-manage employee absence.
LeavePro helps employers save money by reducing lost workdays and speeding up the administration of employee leaves. In 10 minutes, human resources personnel can open a case, view applicable leave plans, determine eligibility, and send legally compliant notifications to employees and supervisors. Through LeavePro’s self service portal, employees and supervisors can submit leave requests, view status and view time balances. Real time reporting helps employers identify trends, reduce leave policy abuses, and manage workloads.
“Too many employers are over-exposing themselves to risk by managing leaves with spreadsheets or working with outdated leave information,” says David Roberts, Reed Group president, software and technology. “LeavePro helps employers maintain a personal touch while being confident that HR team members are providing employees with the right information, and administering leaves accurately and efficiently.”
LeavePro currently is used by insurance carriers and benefits administrators, as well as two major employers, to manage leaves for more than 200 employers with more than one million employees on the system. Reed Group experts continually monitor and evaluate leave laws, updating the software’s unique rules engine so employers can be confident that their organizations are fully compliant with constantly evolving federal and state leave laws and case law interpretation.
Kevin Curry, senior vice president, national practice leader, for Reed Group, says that LeavePro is a natural extension of Reed Group’s extensive expertise with leave management. “Since the company was founded, Reed Group has offered the industry’s most valued reference content -- now called MDGuidelines™ -- that allows absence management stakeholders to understand leave occurrence and duration,” Curry says. “We also provide outsourced case management for employers who want us to manage it for them. With LeavePro, we have taken all of that deep expertise and have built it into a powerful software product that allows employers to manage absence themselves. Reed Group is the only provider in the industry to offer this full suite of services.”
Every purchase of LeavePro software includes access to Reed Group’s industry-leading Leave of Absence Advisor™, a searchable online reference tool that provides accurate and complete information on FMLA, state and other leave laws. Users can search by keyword, browse by category or specify state and leave reason, and also obtain information on corresponding best practices for managing absence by Reed Group’s return-to work and leave law experts.
For more information and a free demonstration of LeavePro™ software, phone Reed Group at 866-303-5858 or email leavepro(at)reedgroup(dot)com.
ABOUT REED GROUP
Reed Group is the recognized leader in helping organizations reduce the cost, compliance risk and complexity of employee absence. Our products and services address FMLA, ADA, state and other leave laws, workers’ compensation, and short- and long-term disability programs. They include:
- Outsourced case management and return-to-work benefits administration.
- LeavePro™ absence management software for organizations that insource leave administration.
- MDGuidelines™, a web-based toolkit of real-world data, predictive modeling and reference content addressing absence incidence and durations, medical conditions and treatment, leave laws, and return-to-work best practices.
Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Reed Group has been a trusted partner to employers, insurers, TPAs, government organizations, attorneys, and health care providers for over 30 years. Reed Group’s world-class team of clinical and absence management experts helps organizations deploy Reed Group products and services to improve employee health and productivity. Learn more at reedgroup.com or mdguidelines.com.