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Age Affects the Length of a Disability

 

Employees have dramatically changed in comparison to the workforce of 25 years ago. In 2020, 1 in 4 American workers will be over 55. Many Americans over 65 will continue to actively participate in the workforce.

The aging workforce is a factor most employers deal with today. Knowing the risks and how to manage them will provide an advantage in handling the complicated claims that can occur.

While employee age can have a lot to do with the length of disability, the availability of a Return-to-Work (RTW) program also has a big effect. Employees generally come back to work faster and contribute to the productivity of the business when there’s a successful Return-to-Work program. An RTW program is an excellent way to build employee loyalty and appreciation, and it shows employees that the business cares about their wellbeing.

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