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Managing COVID-19’s Impact on Returning to Work

Oct 06, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Employees out on disability now face even greater challenges on returning to work.
  • Learn how employers can support their employees’ return-to-work needs.
  • Read our case study on how Prudential’s experts are helping disability claimants during COVID-19.

 

For employees out on disability, returning to work is even more complex and challenging due to COVID-19. As Americans settle into “a new normal,” amid COVID-19, employees out on disability face new challenges to returning to the workplace. These include:

  1. Fear of exposure
  2. Desire to switch careers
  3. Anxiety
  4. Navigating treatment through telehealth
  5. Resumption of childcare and school operations
  6. Limited sick leave benefits
  7. Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  8. Redesigning workspaces
  9. Workspace cleanings
  10. Employer screenings

The following insights and recommendations can help employers support their employees’ return-to-work needs:

  1. Understand the path to the disability mindset
  2. Realize the consequences experienced by being out of work
  3. Know the cognitive barriers that prevent the individual from moving forward

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