Liberty Mutual Insurances Group Benefits business unit is introducing new tools to support producers and employers compliance efforts regarding the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Drawing on expertise acquired from more than 60 years of managing disability and absence, Group Benefits has published a guide to help employers develop ADA-compliant programs; and a manual for brokers and producers to use in helping their clients understand this complex issue.
It is both more challenging and more important than ever for employers to understand and fully comply with the ADA, notes Heather Luiz, director of product management at Liberty Mutuals Group Benefits operation. ADA compliance affects every element of an employers absence management programs and strategies, whether occupational or non-occupational. And non-compliance can be costly.
Ms. Luiz is featured in a video discussing best practices employers can undertake immediately to ensure that they are aware of their ADA obligations and interact appropriately with employees seeking accommodation for a disability under the Act. The video may be viewed at www.libertymutualgroup.com/ADA.
The new employer and producer guides help readers to:
To learn more about Liberty Mutuals Group Benefits operations consultative approach to ADA compliance visit www.libertymutualgroup.com/ADA or email GroupBenefits@LibertyMutual.com.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance
“Helping people live safer, more secure lives” since 1912, Bostonbased Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2012 revenue. As of December 31, 2012, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $120.1 billion in consolidated assets, $101.5 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $36.9 billion in annual consolidated revenue.
Liberty Mutual Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety. Liberty Mutual Insurance (www.libertymutualinsurance.com) employs over 50,000 people in more than 900 offices throughout the world.