AbsenceDirect Work Accommodations assists users working through the interactive process for ADA compliance

Portland, ME, February 6th, 2017 – ClaimVantage, an international provider of Life, Health and Absence claims software, today announced the launch of AbsenceDirect Work Accommodations. The first of its kind to market, this interactive product enhances the existing AbsenceDirect leave management product, to offer work accommodations in conjunction with leave as an accommodation.

The Work Accommodations software solution documents the interactive process between an employer and employee, offering at work accommodations or leave as an accommodation to employees who have a disability, in line with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) or the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. This product can be used independently or integrated with other ClaimVantage products to manage Disability and FMLA claims.

The Work Accommodations platform allows case managers to document accommodation requests, research accommodations for specific conditions, as well as prompting case managers to interview supervisors, peers, and physicians to determine appropriate accommodations. The cost of offering an accommodation is tracked, allowing employers to compare the cost of absent employees to the cost of providing the resources for them to stay at work or to return to work (RTW) early.

Broadspire, a global TPA specializing in claim needs, has been the first ClaimVantage customer to roll out their Work Accommodation services.  “We care about our customers’ need for specialized services, so we are excited to offer a better way to provide them with a rich suite of ADA services anchored by what we feel is the market-leading technology for ADA administration,” said Marc Cunningham, VP of Client and Business Development at Broadspire.

Additionally, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) index is embedded in the software. This easy-to-use searchable online accommodation resource provides customers with various at work accommodation options for people with specific disabilities.

About ClaimVantage

ClaimVantage is the leading international provider of Life, Health and Absence claim management software solutions. Headquartered in Portland, Maine, with global operations, ClaimVantage provides cloud-based, automated claim processing solutions that drive efficiency, accuracy and productivity to a wide-range of insurance companies, Third Party Administrators (TPAs), and employers around the world, including two of the top three carriers in Canada, and two of the top ten carriers in the US.

About Broadspire®

Broadspire®, a leading global third-party administrator, offers casualty claim, medical management, accident and health, and disability and leave management solutions, helping increase employee productivity and reducing the cost of risk through early intervention, professional expertise, and data analytics. As a Crawford Company, Broadspire is based in Atlanta, Ga. Services are offered by Crawford & Company under the Broadspire brand in countries outside the U.S.