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Social Security projections paint a grim outlook for 2022

Social Security projections paint a grim outlook for 2022

Written by Sean Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Operations and Performance The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently revised its projections and goals for the 2022 fiscal year. Despite best efforts to overcome challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,...
An inside look at the experience of applying for SSDI benefits

An inside look at the experience of applying for SSDI benefits

Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals apply for the financial protection afforded to them by Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The process to apply for benefits is often long and complex, with most applicants receiving at least one denial...
2022 Industry Prediction #3 – Continued pandemic-related challenges

2022 Industry Prediction #3 – Continued pandemic-related challenges

Pandemic-related operational challenges will continue to plague the Social Security Administration, decreasing the predictability and stability of decisions. Written by Megan Reid, Vice President, Account Management Operations “What will happen with the Social...
Ticket to Work and disability claims

Ticket to Work and disability claims

Through the Ticket to Work program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides return-to-work support and services to individuals who are receiving benefits from one or both of their disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and...
2022 Industry Prediction #2: Thriving in the “New Normal”

2022 Industry Prediction #2: Thriving in the “New Normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a chance for a retrospective view of the disability claims industry and will require the examination of lessons learned to navigate our new normal. Written by Michael Cleveland, President, Advisory Services How claims organizations...
Navigating the post-acute complexities of COVID-19

Navigating the post-acute complexities of COVID-19

As COVID-19 began to spread rapidly across the United States in early 2020, with it came a surge of short-term disability cases inundating the absence industry. Expecting a typical year-over-year increase in the number of claims, the burst of COVID-19 claims soon took...