Group life & disability insurance

Absence management

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)—along with various similar state-mandated leave programs—provide valuable job protection for employees. But the administrative burden of utilization presents a challenge for businesses in a world where doing more with less is standard operating procedure.

At Symetra, we handle everything from tracking time away to determining which employees qualify for various types of leave, helping to reduce the impact to your HR team.


Our comprehensive absence management program (PDF) is offered to Symetra disability policyholders with 200+ employees. Services include:

  • Down-to-the-minute tracking of intermittent leaves.
  • A single intake process for integrated family and medical leave (FML) and short-term disability claims.
  • Consolidated reporting of all leaves (not multiple reports for each leave type).
  • Coordination with Symetra disability products.
  • Return‐to‐work resources, including vocational rehabilitation and worksite modification.

To enhance your absence management program, learn more about Symetra's Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) services (PDF).

Next steps

Symetra offers a number of solutions to help you stay competitive in today's marketplace. To learn more, contact your benefits broker or consultant.


Group benefits are insured by, and absence management provided by, Symetra Life Insurance Company, 777 108th Avenue NE, Suite 1200, Bellevue, WA 98004. Benefits may not be available in all states and are not available in any U.S. territory. Policies may be subject to exclusions, limitations, reductions and termination of benefit provisions. For costs and complete details of the coverage, contact your Symetra representative. Our New York subsidiary insures products for New York policyholders.

If you’re an employer in Arizona, please click this link to view the exclusions and limitations for Absence management.