New FMLA Authorization Changes
Effective immediately, Sedgwick will add the FMLA Medical Authorization Form to the Short Term Disability (STD) packet sent at the start of an absence. This change due to feedback received from the Department of Labor that two separate authorizations are required. Previously, only one authorization was included in the packet for both FMLA and STD claims.
All employees will need to complete both the:
- FMLA Authorization (Voluntary Authorization to Seek Clarification or Authentication on FMLA and/or State FMLA Certification)
- STD authorization (Medical Authorization) in order for Sedgwick to contact the health care provider regarding either the FMLA or STD claim.