Experts From The Standard Discuss the Effect of COVID "Long-Haulers" on the Workplace

PORTLAND, Ore. — Medical and behavioral health experts from The Standard will present Back to the Future: Insights to Combat Chronic Conditions Caused by COVID-19 on Aug. 3 at the 2021 Virtual Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual Conference. The virtual conference will include five days of education — hosted Aug. 3, 5, 11, 18 and 25 — that will explore how to effectively navigate the emerging post-COVID-19 landscape and the effects the pandemic has had on employee well-being and mental health in the workplace.

During their session, presenters will share insights regarding “Long COVID,” a new diagnosis attributed to people, commonly referred to as COVID-19 long-haulers who experience new or ongoing COVID-19 symptoms weeks or months after the initial onset of the illness. Along with the latest medical information about this new disabling condition, they’ll share learnings from decades of treating chronic conditions to describe effective workplace accommodations that can be offered to support employees who may be struggling.

Back to the Future: Insights to Combat Chronic Conditions Caused by COVID-19

  • Presented by:
    • Dan Jolivet, Ph.D., Workplace PossibilitiesSM practice consultant for The Standard
    • Charles Glassman, M.D., associate medical director, Medical and RTW Services for The Standard
  • Aug. 3, 2021
  • 3:10 – 4:10 p.m. Eastern
  • Virtual

To learn about DMEC or for more information about the 2021 DMEC Virtual Annual Conference, visit

If interested in speaking with Glassman or Jolivet about the topic of “Long COVID” and effective workplace accommodations, please reach out to Lisa Martin-Bomnskie at

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.



Lisa Martin-Bomnskie