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Reducing Potential Leaves With Workplace Possibilities

A Case Study

The City and County of Denver has over 14,000 employees across 40 different departments and agencies ranging from fire and police, community planning and development, transportation and infrastructure, plus many more. Due to the multitude of services provided — and the variety of skillsets required to staff these services — the employee mix of this regional government entity is incredibly diverse.

With employees working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City and County of Denver wanted to offer support while demonstrating genuine care and concern for their workers’ health and success.

By implementing and growing their disability management program, they hoped to prevent future leaves by helping employees stay at work or return to work sooner when needing support for a physical or behavioral health condition.

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Extra Level of Compassion and Support

The Workplace Possibilities team brings an extra level of compassion and support, giving our employees access to essential resources they need to perform and feel successful in their jobs.
Marilyn Carroll
Leave of Absence Manager, City and County of Denver

The Solution

The City and County of Denver partnered with Workplace Possibilities℠ to provide customized solutions to help employees stay at work or return sooner.

Raise Productivity

Stay at Work Focus

The Standard’s Workplace Possibilities1 program has onsite consultants who coached managers on how to spot employees needing support and referred them to our program. This focus on early intervention helped keep employees on the job with a full paycheck.

Reduce Costs

Treating the Whole Person

We looked at the range of factors that could delay an employee’s recovery from a physical — or behavioral — condition. Then we tailored a plan that helped the individual return to work quickly and safely.

Improve Outcomes

Bringing Expertise to Employers

Our consultants integrated into the City and County of Denver’s culture and made a personal connection with employees. They helped ease the burden on HR by working directly with employees, coordinating available benefits.

The Results*

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* Based on internal data compiled by Standard Insurance Company as of July 2019. Results are case specific and may vary for each group.


total net savings


days of reduced disability duration


employees assisted

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