Reed Group Buys Aon Hewitt’s Absence Management Section
On its website earlier this year, Reed Group posted the following:
Reed Group announces it has acquired the absence management administration business of Aon Hewitt, a global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and human resources and outsourcing services. In this acquisition, Reed Group adds 200 blue chip customers and 1,300 employees across the United States, Canada and India.
Reed Group is a third party administrator which services Short Term and Long Term Disability plans, as well as handling absence management. The acquisition makes Reed Group the largest third party administrator of absence management in the U.S.
In our experience, Reed Group has been very focused on denying disability claims or shortening the amount of time people are out of work. We are all for people getting healthy and returning to work. We advise clients all the time that returning to work is the best of all worlds for them. However, we have seen our disabled clients told by Reed Group that their are good to go back to work, despite there being no change in their condition, or in some cases, a worsening in their condition(s). A review of Reed Group’s website plainly shows they are very focused on “disability duration” and pushing people back to work. It would seem the acquisition of AON’s absence management business only reinforces that.
If you have a disability claim that has been denied by Reed Group, contact ERISA Disability Attorney John V. Tucker online or call us at (866) 282-5262 for a free consulation.