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PLADS Voc Rehab Consultant



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Salary Range: $45,000 - $105,000


We’ve Got You Under Our Wing

We are the duck. We develop and empower our people, cultivate relationships, give back to our community, and celebrate every success along the way. We do it all…The Aflac Way.


Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, is an industry leader in voluntary insurance products that pay cash directly to policyholders and one of America's best-known brands. Aflac has been recognized as Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity and as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere.com.


Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself, are you the duck? If so, there’s a home, and a flourishing career for you at Aflac.


Work Designation. This role is remote. This means you will be expected to work from your home, within the continental US. There may be occasions that you are requested to come to the office based on business need. Any requests to come to the office would be communicated with you in advance.


What does it take to be successful at Aflac?

  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations


What does it take to be successful in this role?

  • LTD Claims Analyst experience
  • Windows and vocational software proficiency
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organization and time management skills


Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare or a related field
  • Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation CRC
  • 3-5 years of vocational rehab work experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Education & Experience Preferred

  • Certifications in CDMS, CCM, or CVE Specialist
  • 2+ years of LTD or STD experience as a rehab consultant
  • Certified in ergonomic assessment


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assesses claimants' education, training and work experiences; identifies vocational assets, alternate occupations, and modifications to work site or duties to prevent or minimize disability claims; develops and implements comprehensive plans of reemployment or vocational rehabilitation for claimants; collaborates with employers to retain or return employees to work; initiate claim prevention, intervention and return to work programs for employers.
  • Develops, documents, and implements comprehensive and cost-effective return to work or retraining plans for claimants, which address medical, vocational and psycho-social components; communicates with claimants, employers, medical treatment providers, outside rehabilitation counselors, and other carriers, such as workers’ compensation providers to ensure understanding and the goal of returning to work; motivates claimants and employers to participate in light duty or rehabilitation programs to ensure return to work
  • Manages an effective network of vocational rehabilitation providers across the country; assures cost containment and effective utilization of outside vendors and accommodation expenses.
  • Performs vocational assessments and maintains ongoing communications with case managers, providers, clinicians, and employers to facilitate transitional work releases or accommodations.
  • Applies advanced skills to evaluate physical and/or mental restrictions and limitations, functional abilities and vocational data to assess alternative work options and employability, supports an ergonomic stay- at-work program, and conducts vocational rehabilitation case advisement for LTD disability claims and STD claims if applicable per account service agreement.
  • Partners with STD & LTD claim managers and clinicians on co-managing disabled employees on return to work opportunities.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to claim staff on ADAAA accommodations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Total Rewards

This compensation range is specific to the job level and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to: education, experience, licensure, certifications, geographic location, and internal equity. The range has been created in good faith based on information known to Aflac at the time of the posting.  Compensation decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each case. This salary range does not include any potential incentive pay or benefits, however, such information will be provided separately when appropriate. The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $105,000.


In addition to the base salary, we offer an array of benefits to meet your needs including medical, dental, and vision coverage, prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending, dependent care flexible spending, Aflac supplemental policies (Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity offered at no costs to employee), 401(k) plans, annual bonuses, and an opportunity to purchase company stock.  On an annual basis, you’ll also be offered 11 paid holidays, up to 20 days PTO to be used for any reason, and, if eligible, state mandated sick leave (Washington employees accrue 1 hour sick leave for every 40 hours worked) and other leaves of absence, if eligible, when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Aflac complies with all applicable leave laws, including, but not limited to sick and safe leave, and adoption and parental leave, in all states and localities.