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IEA and DMEC Announce New Certified Professional in Disability Management Curriculum
Date:7/20/2009

SANTA ANA, Calif. and SAN DIEGO, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Insurance Educational Association (IEA), a leading provider of professional education, has introduced a completely revised Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM) curriculum. The new curriculum was honored today during an award ceremony at the 2009 Annual International Conference of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). IEA President and CEO Roy Little and the curriculum's authors and advisors received DMEC's Partnership Award in recognition of IEA's "exemplary support and dedication" to DMEC and its employer members.

"Disability and absence are an important driver of increased health care costs, and disability professionals are critical players in addressing this element of a more effective and efficient health care system," said Roy Little. "The new CPDM curriculum, developed in close collaboration with DMEC and its employer members, is critical as employers, insurers and other organizations develop strategies to reduce workplace disability and its personal and financial costs."

The CPDM curriculum is designed for working professionals. The coursework and exams are equivalent to first and second year college courses and follow a "basic>intermediate>advanced" format.

In CPDM 1, students are introduced to 48 federal, state and common employer programs. They master the specific programs and their place within a comprehensive Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) strategy.

In CPDM 2, students are organized into teams and prepare a return-to-work program using a case study approach introduced in CPDM 1. The curriculum is buttressed with deeper study of key programs including the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Classes also cover case management principles and techniques.

In CPDM 3, students are presented with an increasingly complex IDAM case study each week. Each case study is analyzed and developed into actionable plans for resolving problems and maximizing financial and intangible benefits.

CPDM 4, a new and advanced course, is in the planning stages for a later release.

The CPDM curriculum is delivered through IEA's classroom and online study programs. Additional, well-credentialed instructors have been added to meet demand.

"Employers increasingly recognize the causes and costs of absence and disability, and realize they can help control both," said Marcia Carruthers, CEO of DMEC. "IEA's new comprehensive CPDM curriculum will enable more employers to devise and implement strategies that benefit both their employees and their bottom lines. Reducing disability and absence, including addressing behavioral health, is truly the "low hanging fruit" of improvements to our nation's health care system."

The CPDM designation was introduced in 1997 by DMEC and IEA. To date, more than 1,300 students have received designation as a Certified Professional in Disability Management. Most students achieve CPDM within three years. Six hours of continuing education are required annually to maintain the designation.

About Insurance Educational Association

IEA is the leading not-for-profit provider of classroom, online and online self-study educational services for the insurance and disability management industry. Founded in 1876, IEA's more than 200 instructors interact with over 8,000 students a year. IEA's broad range of products and services helps students build business, technical, managerial and sales skills. For more information, visit www.ieatraining.com.

About DMEC

The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) is a non-profit organization that provides educational resources to employers in the areas of disability, absence, health, and productivity. The primary goal of DMEC is to assist employers in developing cost-saving programs, encouraging responsive market products, and returning employees to productive employment. Visit www.dmec.org for more information about educational publications and events.


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