What is medically-unnecessary disability?
To Webility, "disability" means time away from work due to a loss of full physical or functional capacity whether minor or major, whether temporary or permanent on the part of an employee or an employee's dependent. This definition includes loss of full capacity to an employee's dependent, because a dependent's medical problems can affect an employee's productivity as well. The terms "medical condition," "infirmity," and "incapacity" can be used to describe the physical conditions that create the possibility of disability.
Under this definition, disability can include casual sick leave, medical disability leave, workers' compensation leave, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, disability retirement, and job loss. Likewise, under this definition, a blind employee confined to a wheelchair who is working full-time is not disabled.
Webility's goal is to reduce the workdays, productivity, and jobs that are lost due to medically-unnecessary disability and the resulting needless expense.
Medically-necessary disability is time away from work because:
Medically-unnecessary disability is time away from work due to the interplay of the following non-medical features: