Planned Medical Treatment and the FMLA: Another DMEC Podcast!

by Lana L. Rupprecht, Esq. - AVP Product Compliance

& Marti Cardi, Esq. - Senior Compliance Consultant and Legal Counsel,

June 20, 2023


Matrix Absence Management, Inc. (Reliance Matrix) and the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), just posted a new podcast discussing how to handle an employee's intermittent leave requests for planned medical treatment as permitted and defined by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). During this podcast, Marti Cardi and Lana Rupprecht discuss and answer questions, as well as provide practical advice with tips for employers responding to requests for time off due to planned medical treatment.

The Podcast title and link are here: The Never-Ending Nature of Intermittent Leave - Absence Management Perspectives (

Also, check out the supporting DMEC article on this topic here Featured Case: FMLA Intermittent Requests for Planned Treatment - Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC ) and a supplemental resource Matrix prepared on this topic. which can be found here.

Reliance Matrix Can Help!

At Reliance Matrix, we administer FMLA leaves for employers and their employees every year through our nationwide leave management services. For more information about our services, contact your Reliance Matrix account manager or send a message to [email protected].

Reliance Matrix is a branding name for Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company and its affiliated insurance and absence management services companies, including Matrix Absence Management Services, Inc.. Insurance products are provided by Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Home Office Schaumburg, IL), which is licensed in all states (except New York), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam, First Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Home Office New York, NY), which is licensed in New York and Delaware; Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York (Home Office New York, NY), which is licensed in all states. Absence services are provided by Matrix Absence Management, Inc. (Home Office Phoenix, AZ).

Through its insurance and administrative services entities, Reliance Matrix offers integrated leave management services involving the FMLA, state-mandated paid family and medical leave and accommodation solutions. Product features and availability may vary by state. For more information, please contact your Reliance Matrix account manager, or reach us at [email protected].