Fiserv Health Offers Family and Medical Leave Administration

Will Help Customers Reduce Paperwork and Administrative Burden and Complements Fiserv Healths Short-Term Disability Product

WAUSAU, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fiserv Health announced it is now offering Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) administration services. The services include administration of federal and state family and medical leave acts as well as employer-specific family and medical leave policies.

Given that two-thirds of FMLA occurrences are concurrent with short-term disability, we believe our customers will benefit having one company administering both short-term disability and FMLA and helping them reduce the administrative burden and excess paperwork, said Steve Goethel, vice president of Product Management for Fiserv Health, a business unit of UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company.

Administrative responsibilities with FMLA include the determination of eligibility and qualifying events, notification of determinations to employees and employers and the concurrent tracking of time taken against available time for all applicable leaves. Reporting is also provided for FMLA-only and combined FMLA and disability services.

Our system enables us to stay up to date on new federal and state leave laws, which ensures that our customers are in compliance with leave laws, Goethel said. We also assist our customers in controlling absences by decreasing FMLA abuse. In addition, the state-of-the-art Web-based system we use simplifies the required record keeping process, especially for intermittent leaves.

About Fiserv Health

Fiserv Health provides a full array of integrated health plan management, claims processing and administration services for self-funded medical, dental, vision and disability plans. Fiserv Health also offers care management through Avidyn Health and pharmacy benefits management through Innoviant Prescription Benefits Administration. In January 2008, Fiserv Health joined UnitedHealthcare, one of Americas largest health care companies. Find out more at

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare ( provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of more than 25 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 560,000 physicians and care professionals and 4,800 hospitals nationwide to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.