February REACH Newsletter

Riverside’s New Leave of Absence/FMLA Administrator is The Standard as of 1/1/2024

In order to provide improved communication and approvals of FMLA/Leave of Absence management for Riverside employees, we are transitioning from Prudential to The Standard for all FMLA/Leave of Absence coordination effective Jan. 1, 2024. The Standard has been in business for over a century with a focus on employee benefits (life and disability).

I am an employee wanting to request a leave of absence or have questions/absences to report for an approved Leave of Absence. What do I do?

Call The Standard’s Leave of Absence Management Service Center at
888-895-0381. They are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Or you can log in in at standard.com/absence. NOTE: You will need to create your account as a first-time user and there are directions on the site to guide you. See the attached document for more information.

I’m on a leave of absence now that was approved by Prudential. Do I need to do anything?

Current employees approved for a Leave of Absence/FMLA are receiving letters sent to their homes by The Standard explaining the process. Prudential has provided recently requested/approved/current Leave of Absence information to The Standard on Jan. 2, 2024. You will not need to do anything beyond directing questions to The Standard on/ after Jan. 2, 2024. Please refer to the Leave of Absence Policy in PolicyStat for more detailed information. If you have questions for Riverside staff, please feel free to email:

Employee Wellness Department Key Dates

Riverside Senior Life Communities
Caregiver Support Group – Kankakee

Date: Feb. 13, 2024
Time: 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: 100 Westwood Oaks Ct.
Kankakee, IL 60901

Riverside Senior Life Communities
Caregiver Support Group – Bourbonnais

Date: Feb. 13, 2024
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: 85 E Burns Rd. Bourbonnais,
IL 60914

Build a support system with people who understand Alzheimer’s. Caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners to: develop a support system, exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources.Call to register:800-272-3900

REACH Portal Spotlight

  1. Complete your 2024 REACH Consent Form
  2. Complete your REACH lab visit
  3. Schedule your wellness visit

Visit RiversideHealthcare.org/REACH on your desktop or mobile device to get started today!

Noom Weight Loss Program

As a reminder, you have complimentary access to Noom through Riverside Healthcare-an invaluable health support at no cost to you. The program is available to all benefit eligible employees and spouses insured on the Riverside Health plan.

Noom is also recognized as a Reasonable Alternative for the 2024 REACH Wellness Program. This means that should you fall short or not show improvement in at least 3 out of 5 key health measures, participating in the Noom program will earn you a Level 2 credit!Sign up here to get started today.