Megan Holstein

Head of Absence Management
The Hartford
Megan Holstein is a preeminent expert at the nexus of employee benefits, paid leave, and technology. She believes the time has arrived for a modernized, holistic approach to absence management and is influencing insurance carriers, third-party administrators (TPA), and employers to move toward more efficient, comprehensive, easy-to-navigate solutions for employees needing to take time away from work. As an authority in employment law, employee benefits, and absence management solutions, Ms. Holstein is an expert in translating regulatory complexity and data insights into compliant solutions that bring innovation and competitive advantage to insurance carriers, TPAs, and employers. She is a key influencer in modernizing how employers and employees navigate wage replacement leave, including short-term disability, paid parental leave, and the job-protection benefits of unpaid leave laws. Ms. Holstein is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she teaches Human Resources Management and a past adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law where she taught Employee Benefits Law. She is admitted to practice law in Colorado and New York. She is a member of Disability Management Employer Coalition’s (DMEC) Executive Advisory Board and has been a board member of Resource Central, a board member and past president of Peak to Peak Charter School, and a former Town of Erie (Colorado) Planning Commissioner.