Benefits In Action

Plan sponsors work hard to engage their workforces. This series will feature case studies and employer stories about pension or benefits initiatives launched with plan members in mind. Each will feature either pension communication initiatives, wellness, plan design changes or benefits programs. The focus will be on the key challenge for plan sponsors: solution and outcome. Each action story will conclude with what success meant for the plan members.

Community Living Algoma targets disability with proactive case management

In 2020 and 2021, like many organizations navigating the pandemic, Community Living Algoma (CLA) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., experienced higher than usual disability claims—especially relating to mental health. CLA also saw a resistance to returning to work among those already on short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD).