Manulife Financial Group Benefits has launched a suite of services to address the needs of employers dealing with incidences of workplace injury. Occupational Management Services will offer an integrated workplace injury and disability benefits program aimed at simplifying the processing and management of workers’ compensation claims, which totalled $11 billion across Canada in 2010.

“Managing occupational injuries and co-ordinating workers’ compensation claims can be time-consuming and complicated for employers, with significant financial implications,” said Manulife’s Rick Brunet, executive vice-president, group benefits. “Occupational Management Services is a natural extension of our expertise and core strength in absence and disability management. Employers have been asking us to support all forms of absence with a consistent approach, regardless of cause.”

Brunet said the program would support all aspects of occupational injuries, including claim filing, return-to-work support and financial claims and program management. It will also allow employers to integrate workplace injury claims support with Manulife’s long-term disability program.

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