Sun Life is expanding its suite of digital tools with a disability management toolkit.

The new tools include virtual independent medical examination, a solution that aims to help employees on disability participate in an independent examination without leaving their home, as well as online cognitive behavioural therapy.

Following a pharmacogenomics pilot project with LifeLabs Genetics and BiogeniQ Inc. in 2017, Sun Life is also rolling the offering out to plan members.

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“When you take a disability leave for mental-health reasons, finding a specialist and getting proper treatment can feel overwhelming,” said Dave Jones, senior vice-president of group benefits at Sun Life, in a press release. “We want to make this experience hassle-free. Bringing these health-care innovations to our clients will improve their recovery experience and help them get the timely care they need.”

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