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Prudential Launches Online Tool for Disability Clients

The program helps employers manage benefit costs through enhanced worker productivity and effective return-to-work strategies, the insurer claims.

Newark, N.J. based Prudential's group insurance practice has launched the Absence & Productivity: Practical Solutions for Managers tool for its disability insurance clients.

The online tool contains two components: a Manager’s Kit for front-line managers, and an off-the-shelf program for training facilitators designed to reinforce key concepts in a workshop. The program helps empower managers to improve performance, prevent some disability absences, and manage absences that do occur, according to a Prudential release.

“Clients have told us that our new program is an ideal solution to help educate managers, giving them the opportunity to communicate their leave policies and available accommodations for return-to-work,” Terrie Sorensen, VP of absence and disability product management and innovation for the Prudential division, says in a statement.

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