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Morneau Shepell launches InfluenceCare™
Absence & Disability Management / Canada

Morneau Shepell launches InfluenceCare™

New program optimizes disability management through proactive screening and accelerated access to care

TORONTO, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI) today announced the launch of InfluenceCare™  a program built to deliver the right recovery support at the earliest time using evidence-based diagnoses of mental health conditions, assessments of musculoskeletal conditions, treatment  recommendations and immediate access to resources  to accelerate an employee's return-to-work. 

"InfluenceCare™ directly addresses the two most common drivers of absenteeism in the workplace mental health and musculoskeletal diagnoses," said Paula Little, Vice President, Operations, Absence Management Solutions at Morneau Shepell. "Factors such as misdiagnosis, mistreatment and delays in accessing specialists make these diagnoses particularly challenging for the employee, and often delay an early and healthy return to work. Employees need a holistic approach combining early risk identification, access to specialists including Psychiatrists to ensure proper diagnosis and effective medication, and a treatment plan that includes counseling. All focus on ensuring the employee gets a holistic care plan to have long term improvement."

InfluenceCare™ is a program intended to optimize organizational disability management strategy by identifying risk and improving access to treatment. InfluenceCare™ works by providing both screening and assessing tools and recovery support resources while using monitoring tools to determine the ideal return to work plan.

"The focus of the program is early issue identification and intervention, combined with early access to treatment, added Ms Little. "Employers will now have the advantage of ensuring their employees receive immediate access to resources, which in turn, will help avoid long-term absenteeism and increase work productivity. Immediate access to resources means starting your return-to-work plan as soon as possible."

For more information about InfluenceCare™, please visit morneaushepell.com.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits, and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, the largest administrator of pension and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell - Absence & Disability Management

For further information: Nathan Gibson, Manager, Corporate Communications, 416-390-2641, ngibson@morneaushepell.com