You have an important role to play when an employee is off work with a disability.
To the employee
Help your employee return to work in a safe and timely manner by staying in touch regularly to show support for their recovery and to update them about what’s happening in the workplace.
Be sure to let them know you are ready to accommodate them with transitional duties as part of a gradual return-to-work plan.
To the workplace
Create and maintain a safe, healthy work environment so your employees feel confident and cared for.
Report any salary increases for the position, class, and step your employee held immediately before becoming disabled.
If the salary increase is effective prior to becoming disabled, LTD benefits may be impacted.
If your employee is a member of the Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP), membership continues while they receive LTD benefits.
o Employer and employee contributions will continue to be made based on the current rate of pay for the position, class,
and step they held prior to becoming disabled.
o Manulife will deduct the Plan member's portion from the LTD benefit and forward the contributions to the PSSP on the Plan