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Media Advisory - Improving productivity through early-intervention disability management

Dr. Tyler Amell to present at Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) conference on August 2 in Anaheim, California

SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2017 /CNW/ - On August 2, 2017, Dr. Tyler Amell, Partner, Morneau Shepell, will be joined by Dave Keen, Executive Director Workplace Health and Provincial WH Call Centre, Fraser Health, for a presentation at the Disability Management Employer Coalition 2017 Annual Conference.

Amell and Keen will provide an overview of employer models and best practices in disability management with a focus on early intervention strategies, particularly real-time absence notification. The presenters will also share data on productivity and cost savings.

"The advantages of early intervention go beyond just knowing who is absent in real time," said Amell. "Meaningful results, such as a 40 per cent reduction in long-term disability premiums, have been observed as result of shifting toward real-time absence notification, early intervention and enhanced return-to-work-focused disability management practices."

Morneau Shepell invites members of the media to attend the panel. Dr. Tyler Amell will be available for interviews.

Event Details


Panel discussion at the Disability Management Employer Coalition 2017 Annual Conference


"Day 1 Absence Notification: Disability Management Success through Early Intervention"


Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 4:15-5:15 p.m. PT


Hilton Anaheim, 777 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802


Dr. Tyler Amell, Partner, Morneau Shepell


Dave Keen, Executive Director Workplace Health and Provincial WH Call Centre, Fraser Health


Media are required to confirm attendance in advance to:

About Morneau Shepell

Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrated approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is a leading provider of employee assistance programs and administrator of retirement and benefits plans, and has a growing presence in the North American market for absence and disability management solutions. Through strategic HR consulting, innovative plan design and comprehensive technology solutions, the Company helps clients solve complex workforce problems, increase employee productivity, reduce costs and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations. With more than 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States and around the globe. For more information, visit

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For further information: Heather MacDonald, Morneau Shepell, 416.390.2625,