BOSTON--(resources to provide direction during this stressful period:)--Employers sometimes face a particularly uncomfortable challenge—addressing the death of an employee and providing guidance and support to family members, beneficiaries, and coworkers. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Benefits has developed two
“Managing that impact can be challenging, especially since employers rarely deal with such an event. These tools serve to guide employers through the steps to take to help employees and beneficiaries during these traumatic times.”
- Moving Forward: Addressing the Death of an Employee—A Resource Guide
- Moving Forward: A Checklist of Critical Tasks
“An employee’s death can have a dramatic impact on a company,” notes Heather Luiz, disability, life and leave product manager. “Managing that impact can be challenging, especially since employers rarely deal with such an event. These tools serve to guide employers through the steps to take to help employees and beneficiaries during these traumatic times.”
The guides, which can be downloaded at www.libertymutualgroup.com/grouplife, detail:
- Immediate steps an employer should take following the death of an employee
- Ways to counsel employees and help the organization remain productive during the grieving process
- Special steps to take when an employee dies at work
The role of the employer as a source of life insurance coverage has never been greater and is rising. These employer tools, released during Life Insurance Awareness Month, are part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Benefits’ approach to group life—personalized case management. Offered to all group life customers, personalized case management goes beyond claim processing by providing comprehensive support to employers and beneficiaries.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance
"Helping people live safer, more secure lives" since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2011 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 84th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2011 revenue. As of December 31, 2011, Liberty Mutual Insurance had $117.1 billion in consolidated assets, $99.3 billion in consolidated liabilities, and $34.7 billion in annual consolidated revenue.
Liberty Mutual Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety. Liberty Mutual Insurance (www.libertymutualinsurance.com) employs over 45,000 people in more than 900 offices throughout the world.