CommInsure announced the inaugural winner of the Excellence and Innovation in Rehabilitation Award

CommInsure has been named the inaugural recipient of the Swiss Re-ALUCA Excellence and Innovation in Rehabilitation Award for its submission on 'End to End Management' by Julie-Ann MacCormick and Lisa Parsons.

Swiss Re and ALUCA (Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association) co-presented the award at Swiss Re's 150 years anniversary event in Sydney on 17 March.  The award recognises initiatives that strive to optimise health and return to work outcomes for our customers.

Judging took place on 12 March by a panel of industry experts*.  The finalists from AIA, CommInsure and MLC presented unique initiatives around the provision of rehabilitation services, with demonstrated benefits to all key parties.

CommInsure's 'End to End Management' initiative highlighted the importance of post-claim rehabilitation support for claimants with mental illness.

"We congratulate CommInsure on their initiative to support our customers to recover and return to health when faced with mental illness", said Mark Senkevics, Head of Swiss Re Australia and New Zealand.  "CommInsure's submission encourages our industry to adopt a proactive approach to supporting recovery from mental illness and to help reduce the impacts that may result – such as loss of employment or illness relapse.  We look forward to a continued partnership with ALUCA to promote initiatives and innovation in claims rehabilitation into the future."

The prize includes two full conference admissions for the International Forum on Disability Management (IFDM) in Melbourne, Australia from 17-19 November 2014.

Click here to read the submission.

L-R: Tony O'Leary (ALUCA Executive Officer), Julie-Ann MacCormick and Lisa Parsons (CommInsure), Chris Healey (Swiss Re Life & Health Head of Claims, Australia and New Zealand) and Carly Van Den Akker (Swiss Re Life & Health Claims Medical Specialist).

*The judging panel included:
Carmen Keller, Swiss Re Head of HR, Australia and New Zealand (Chairperson)
Noelene Palmer, Swiss Re, Head of Claims Global Service and Delivery
Tony O’Leary, Executive Officer, ALUCA
Suzanne Jones, Advisory Services Manager, XChanging
Dr Mary Wyatt, Occupational Physician, RTW Matters
Derick Borean, Vice President, Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association

Published 24 March, 2014

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