Des Moines, Iowa - Recognizing the value of saving time and money with online access to disability claim information, The Principal Financial Group is offering enhanced employer reporting capabilities for long-term and short-term disability. A new report design will give employers daily access to information such as claim status and trend data."When we started seeing a need from a few customers for this type of reporting, we realized this reporting model would benefit all of our group disability customers," says Cindy Ford, claims director, the Principal Financial Group. "Our goal is to provide employers not only with the information necessary to understand their current employee claims, but also with a trend reporting program that might help reduce claims going forward and enable employees to continue working."

Internet-based reporting is designed to save time and costs for employers by showing more detailed information about disability claims. For example, a customer with multiple locations could use this report to identify a particular location experiencing a higher claim incidence than other locations. The employer could then work with The Principal to identify potential issues and implement wellness or safety programs to alleviate the same problem in the future.

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