Morneau Shepell launches Abiliti™Absence by licensing Presagia's Absence Compliance Engine

New partnership establishes industry-leading solution in the United States for managing absence, leave and disability through day-one notifications

SAN DIEGO, CA, July 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell (TSX: MSI), a market leader in human resources technology and absence and disability services, today announced that it has selected Presagia's absence compliance engine to support Morneau Shepell's Abiliti™Absence solution. This integrated solution offers clients an industry-leading user experience to manage absence, leave and disability, and includes more than 450 U.S. federal, state and municipal leave policies, in addition to the ability to add organization-specific leave policies such as personal, medical and paid family leaves. This helps organizations improve efficiencies and demonstrate compliance.

In a report on trends in human resources, Morneau Shepell found that 64 per cent of employers do not track the cost of casual and incidental absence. To help solve this issue, Morneau Shepell provides a unique, fully integrated approach to managing absence, leave and disability, which includes comprehensive "day one" notification option. The system fully supports real-time absence notification from all causes, as well as the ability to track various banks of time, such as paid time off, paid family leave, sick and safe time off, vacation and numerous other items in a single place.

Recognizing the need to provide innovative tools to better engage employees and employers, Abiliti™Absence is accessible around the clock to notify and track absences from work through a mobile app, interactive voice response, call center and web portal. Abiliti™Absence's powerful dashboarding delivers real-time reporting, analytics and improves overall management of absence, leave and disability.

"We are pleased to partner with Presagia, as it is the industry's most trusted source of knowledge and technology for leave management compliance," said Zahid Salman, Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell. "By incorporating Presagia's compliance engine into Morneau Shepell's Abiliti™Absence technology platform, we are able to now provide the same level of industry leading absence management solutions in the United States that we currently provide in Canada."

This solution is currently available for demonstration. For more information on Morneau Shepell's Abiliti™Absence solution, visit: morneaushepell.com.

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 morneaushepell.com.

About Presagia

Founded in 1987, Presagia has a long history of helping organizations solve complex business problems with easy-to-use solutions. Today, this means providing cloud-based absence management solutions that enable organizations to be more efficient, control lost time and risk, and strengthen compliance with federal, state and municipal leave and accommodation laws. For more information, visit presagia.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Cathren Ronberg, Morneau Shepell, 416.355.5632, media@morneaushepell.com; Geoff Simpson, Presagia, 305.570.2001, gsimpson@presagia.com

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