Mental health claims volumes are up 53% for short-term disability (STD) and 70% for long-term disability (LTD) from
2014 to 2020 across the Sun Life block of business.
So, while accounting for over 24% of new STD claims and
32% of new LTD claims, they represent 45% of claim costs.
We’re seeing these increases across all industries.
In 2021, we continued to add to our mental health supports for employers and employees. The mental health strategy toolkit and manager training videos remain foundational elements and both are free. You can access them at our workplace mental health site.