How does MetLife’s Rehabilitation Program help employees return to work safely and effectively?

The MetLife Rehabilitation Program supports an employee with returning to work safely by providing resources to assist where appropriate. The Rehabilitation Program plan is managed as a team effort and involves the employee, the State of TN, the employee’s treating provider(s) and MetLife clinical and return-to-work consultants. Each Rehabilitation Program is customized to meet the needs of the employee and is based on an assessment of the employee’s capabilities and medical condition. The State of TN’s Disability plan is designed to provide advantages and financial incentives for participating in MetLife’s Rehabilitation Program. Participation in the State of TN Rehabilitation Program is mandatory when MetLife deems it is mandatory, and benefits will end on the date the employee ceases or refuses to participate in the program. The Rehabilitation Program may include, but is not limited to, an employee’s participation in one or more of the following activities:

·       return to work on a modified basis with a goal of resuming employment for which You are reasonably qualified by training, education, experience and past earnings;

·       on-site job analysis;

·       job modification/accommodation;

·       training to improve job-seeking skills;

·       vocational training; or

·       restorative therapies to improve functional capacity to return to work.

The State of TN does not offer Long Term Disability Insurance to Higher Education employees. If you are a Higher Education employee, direct questions on LTD to your Agency Benefits Coordinator.   

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