Principal Announces New Tool for Employees on Disability

September 19, 2006 ( - The Principal Financial Group has announced a new online Return to Work toolkit for employees on disability leave.

In the announcement The Principal said access to the Return to Work self-help tool is available to anyone who wants more information on getting back to work after a disability. The site includes an overview of rehabilitation, Social Security services and detailed information about searching for a new job.

Additionally, The Principal announced it now offers an online life insurance claim form for employers. Once the form is complete, employers submit the information directly over a secure, confidential Web site. The employer can choose to use the online form or a printable version that can be faxed or mailed.

The Principal also provides Express Claim Processing of claims under $40,000, where claims meeting a certain criteria are referred directly to an express claim examiner, according to the announcement. Decisions on express claims are reached within five working days without the employer or beneficiary submitting additional paperwork.

The Return to Work toolkit and life insurance claim form are available at .