Matrix Absence Management Names Paul Dubé Vice President, Business Strategy

  Matrix Absence Management Names Paul Dubé Vice President, Business Strategy

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- May 22, 2013

Matrix Absence Management, Inc., (Matrix), a market leading integrator of
insurance and absence management services, has named Paul Dubé Vice President,
Product Strategy and Development, a newly-created role reporting to Matrix
President Kenneth Cope.

Paul Dube, VP Business Strategy, Matrix Absence Management (Photo: Matrix
Absence Management)

Paul Dube, VP Business Strategy, Matrix Absence Management (Photo: Matrix
Absence Management)

In his new position, Dubé will be responsible for creating and advancing
Matrix’s growth and absence management service offerings, as well as new
product development, research, strategy, data analytics and sales support.

Founded in 1987, Matrix is a market leader in delivering services to help
employers proactively manage employee absence and related programs. Matrix
seamlessly integrates workers’ compensation, short and long term disability,
return-to-work services, and personal/family and medical leave (FMLA)
programs. Matrix is also the administrator and claims platform for Reliance
Standard Life Insurance Company’s integrated disability clients.

Dubé brings more than 20 years of directly related industry experience. Most
recently, he served as Vice President, Lead Business Consultant for Aetna Life
Insurance Company. In this executive-level role he was responsible for
designing cross-functional, holistic business development solutions and led
initiatives to achieve the company’s strategic business objectives. While with
Aetna he also served as the head of claims risk management with responsibility
for development of Aetna’s disability claim practices nationally.

Prior to his tenure at Aetna, Mr. Dubé held a variety of leadership roles at
Hartford Life Insurance Company and Unum Life Insurance Company, driving
business strategy, claim practices, metric development, and operational

“Paul has influenced the absence management industry from three of the largest
and most influential insurance carriers in the market,” Kenneth Cope said. “He
is a proven innovator and will play a vital role in keeping Matrix relevant,
resonant and effective in today’s very dynamic business environment.”

Dubé is agraduate of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell with a MAin
English. He currently resides in Tolland, CT with his wife Samantha and
daughters Jordan and Natalie Morgan.

He will be based in Hartford, CT.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Matrix has service locations
nationwide, including claims hubs in San Jose, Phoenix, AZ, Hawthorne, NY and
Portland, OR. Matrix clients employ nearly 2 million employees nationwide with
total payrolls exceeding $60 billion.

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance Standard) is a leading
insurance carrier specializing in innovative and flexible employee benefits
solutions including disability income and group term life insurance, a suite
of voluntary (employee paid) coverage options and fully integrated absence
management. Reliance Standard markets these solutions nationwide through
independent brokers and agents to employers of all sizes.

Matrix and Reliance Standard also partner with leading wellness provider
Viverae® to deliver RelianceONE®, an innovative program to improve the health
of employees and the bottom lines of employers through integrated workforce
health and productivity management services.

Both Matrix and Reliance Standard are members of the Tokio Marine Group. Tokio
Marine Holdings, Inc., the ultimate holding company of the Tokio Marine Group,
is incorporated in Japan and is listed on both the Tokyo and Osaka Stock
Exchanges. The Tokio Marine Group operates in the property and casualty
insurance, reinsurance and life insurance sectors globally. The Group’s main
operating subsidiary, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire (TMNF), was founded in 1879
and is the oldest and leading property and casualty insurer in Japan.

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