Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is likely to unveil a mobile application to help employees easily manage numerous benefits using smart phones.

As part of the MyLibertyMobile application, the firm has extended the functionality to allow new mothers activate their disability benefits using a smartphone or tablet, following the birth of a child.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Benefits chief operating officer Jean Scarrow cited a Pew Research Center report and said nearly two-thirds of women of childbearing age use a smartphone.

"It only makes sense to apply mobile technology to group disability programs," Scarrow added.

"Mobile technology helps employers drive employee engagement by providing employees with greater convenience and flexibility at key milestones in their lives."

Apart from Report a Birth function, the application also provides Report Intermittent Absence functionality to enable employees to enter time away from work during approved leaves using any web-enabled mobile device.

Liberty Mutual Insurance had $117.1bn in consolidated assets, $99.3bn in consolidated liabilities, and $34.7bn in annual consolidated revenue, as of 31 December 2011.

The underwriter offers a range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety.