As the US economy improves and employment is on the rise, more employers are revisiting their Return-to-Work initiatives to accommodate injured workers and encourage faster return to work. These initiatives are part of employers’ workers’ compensation, ADAAA, and short term disability programs, and provide modified duty when workers have a disability that limits their ability to perform their regular job functions. With this resurgence, employers are formalizing their programs, seeking new options to help accommodate their employees’ physical restrictions, and seeking consistency in modified duty programs for workers’ compensation and non-occupational disabilities. ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program is great solution when employers are unable to provide suitable light duty work in-house or onsite.
Our company’s founders, Debra Livingston and Frances Ford, are featured in the September 2014 edition of Risk & Insurance Magazine discussing Transition2Work and how the program fits in with employers’ overall Return-to-Work and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. The article, “The Next Chapter for Return to Work,” presents our Transition2Work program as an option to supplement employers’ Return-to-Work programs for workers’ compensation and non-occupational disabilities and also improve local communities and enrich the lives of injured workers through volunteerism.
Transition2Work is growing in popularity as more employers recognize the use of nonprofits for transitional employment as a viable alternative to onsite light duty. The benefits of Transition2Work go far beyond the claim life cycle reduction and savings – the program helps provide social benefits to all of its participants by strengthening communities, focusing on the injured individuals’ capabilities, and connecting recovering workers with local nonprofits where they can make an impact.
You can read the full text of the article at Risk & Insurance Magazine’s website: http://www.riskandinsurance.com/next-chapter-return-work/