Simple, Fast, Safe Return to Work
Employers and carriers can significantly reduce workers’ compensation and disability claim costs by returning the injured employee to the workforce as soon as they are released to modified or light duty.
Studies show that “a properly administered program can realize an $8 to $10 savings for every dollar invested in a proactive return-to-work program” (Batterson, L.M., Fyfe, B.J. & Weigand, D. (2009), Return-to-Work Programs, RM Insight).
ReEmployAbility’s return-to-work program, Transition2Work, offers employers and carriers a cost-effective solution to modified light duty assignments, reducing claim costs while giving the injured worker time to heal. Utilizing our accredited, national network of more than 35,000 nonprofit partners, we create innovative programs to help accommodate injured workers in the transition back to work. During their temporary volunteer assignment at a nonprofit in their community, injured workers become reacquainted with the work experience, while boosting their self-confidence, improving their sense of worth, and keeping in touch with the daily work routine.
The Transition2Work program provides benefits to employers, insurance carriers, employees, and communities across the nation!
Program Benefits to Injured Workers
When an injured worker participates as a volunteer at a nonprofit, he not only benefits personally, as research has shown, but also helps the community. This aspect of the transitional assignment instills great pride and boosts self-worth. For many injured workers, exposure to volunteerism and service work is a new experience. Testimonials from program participants indicate that even after the assignment is complete, the injured worker often maintains a relationship with the nonprofit. The nonprofit assignment enables the injured worker to:
- Engage in meaningful and productive work activity as soon as they are released to modified or light duty
- Keep a flexible work schedule to accommodate physician or physical therapy appointments
- Focus on abilities as opposed to limitations
- Develop a physical tolerance for work, including strength and endurance
- Learn new, transferable skills
- Retain their employee status with the company and continue earning a paycheck and benefits
- Stay productive and avoid disability syndrome
- Help others
- Recover faster!
Program Benefits to Employers:
- Retains a valuable employee who is experienced and trained for the work
- Provide modified duty when unable to accommodate the workers’ physical restrictions on-site
- Accommodate modified duty nationwide
- Provides consistency in return-to-work programs for occupational and non-occupational disabilities
- Complies with state and federal employment regulations
- Improves workplace morale and helps employees avoid disability syndrome
- Reduces potential for workers’ compensation and employment litigation
- Reduces workers’ compensation and non-occupational disability claims cost, which could impact future premium rates
- Potentially reduces medical costs, encourages faster recuperation, and faster return to work for the employee