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Employers Try Targeting Wellness Programs to Frequently Injured Workers

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 850 | 0 | 418 min read

A wellness program that targets so-called frequent fliers in workers’ comp — employees with two or more work-related injuries within two years — has so far shaved $4 million off expected claim costs among participants at the University of California, Los Angeles. What's more, intensive health coaching provided to laundry workers at Walt Disney World in Florida who had co-morbidities and a high rate of injuries reduced by 28% the rate of musculoskeletal injuries in the year following the pilot program, to 5.4 claims per 100 workers. The rate of musculoskeletal injuries am...

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