ReEmployAbility Reports Growth in Return-to-Work Program and Community Impact
Friday, May 19, 2017 | 4244 | 0 | min read
Tampa, FL (May 19, 2017) – ReEmployAbility, the largest national provider of specialty early Return-to-Work (RTW) services and transitional employment programs, has published its latest Program Results Summary. The summary provides an overview of the Transition2Work program’s community impact, performance results, and outcomes through fiscal year 2016.
ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program places injured employees at local nonprofit organizations to perform light duty work when their pre-injury employer cannot accommodate their physical restrictions on-site. The program has been offered nationwide since 2007. The program helps the employee by allowing him to retain his connection to his pre-injury employer and benefits of employment, while participating in transitional work within the community. In turn, employers benefit by returning employees to work quickly, thereby lowering Workers’ Compensation claims costs that impact experience ratios for future insurance premiums.
Key highlights from ReEmployAbility’s Program Results Summary include:
Creating Positive Outcomes for Injured Workers -
- In 2016, Transition2Work benefited injured workers by achieving a 99 percent placement success rate and securing appropriate nonprofit assignment
- 58 percent of the injured employees referred to the Transition2Work program participated in a nonprofit assignment and those who participated volunteered for an average of 54 days in the assignment.
- Overall, 61 percent of employees referred will successfully return-to-work with their pre-injury employer, reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), or settle their Workers’ Compensation claim, which benefits the employee, employer, and insurance company.
Making an Impact on the Community -
- During 2016, the company added over 5,000 new partners to its network of nonprofit partners, raising the total to more than 35,000 nationwide.
- To date, Transition2Work program participants have provided approximately 4.5 million volunteer hours to local and national nonprofit organizations.
- In 2016 alone, participants in the Transition2Work program had an estimated economic impact on nonprofits valued over $40 million.
Achieving Results for Employers and Carriers -
- Through the Transition2Work Program, employees gain an improved sense of value as they engage in the community while they recover, boosting employee morale.
- Injured employees are often introduced to volunteerism through Transition2Work and gain new experiences in a fresh environment while making a difference in the community.
- Employers and carriers realize an average indemnity savings of more than $4,300 per claim referred to the Transition2Work program.
Return-to-Work programs such as Transition2Work allow injured workers to engage in meaningful and productive work, keep a flexible work schedule, maintain daily work habits, make a positive impact on the community, and return to work faster.
The Transition2Work Program Results Summary is available on ReEmployAbility’s corporate website at http://www.reemployability.com/Transition-2-Work/Results.
Founded in 2003, ReEmployAbility is the largest national provider of early return-to-work (RTW) services and transitional employment programs. Our Transition2Work program offers employers 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 nonprofit partners, we create innovative programs to help accommodate injured workers in the transition back to work. For more information, call 866-663-9880, visit www.ReEmployAbility.com or read our blog at www.transition2work.us
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