Client A is a corporation of 500 Ohio based employees with an established ‘wellness program’ featuring a wellness team that directs a fitness instructor with aerobic classes and a few wellness competitions throughout the year. As part of the team, Workplace Health, Inc. helped successfully move this corporation to developing a health & productivity initiative and placed it on the corporate goal tree. Now a culture of wellness has spread throughout organization with an incentivized program offering a discount on health insurance premiums for participating. Employees need to be tobacco free, meet with a health coach annually, submit to blood and biometric testing and achieve wellness credits for participating in wellness activities (annual physical to onsite programs). This client won the Gold level Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Award, under the leadership of WHI
RESULT: This corporation has a92% participation rate, has stabilized health care costs to around $8,000 per employee per year (average is $13,000 per employee per year), and the corporation has not increased employee premium contribution for 3 years in a row (as of Jan 2015). Furthermore over 60% of the employees have met or are well on their way to meet their self-established health goals.
Workplace Health Inc. developed a Transitional Work Program for Company B employing approximately 300 construction workers. This included the program development, assessment and development of functional job analyses documenting the physical job requirements. In addition, leadership, supervisor and employee training was conducted. The first new work related injury case occurred within 2 months of implementation of the new program. Field case management was put on the case right away, worked with the physician to approve transitional work/modified duty – in a construction setting – and lost time was avoided.
RESULT: Cost saving of indemnity payment avoidance was $5000 on the claim and another $30,000 in saved premiums
As a provider of DFWP services for over 25 years, staff at Workplace Health Inc. has successfully developed, implemented and trained both supervisors and employees in Drug Free Workplace. A workplace free of employees abusing alcohol, prescription medications and illicit drugs is a safer and more productive workplace. Clearly establishing clear policies and guidelines for both employees and managers to follow will lead to a reduction in absenteeism, accidents and workers’ compensation premiums. Companies that successfully implement a drug free workplace can see improved product quality, service and employee productivity.
RESULT: Company C employing 100 workers was penalty rated in workers’ compensation premium. They successfully reduced the premium and qualified for group rating of 40%– savings of $66,000 per year.