Preventing workers comp claims has always been about improving workplace safety, but promoting health and wellness among employees is just as important, according to Integrated Benefits Institute President Thomas Parry. (Based in San Francisco, the independent non-for-profit Institute provides the data, research and tools professionals need to make sound decisions in how they invest in the health of their respective workforces.)
In an address to The World at Work 2014 Total Rewards Conference in Dallas, where he spoke about the transformation of health-management strategies, Mr. Parry goes on to say that “more and more workers comp people are recognizing that the underlying health of employees is also becoming a driver of workers compensation claims” and cited obesity as a very good example of an underlying health problem.
Parry closed by saying “What you want to do is prevent claims by having a healthy workforce and a safe workplace.”
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