Employers have been hit hard by the soaring costs of providing
employees with health care benefits. Recent studies indicate
that almost 50% of corporate profits now go for health care
costs versus only 7% three decades ago. Employers are actively
seeking new ways to reduce health care costs without jeopardizing
their ability to attract and retain workers. These factors
have prompted many organizations to assume positive positions
on the issue of health promotion at the work-site.
Employee wellness programs have long been advocated as a way
to decrease health care costs, reduce absenteeism, and increase
productivity. Wellness programs are defined as programs designed
to maintain or improve employee health before problems arise.
Diversified Health Care Management Consultants, Inc.
can maximize impact on employee health by developing a comprehensive
wellness program that focuses on:
1. Increasing awareness of wellness issues (information)
2. Supporting health management (personal change)
3. Promoting healthy work climates (organizational support)
Injury to workers has a tremendous impact on industry. Almost
every day approximately 10% of the average workforce is absent
form their job due to disability by occupational or non-occupational
situations that prevent them from working. According to the
U.S. Department of Labor, American businesses are spending
approximately $7.4 billion a year in worker’s compensation
costs. It is estimated that by the end of the decade, disability
costs will top $340 billion. Every business is incurring part
of this expense. In response to these rising costs, companies
are beginning to see the advantages to early intervention
in response to injuries, as well as, the logic in implementing
preventive programs to reduce injury incidence. Therefore,
it is easy to understand why effective case management of
disability is imperative.
This management of care is now beginning to encompass prevention
of new injury through training, ergonomic intervention at
the work site, and health and wellness programs. Resolution
of first injury and prevention of second injury is also essential
in effective case management. This is provided through early
utilization of proper medical and therapeutic intervention
as soon as the injury occurs.
Diversified Health Care Management Consultants, Inc. offers
customized case management programs and provides distinctive
advantages over traditional competitors.
Benefits seen as a result of our industrial services include:
• Lowering the net cost of doing business
• Improving the overall productivity of the business
• Enhancing the business’ competitive position
in the marketplace
These benefits are realized by:
• Decreased injury incidence rates
• Decreased time off work due to injury
• Increased employee physical work capacity and resistance
• Improved cost effectiveness of rehabilitative services
• Improved systems and processes in handing work-related
• Streamlined coordination of return to work programs
Care Info for Employers
million families nationwide provide care to someone
50 or older. AARP
than 90 percent of companies expect an increase
in the number of employees who are caring for elderly
relatives. Society for Human Resource
are coming in later, they have to leave earlier and
they are spending company time on the phone dealing
with these issues. Companies are expanding their elder
care offerings from simple referral services to include
workshops and more personalized help.
Elder Care programs help employers by allowing employees
to concentrate more on their work.
Health Care Management Consultants, Inc
West 10 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034