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Apr 13, 2017

Workers’ comp time loss days reduced by 37%

Workers’ Comp 

Time is Money: Vigilant's Workers' Comp Retro Group Reduces Time Loss Days by 37%

Vigilant’s commitment to reducing claim costs for our Workers’ Comp Retro Group is paying off—big time. We’re pleased to announce that our Retro Group just hit a huge milestone by reducing the number of time loss days by 37 percent compared to the same point last year. That’s equivalent to eight days less per claim for time missed due to a work-related injury. Not only will this huge reduction help our members pay less premiums up front, but it also provides a greater opportunity for getting some of that money back in refunds!

How We Did It
Our Retro Program is committed to reducing the premiums that manufacturing employers pay the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). We accomplish this by controlling claim costs through safety, early return-to-work opportunities for injured workers, and effective claim strategies. The largest cost of a claim is usually time-loss payments to workers that have been certified to be off work. That’s why we strive to drive down those costs by helping you to identify early return-to-work opportunities, then working directly with the injured worker, the attending medical provider, and L&I.

Our aim is to get your employee back to work as quickly as possible, because studies show that workers who return to work right away after an injury get better faster and their claims close sooner and with less cost.

Reducing time loss days is just one of the ways Vigilant’s Workers’ Comp Retro Program can save your manufacturing company time and money. Our goal is to reduce claim-related expenses by keeping your employees safe and working, and if there are claims, keeping them off your desk. That leaves you time to focus on what you do best—running your business.

Get results now with the Vigilant Retro Program.

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