Westfield launches program to reduce workers' comp costs


WESTFIELD CENTER, OHIO, June 6, 2011 – Westfield Insurance has partnered with ReEmployAbility, Inc. on an innovative program that benefits community service organizations, while helping Westfield customers assist their injured employees in recovering from their work injuries and returning to work.

WesWorkssm, a program customized and managed by ReEmployAbility for Westfield, offers injured workers who are unable to return to their normal job duties the option to earn pay while volunteering time and service to American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, United Way, YMCA, community food banks and many more nonprofit agencies.

"WesWorks is a winning approach to managing work-related injuries," Jim Bowers, Westfield Workers’ Compensation Claims Leader, said. "Injured workers who may not be ready to perform their regular work duties can make valuable contributions to service organizations in their communities."

According to Bowers, Westfield was impressed by ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work solution and how it aligns with the insurance company’s commitment to citizenship. Westfield’s community investments focus on safety and education, human services and community revitalization.

"We are excited about our partnership with Westfield. We believe that Westfield’s commitment to extending this program to their commercial policyholders and their collaborative efforts to implement the program nationwide will result in great success," Debra Livingston and Frances Ford, founders of ReEmployAbility, said.

Founded in 2003, ReEmployAbility offers a unique approach to reemployment, specializing in Workers’ Compensation claim needs. With strategic relationships throughout the United States, ReEmployAbility is able to provide return to work services nationally, coordinating Transition2Work volunteer placements with the American Cancer Society, United Way, American Red Cross, YMCA, community food banks, and many more agencies nationwide.

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