|[December 05, 2012]
Win-Win in Workers' Compensation for Employees and Employers
TAMPA, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Beyond improving employee healthcare through onsite health
Consulting Group, Inc. is drastically lowering health
costs and decreasing workers' compensation costs for employers.
Crowne collaborates with Tennessee-based CareHere,
LLC to operate more than 25 health and wellness centers
throughout Florida, with the City of Lake Mary opening last month and
of Kissimmee slated for 2013. CareHere
specializes in primary care, occupational services, pharmacy, and
disease management. Its cost-saving model helps self-funded
employers extend employee benefits to include zero copays, no
deductibles, and free screenings.
Crowne and CareHere's worksite centers are the first stop for
triage and treatment of workers' compensation and other occupational
services. Services are fully compliant as there is no
co-mingling of health information with work-related services. The
occupational health providers also follow required regulations related
to medical surveillance programs, drug testing, reporting, and return to
"An on-the-job injury can set back an organization's productivity,
but health centers offer prompt care to mitigate risks and expedite
return-to-work programs," said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne
Consulting Group. "Instead of days or weeks, many workers
are back to work within hours."
Since opening three onsite health centers in 2011 and implementing
numerous wellness and benefits education programs, Pasco
Schools realized a more than 50 percent decrease in
workers' compensation costs, totaling over $1.5 million in savings.
of Ocoee's medical costs of its workers' compensation
program averaged a 70 percent annual reduction during a four-year span.
Last year, 92 percent of eligible employees visited the center at
least once, with 35 percent of the visits for acute care.
Crowne Consulting Group, Inc. (http://www.crowneinc.com/),
founded in 1986, consults and provides administrative oversight services
for onsite health and wellness centers to employers and is a related
company with The Crowne Group, an employee benefits consulting firm,
specializing in employer solutions and personal lines of insurance.
Crowne's experts have a cumulative 100 years of experience in serving
public sector employers such as school districts, city and county
government, as well as private organizations. Solutions for
consumer-driven plans include health reimbursement arrangements,
self-funded plans, onsite health and wellness centers, as well as risk
management and human resources consulting.
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