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Written by Jason Parker   
Monday, 07 March 2016
ImageThank you for visiting CentriX.  You have reached one of the most diversified and experienced Work Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Service companies. 

Our unique skill set separates us from other Disability Management and Rehabilitation Providers.  Our experience within the Insurance Industry sets us apart in our ability to truly understand the inherent challenges within compensation systems (Workers Compensation and Short and Long Term Disability Insurance) and our unique insights into the engagement of workers.

Our mission is to Prevent Work Disability.  It is as simple as that.  By preventing Work Disability we achieve our Vision of reducing the economic, human, and social costs of disability to employers, workers, and society.  Our goal is to create change in our industry by providing evidence based solutions and processes that actively engage the worker in their recovery and RTW. 

Our unique methodology is based on current evidence based research, qualitative assessment of worker engagement, and quantitative measurement of the worker experience.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 March 2016 )
Time for a Change
Written by Jason Parker   
Monday, 07 March 2016
The current trends in Disability Management are becoming quite alarming.  After decades of talk about early intervention and integrated disability management, Work Disability continues to be an issue for organizations, governments, workers, and society.  Disability costs continue to rise.  Watson Wyatt estimates that directs costs of disability amount to about 6% of payroll and indirect costs can run that amount much higher with consulting firm, Mercers, estimating indirect costs as much as 35% of payroll.  The NPR report, "Unfit for Work.  The startling rise of disability in America" paints a bleak picture of the prevalence and impact of disability in America. 

According to the Integrated Benefits Institute, the total cost of disability is $576 Billion dollars.  That is "B" for Billion.  This number includes wage replacement (both non-occupational and occupational injury/illness), treatment, and lost productivity.  This roughly amounts to a staggering 3.6% of the US GDP.  The US is not alone.  The Conference Board of Canada report "Missing in Action: Absenteeism Trends in Canadian Organizations - 2013", estimates the direct cost of absenteeism to the Canadian economy was $16.6 Billion.  In, 2008, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council updated a previous study and estimated that the total economy cost was estimated to be $57.5 Billion, representing a jaw dropping 5.9% of the GDP.  The United Kingdom has similar numbers to Canada and the US.
Last Updated ( Monday, 04 April 2016 )
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