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Pinnacol’s nontraditional return to work program provides employers with options

February 11, 2020
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You want to help your injured employees get back to work. But what happens when they need modified on-site accommodations you can’t supply? A new Pinnacol program addresses this dilemma.

Our Return to Work (RTW) team has partnered with nonprofits around Colorado to offer return to work opportunities for injured workers and their employers. Working at the nonprofit, your injured employees receive the modified duty benefits they require.
 
This can speed up the recovery process. Injured workers who are given modified duty arrangements become more engaged in their assignments, leading to greater success. Employees who go back to work have a higher likelihood of full recovery than those who do not. Only 25% of those who sit out of work for a year return to their jobs.

How do you know this program will be a good fit for your workers? We successfully piloted this program in 2019. Members of the RTW team meet with the nonprofit management in person to facilitate your arrangement and address any concerns about work duties. 

This option is an excellent way to encourage injured workers on their road to recovery as well as provide nonprofits with greatly needed aid. You can feel good about giving back to your community.

Are you interested in learning more about this new program? Our RTW consultants can guide you through the nontraditional placement process. Contact Pinnacol Return to Work Specialist Jackie Geib, Jaqueline.geib@pinnacol.com or 303-361-4798, for assistance.

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