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Welcome to Centrix Work Disability Solutions
Written by Jason Parker   
Friday, 01 March 2019
ImageThank you for visiting Centrix.  You have reached one of the most experienced and diversified Work Disability Solutions companies.  

We believe in thinking differently. 

Our evidence-based and evidence-informed approach is challenging the conventional wisdom the compensation industry has about the processes and methods to address the Work Disability problem.  

The way we challenge this thinking is by helping our customers, employers and insurers, create an experience for the injured or ill worker that is truly worker-centric and actively engages the worker in the decisions and choices about their recovery and return-to-work.  This is not an advocacy model.  This is a worker-centric model focused on preventing unnecessary Work Disability.  Our unique worker-centric approach is not based on opinion but based on current cross discipline evidence-based research, qualitative assessment of worker engagement, and quantitative measurement of the worker experience.

And, we happen to create great outcomes for all stakeholders.  Curious about what we can do for you?

Work disability has been described as one of the biggest social and labor market challenges that hinders economic growth and reduces effective labor supply (Sickness, Disability, and Work: Breaking the Barriers OECD, 2010).  Our Mission is to prevent unnecessary Work Disability.  It is as simple as that.  By preventing unnecessary Work disability we achieve our Vision of reducing the economic, human, and social costs of disability to employers, workers, and society.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 March 2019 )
Time for a Change
Written by Jason Parker   
Friday, 01 March 2019
The current trends in Work Disability 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.  Unnecessary Work Disability costs continue to rise.  Watson Wyatt estimates that directs costs of disability amount to about 9% 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 ( Thursday, 07 March 2019 )
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