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A Billion Here, A Billion There

Feb
17

What costs more than ALL cancers, ALL diabetes and ALL strokes?  The answer is occupational injuries and illnesses.  According to a study authored by J. Paul Leigh, a researcher for University of California Davis, $250 Billion per year is spent on workplace injuries/illnesses.  His study published in Milbank Quarterly: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Population Health and Healthy Policy reviewed more than 40 data sets that track both direct and indirect costs (e.g. lost productivity) associated with injury/illness in the workplace.

 

Cancers, $31Billion;

 Diabetes,$ 76Billion;

Strokes, $187 Billion;

Occupational $ One quarter trillion.

 
Every day for 25 years, OMCA has worked to reduce the costs of occupational injuries/illnesses.  In over 100,000 cases, we’ve had many successes, gained much knowledge, accumulated significant professional resources and would be pleased to help you with your program, your caseload or your catastrophic claims.

Call us.  We can do better

Posted in Group Benefits Programs, Medical Cost Containment, Workers’ Compensation