A healthy and satisfied workforce is certainly the cornerstone of business development and growth. A happier and healthier workforce can yield some significant benefits for the organization including increased productivity, reduced turnover, improved client/customer satisfaction, and an improved bottom line overall. Among other things that employers can do to boost overall employee satisfaction, employer health services play an important part in maintaining a healthier and happier workforce. This, certainly, translates into better performance and improved productivity. Statistics from a survey done in 2019 show that 84% of the employers in the US stated that their wellness program positively impacted their productivity and performance.
While most companies provide basic benefits to their employees, partnering with an employer health services provider can bring significant benefits in terms of cost savings and enhanced productivity. Companies like AppleCare provide a range of services from workers’ compensation and occupational medicine to on-site testing, DOT physicals, and much more. An investment in such employer health services can certainly go a long way and produce long-term benefits for the business from enhanced productivity to higher profitability and sustainable growth. Signing up for these services also makes it easier to manage and compensate for employee injuries at work and maintain a healthier and more satisfied workforce.
Before we get into the details of how AppleCare can help, let’s try to understand what WorkCare is in its very essence.
What is WorkCare?
WorkCare refers to healthcare services provided by an employer to their employees for all work-related injuries and illnesses. Employers often commission WorkCare and employer health services for two main reasons:
- To achieve better productivity and enhanced organizational performance
- To comply with the strict regulations and policies to keep their business operational
Whatever the key motivation behind providing WorkCare may be, these health services and benefits prove to be beneficial for the organization itself. Investing in occupational medicine means that you are able to build a healthy workforce that is satisfied and motivated to work beyond your expectations to achieve the organizational goals.
Work-related injuries are a growing concern in the US and employers have been obligated by law to provide workers’ compensation. In 2019, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 5,333 fatal work injuries, an increase of 2% from the numbers reported in 2018. In addition, 2.8 million non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers. With adequate on-site care available, the impact of most work-related injuries could be reduced and emergency care could be provided to save lives.
Furthermore, workplace injuries lead to employees missing time from work. This affects your business’ productivity while incurring costs at the same time. According to BLS’s 2019 workplace injury stats, younger employees missed an average of five days from work due to workplace injuries or illnesses. This figure increased to around 14 days in older employees.
Providing AppleCare WorkCare services to your employees could lead to huge cost savings for your company. In addition to increasing productivity, it also helps with employee retention. A recent study revealed that US business owners lose $11 billion every year due to employee turnover. One of the major reasons behind higher employee turnover rates is the unavailability of sufficient employer health services and workers’ compensation benefits. The absence of these services can lead to an unhealthy, dissatisfied, and disengaged workforce.
It is important that employers invest in building a healthy workforce. Partnering with a credible WorkCare provider like AppleCare is certainly the best way forward.
WorkCare with AppleCare
AppleCare is the leading WorkCare provider across the Southeast. All of our clinics are accredited by the Urgent Care Association, demonstrating our commitment to the highest quality standards. We provide quality employer health services while making the process more streamlined and efficient. AppleCare always strives to offer the best value to our partners and you can expect the same when you contract us to assist you in maintaining a healthier workforce. We serve a range of industries with our top-of-the-line employer health services. We provide pre- and post-employment examinations to make sure that whenever you take an employee onboard, they are ready to make a difference as part of your workforce.
Our mission is to help businesses grow by maintaining a healthy workforce, rendering a range of employer health services to offer occupational medicine and workers’ compensation. We aim to build satisfied, engaged, and more productive workforces across the nation. Our core values are:
Our core values are the driving force in our relationships with our business partners and patients.
Our Employer Health Services
When you partner with AppleCare, you have access to the following employer health services:
Workman’s compensation is always in favor of both the employee and the employer. It’s a compensation bargain that offers protection to both parties in case of unpleasant events leading to injuries at the worksite. The workers who agree on getting workers’ compensation also agree on giving up their right of suing the employer in case of any possible negligence on their part.
Partnering with AppleCare for your workers’ compensation services will allow your company to enjoy significant cost savings by cutting down on the injury compensation costs. Generally, AppleCare services would save you anywhere around 80% of the costs of an average trip to the ER. This translates into average savings of $1,875 in each case when your workman’s compensation injuries are taken care of by AppleCare. We have the experience and expertise to help support the recovery of your employees from serious workplace injuries and will keep expenses under control for you – the employer – as well.
Some key benefits of our workers’ compensation services for the employers include:
- Single point handling and management of workers’ compensation claims
- All documentation including claim reports and return to work forms directly communicated to the employer
- Expedited care with multiple clinic locations to ensure employees’ speedy recovery and return to work
- Significant cost savings with in-house pharmacies
- Streamlined check-in process
The value that investments in occupational medicine can bring to companies is often underestimated and it can actually yield more widespread benefits. The occupational healthcare professionals not only help by providing more streamlined and effective strategies for patient rehabilitation and return-to-work after work-related injuries and illnesses but they can also offer expert advice and introduce initiatives for the prevention of work-related illness. Employers who choose to invest in occupational medicine usually enjoy more benefits than just better staff health. It helps them increase employee loyalty and engagement significantly as well.
Occupational health services help improve workforce health and can prevent avoidable sickness with early interventions. Occupational medicine can also help prevent work-related injuries and conditions from worsening over time. This leads to reduced rates of absence from work and increases in the organization’s productivity and efficiency.
At AppleCare, we take every step possible to provide quality care for your workforce. When you choose AppleCare for your company’s occupational medicine services, rest assured that our team will take care of your workforce’s health by providing the very best care possible while delivering significant value to your company’s bottom line.
As a part of our occupational services, AppleCare has partnered with eScreen to support lab services such as DOT and non-DOT physicals, drug screenings, and more. eScreen has partnered with multiple labs (like Quest and LabCorp) in and around our clinic locations. With this united front in taking care of our customers, you can ensure we will do our best to serve you and ensure overall excellence in customer service and delivery.
Partnering with AppleCare for your occupational medicine needs will entitle you to the following benefits and services as an employer:
- Pre- and post-employment physicals to ensure you develop a healthy workforce
- DOT physicals to ensure that your transportation is in safe hands
- Respiratory clearance physicals
- Drug and alcohol screening
- Vaccinations & immunizations
- X-ray and extensive lab services
- COVID-19 Testing
- Multiple locations for receiving expedited care
On and Off Site Services
Today employers are more receptive to the idea of on-site employer health services as the benefits of such services easily outperform their existing health delivery system. On-site clinics – or even near-site health centers – offer more cost-effective and quality care to employees specifically targeting the health needs of your workforce.
On-site testing and health services can add value to your business in three possible ways: improving the overall health of your employees, lowering healthcare expenses, and improving productivity by reducing absences. It even helps boost productivity by ensuring that your employees don’t come to work carrying certain illnesses that restrict them from working at their full potential.
With AppleCare’s on-site and near-site health centers, you can get customized healthcare solutions for your employees. This can include everything from physicals and tests to treatments for any work-related injuries and illnesses. We evaluate the specific needs of your business and devise the best solution possible for providing quality WorkCare to your employees.
Some key benefits of availing our on- and off-site employer health services include:
- Convenient access with clinics located on-site or near your work sites
- Ability to scale our offerings depending on the needs of your company
- Reduced waiting times compared to primary care and ER
- Customized care tailored to the needs of your business
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we saw a surge in telehealth and TeleCare initiatives all over the world. With most companies switching to remote operations, the need for TeleCare can’t be stressed enough. Contactless TeleCare services can be a more efficient and convenient option for delivering employer health services for a range of work-related illnesses and health conditions.
At AppleCare, we aim to always offer the most convenient options for your employees to see their care providers. TeleCare allows us to leverage the latest technology to deliver safe and speedy access to healthcare. All of our AppleCare providers are available for consultation through your smartphone, tablet, or computer online. TeleCare visits can be booked easily through our website and our licensed care providers will advise your employees over a video or a phone call.
TeleCare is available for many conditions including:
- Sore Throat
- Flu Symptoms
- Eye Infection, Styes, Pinkeye
- Ear Infection
- Allergy Symptoms
- Poison Ivy
- Bug Bites
- Minor Burns
- Sinus Infection
- Female Urinary Tract Infections
- Mild Sunburn
- Cold Sores
- Canker Sores
- Newly Onset Cough
- Cold Symptoms
- Minor Rashes
- Head Lice
Note: All insurance plans are accepted for TeleCare visits.
Why Choose AppleCare?
Partnering with AppleCare to provide WorkCare to your employees entitles you to a range of benefits. First of all, we take a more streamlined approach to workers’ compensation and occupational medicine making it simple and straightforward to supply your company with health services. In addition, our focus is always on providing quality care white ensuring maximum efficiency, employee satisfaction, and productivity for our partners. We make sure that every dollar you spend counts and brings you the best value possible, ensuring maximum ROI.
Some of the key benefits of working with AppleCare include:
1. Cost Savings
We offer affordable occupational medicine and employer health services to ensure significant cost savings for your company. On average, you save $1,875 per incident when you trust AppleCare over ER or primary care providers.
2. Time Savings
Visiting AppleCare for occupational medicine and work injury care helps your employees avoid long waiting queues at the emergency room. It is always our mission to complete every visit within one hour. As a result, your employees return to work quickly and their time on the job and productivity is not affected.
We ensure flexible scheduling as well as walk-in availability so that your employees receive the care they need as soon as possible. AppleCare Urgent Care clinics offer extended hours at all of our many locations across the Southeast.
4. Simplified Care
Joining forces with AppleCare for your WorkCare requirements means your occupational medicine and workers’ compensation needs are well taken care of. We take a streamlined approach to work injury care, physicals, and drug testing offering on-site, near-site and custom employer health services.
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Get in touch with our team today and we’ll work with you to develop the employer health services plan that best suits your business and employees.