DEERFIELD, Ill., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers Transition Network, Inc.,
a member of the LewisCo Group, today announced an agreement with AIG Claim
Services, Inc. (AIGCS), a member company of American International Group, Inc.
(AIG), to facilitate early return-to-work solutions. AIGCS will initially
implement the WTN program in 14 states.
Workers Transition Network (WTN) is a specialty provider of re-employment
and return-to-work solutions in the workers' compensation marketplace,
providing services to carriers, third party administrators and self-insured
employers. WTN offers an innovative alternative to traditional vocational
rehabilitation, using funded employment at non-profit agencies to act as a
bridge to re-employment. This re-employment strategy can be applied to either
temporary placement for employers lacking modified duty capabilities, or to
permanent re-employment for those workers whose employers cannot provide
adequate job accommodation.
"This agreement with WTN reinforces our commitment to provide innovative
services that help get complex claims resolved, assist in returning injured
workers back to productive employment, and reduce loss costs for our
customers," said Don Hurter, Vice President of AIGCS Medical Management
WTN's use of non-profit agencies for interim employment of disabled
workers allows injured workers to reestablish an earning capacity while
performing a real, meaningful job rather than make-work, restoring
self-confidence and turning the focus away from his or her own disability
toward an active work environment. Meaningful, funded interim employment and
intensive counseling by WTN's experienced vocational specialists accelerate
the resolution of difficult and often stagnant workers' compensation claims.
"We are very excited to be chosen to partner with an organization the
caliber of AIG Claim Services," said Richard Lewis, President of the LewisCo
Group. "With a concerted focus on finding interim work and permanent
re-employment based on injured workers' abilities and goals, WTN has been
highly successful in getting injured workers re-employed and, in the process,
helping our clients resolve claims."
About LewisCo Group
Based in Deerfield, IL, The LewisCo Group is a leading provider of
specialized Disability Risk Management, and Total Absence and Productivity
Management services. LewisCo's innovative claim resolution services have
reduced client's direct losses by over $800,000,000. LewisCo Group has its
headquarters at: 108 Wilmot Road, # 100, Deerfield, IL.
Phone: (847) 948-7585. Website: http://www.lewisco.com.
About American International Group, Inc.
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is the world's leading U.S.-based
international insurance and financial services organization, the largest
underwriter of commercial and industrial insurance in the United States, and
among the top ranked U.S. life insurers. Its member companies write a wide
range of general insurance and life insurance products for commercial,
institutional and individual customers through a variety of distribution
channels in approximately 130 countries and jurisdictions throughout the
world. AIG's global businesses also include financial services, retirement
savings and asset management. AIG's financial services businesses include
aircraft leasing, financial products, trading and market making, and consumer
finance. AIG has one of the largest retirement savings businesses in the
United States and is a leader in asset management for the individual and
institutional markets, with specialized investment management capabilities in
equities, fixed income, alternative investments and real estate. AIG's common
stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges
in London, Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.
About AIG Claim Services, Inc.
AIGCS provides a broad spectrum of cost containment and claim management
services to AIG clients for workers' compensation and property-casualty lines
of business. These include integrated disability management, pre-injury
consulting, litigation management, investigative services and
industry-specific claim management for clients in middle market businesses to
some of the nation's largest corporations.
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