True costs of disability make clear case for return-to-work

New audit tool helps organizations get clear picture of costs
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/29/2004

The National Institute of Disability Management and Research estimates typical disability costs for an organization with 1,000 employees to be in the range of $2 million per year. But, with effective and comprehensive disability management and return-to-work programs, it says those costs can be cut by between 30 and 50 per cent.

Yet many organizations remain frustrated by disability management and return-to-work programs, and struggle to see the value of investing in those programs.

The institute has been a major force behind the creation of disability management program audit tool that allows organizations to measure disability management program performance and thereby maximize return on investment in disability management.