Thanks to the partnership, MAXIS GBN’s many group policyholders are able to support their employees, no matter where they are in the world, with access to a range of musculoskeletal support services, helping individuals address musculoskeletal injuries (such as back pain, knee pain and hand arthritis) before they become chronic conditions that require surgery.
MAXIS GBN explains that each programme is personalised through real-time feedback and each participant is given a care team comprised of a doctor, physical therapist and a health coach. Other services offered by the platform include 18 pain recovery tracks, musculoskeletal education programmes and occupational injury prevention programmes.
Improved preventative support results in reduced claims
Eighty-nine per cent of compliant users show improvements in their condition, with on average 65 per cent pain reduction by week 12; and 78 per cent report being better equipped to address future pain, according to a report from SimpleTherapy.
In addition, A three-year longitudinal cohort study with a Washington-based employer covering more than 125,000 employees showed that SimpleTherapy services resulted in a 50-per-cent reduction in medical claims and a 66-per-cent reduction in surgical rates, followed by a 52-per-cent reduction in Rx (prescription) claims.
Musculoskeletal disorders rising with working from home
“We know the massive impact musculoskeletal disorders have on multinationals – costing huge amounts of money, not only in medical claims, but absenteeism and employee productivity too,” said Dr Leena Johns, Head of Health and Wellness at MAXIS GBN. “The coronavirus pandemic has made the need to look after employees’ musculoskeletal disorders even more important, as more people work from home and often don’t have an ergonomic setup. Through this partnership with SimpleTherapy, our multinational clients can give their employees access to a programme with a proven track record of success and positive engagement, wherever they are in the world.”
In a separate article, Dr Johns spoke to Hospitals & Healthcare about the importance of enhanced employee benefits solution, particularly as companies are facing the reality of ageing workforces.