National Association of Senior Living Organizations Recognizes Willis
Workers Compensation Diagnostic Voted “Best of the Best”
CHICAGO, April 4, 2011 – The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) recognized the Chicago office of Willis Group Holdings (WSH), the global insurance broker, with a Best of the Best award for its Workers Compensation Diagnostic. This program offers the senior housing and assisted living industries a roadmap to reduce work-related injuries and workers compensation costs.
The award honors programs demonstrating innovation in the field of senior living. ALFA, the largest national association dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities, will present the winning programs at the ALFA 2011 Conference & Expo, April 5-7 in Orlando, Florida.
The Willis tool offers long-term care organizations a complete picture of their current safety performance and workers compensation cost drivers, processes and procedures. Since its inception three years ago, the program has enabled injury and cost reductions between 15% and 40% for Willis’ senior living clients.
“Willis is thrilled to be recognized with this coveted award,” said John Atkinson, Managing Partner, who spearheaded this initiative for Willis. “This program has resulted in improved safety for workers, improved productivity and cost savings for many clients and has positioned Willis as the premier broker and risk management consultant in this space,” he said.
“This award demonstrates Willis’ dedication to providing highly specialized industry expertise to clients,” said Tom Ealy, National Partner for Willis North America’s Midwest Region.
Willis’ Chicago-based Aging Services Practice works with and consults to over 250,000 units of senior living and skilled nursing facilities. A team of experts focus on the insurance, risk management and employee benefit needs of continuing care retirement centers, independent and assisted living facilities, Alzheimer’s facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and home health care organizations throughout the United States.
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.
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