Our Approach

When many employers think of health care costs, they consider only group health premiums. At UPMC WorkPartners, we take a broader view. We consider the impact of employee health — both occupational and non-occupational — on your company’s bottom line. Then we create customized programs to address the magnitude of lost productivity.

Leading companies trust UPMC WorkPartners to help them identify health risks and respond with the right resources. Our experts deliver both tactical services that align with your existing health and productivity programs and fully integrated health and productivity solutions. Our approach to health and productivity includes:

Our Approach to Health & Productivity

Partnership approach and customized solutions
We recognize each company is different, so we tailor our solutions to align with your health and productivity business objectives and work to achieve your desired outcomes.
The power of partnership
Connecting what once were singularly managed benefit programs into an integrated delivery system allows us to provide employees with access to all the benefits available to them at the appropriate time. So we can streamline program administration, reduce medical costs, and return employees to work sooner.
A whole-person approach
At UPMC WorkPartners, we focus on the whole person, rather than taking a singular approach. We recognize the magnitude of poor health on time-away-from-work trends. We also know that when people improve their health, they also improve their overall outcomes, and that their organization gains in productivity as well.
Medical oversight
Medical oversight is a critical component of all of our programs and is key to achieving the best possible outcome. Our team of medical professionals — which includes health coaches, medical directors, nurse case managers, and behavioral health specialists — has expertise in occupational and non-occupational services and can draw upon the extensive resources of UPMC. By managing medical treatment and not medical transactions, we are able to provide quality, effective medical care to foster a safe and timely return to work.
Program development and impact assessment
We help you measure program effectiveness by gathering, analyzing, and benchmarking program data against industry standards and over time.
Specialists in health and productivity
The caliber of our staff is second to none. Our services are delivered by in-house experts in health management and wellness, workers’ compensation, leave management, vocational rehabilitation, and other aspects of the health and productivity continuum. Our experts include a full, in-house medical staff of clinicians, nurses, and PhDs in addition to renowned business leaders and subject matter experts. From case management to data analytics, from medical oversight to underwriting, we furnish services with our own professional staff, allowing us to maintain quality control and be responsive to your needs.
Proven outcomes
Few employers have the cross-program health and absence information they need to make the business case for effective health and productivity interventions. We know our programs work because we have used them with the more than 50,000 individuals employed by companies within UPMC and with countless other clients, both private and public. We provide measurable outcomes including reductions in time away from work, improvement of health conditions, and overall decreases in health-related costs.
Award-winning programs
Our health and productivity programs have received awards from leading organizations such as the American Heart Association and the National Business Group on Health.

This website describes general services available from UPMC WorkPartners, and is not intended to provide employee benefits, tax, or legal advice. If you have questions regarding any of the integrated health and productivity solutions described on this site, UPMC WorkPartners recommends that you consult with your benefits, tax, and/or legal advisors.

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