The Washington Legislature approved the program in June 2011 that pays employers to help injured workers stay on the job.
Stay at Work is a financial incentive that encourages employers to bring their injured workers quickly and safely back to light-duty or transitional work by reimbursing them for some of their costs.
Eligible employers can be reimbursed for: 50% of the base wages they pay to the injured worker. Some of the cost of training, tools or clothing the worker needs to do the light-duty or transitional work.
To date, Approach Management Services has submitted 472 wage and expense applications on behalf of our clients with a total amount of reimbursements to date of: $ 1,553, 040 with another $ 135,000+ in pending reimbursements. The total amount of reimbursement for L&I to date is $19,204,965.58.