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Integrated Health/WC Program Saves Dollars, Lives For Knoxville

What gives the City of Knoxville, Tenn., such an effective workers’ compensation program, despite the myriad challenges inherent with managing a program for a municipal workforce and all the disparate job types that come with it? 

It’s “the integration of all the different pieces,” says Gary Eastes, risk and benefits manager for the city, this year’s winner of the 5th annual National Underwriter Award for Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management programs, sponsored by NCCI.


The City of Knoxville’s top injury category is orthopedic, with the incidence of these types of injuries exacerbated by the physical demands of many of the city’s jobs.

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