Schaumburg, Ill. (January 25, 2018) – Assurance is pleased to recognize Medical Express Ambulance Service, Inc. (MedEx) as a Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Health (MRMH) Award recipient. MedEx is a premier ambulance transportation provider for the Chicagoland area.

The MRMH Award is open to all Assurance clients that work alongside the Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage to achieve quantifiable results in minimizing workplace risk and maximizing the health and wellbeing of employees. Clients must meet certain criteria to qualify, including a large quantifiable reduction or improvement in a variety of key areas.

Due to the manual lifting and physical exertion required of employees, MedEx worked with Assurance to implement new risk management tools and safety programs, including a safe patient handling program and additional training and education. MedEx established a safety committee, along with a more robust Return to Work program and driver safety procedures. MedEx even purchased new vehicles that include safety monitoring devices to measure the acceleration rate, hard stops, sharp turns and mobile device usage.

Over the last eight years, MedEx has improved their loss ratio by 94 percent and Experience Modification Rating – a factor used to determine annual workers’ compensation premiums based on losses – by over 50 percent, which is a big leap for any organization. This in turn decreased workers’ compensation premiums by 44 percent (even with a 4 percent increase in payroll).

Assurance recognized MedEx’s achievements at a MRMH Award presentation on Thursday, December 21. 

Read the full MedEx case study here.

About Medical Express Ambulance Service, Inc.
MedEx was founded in 1998 by Lauren Rubinson-Morris, MedEx’s president and CEO. A certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE), MedEx provides the greatest range of ambulance services and capabilities in the Chicagoland area, including all levels of ground ambulance service, a state-of-the-art critical care program and air ambulance services through an alliance with Air Methods, America’s largest and most experienced air medical operator in the country. MedEx has grown steadily since its inception 20 years ago, and today provides medical transportation services to hundreds of healthcare facilities throughout the Chicagoland area. MedEx considers it a great privilege to provide medical transportation to healthcare facilities and their patients across Chicagoland, and its ambulances are positioned throughout the metropolitan area in order to provide the best possible service.

About Assurance
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