Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement from Travelers that it has launched an app designed to promote the mental health of injured employees and facilitate a more holistic recovery. The app, Wysa for Return to Work, was created in partnership with Wysa, a provider of mental health support solutions driven by artificial intelligence.
Travelers noted that according to its workers’ comp claims data, more than 40% of employees who have missed workdays due to injury have experienced a psychosocial barrier to recovery. The new app is geared toward helping build mental resilience to assist in overcoming those barriers. The app responds to what users communicate through a secure, anonymous, texting-style platform, and offers strategies that include cognitive behavioral techniques, guided meditation and breathing exercises. Travelers also noted that early pilot results showed injured employees using the app have reduced the number of missed workdays by approximately one-third.