Remaining connected to workers who are recovering from illness or injury


MN RETAIN is a program to shorten needless time away from work for employees who have a medical condition that limits their ability to do their jobs.

Your employees are a valuable resource and MN RETAIN Return to Work Case Managers are available to assist you in returning employees to safe and productive work while recovering from an illness or injury. Studies show that staying active and engaged at work helps employees recover more quickly.

MN RETAIN helps employers:

  • Communicate their commitment to their employees
  • Retain valuable employees facing illness or injury
  • Reduce staff turnover and training costs
  • Improve the morale of employees who feel supported in returning to work
  • Reduce lost time and expenses

You play a key role in the outcome for your employees. Together you are able to identify opportunities in the workplace that allow your employee to be back at work as they continue to heal. RETAIN is here to help you. As an important member of your employee’s medical care team, the RETAIN Return to Work Case Manager can assist you and your employee to develop a plan for work and:

  • Clarify the health care provider’s medical recommendations
  • Insure that return to work tasks are safe and within your employee’s current abilities
  • Evaluate workplace accommodations
  • Stay in touch with you and your employee to monitor the return to work plan
  • Answer your questions

Eligibility Requirements

If workers meet the following conditions, they may qualify for additional services through the MN RETAIN program:

  • Live and work in Minnesota
  • Have worked within the past 3 months
  • Have an injury or illness that affects work

How To Use

If you are interested in learning how MN RETAIN can benefit your employees, contact:

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