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IBI Benchmarking Analytics: How Do FMLA Bonding Leave Outcomes Differ by State?

May 29, 2019|

IBI Benchmarking Analytics Series: How Do FMLA Bonding Leave Outcomes Differ by State? As more states and local jurisdictions consider adopting paid family leave (PFL) laws, several IBI members have requested information about Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave outcomes across states with differing policies. To support these requests, we created an online [...]

IBI 2019 Agenda

Jan 2, 2019|

As we begin the new year, we would like to highlight the agenda that IBI’s Board of Directors and staff have created for 2019. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of our initiatives. We look forward to working with you this year. Research [...]

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: Are More New Fathers Taking FMLA Leave for Bonding?

Sep 27, 2018|

IBI Benchmarking Analytics Series: Are More New Fathers Taking FMLA Leave for Bonding? IBI members frequently request information that is not included in the standard benchmarking reports. When IBI can provide an answer that may be of interest to other members, we make the results available in a series of analytic findings. In July [...]

New Report: Employer’s role in using research-based healthcare evidence

Sep 6, 2018|

Using research-based evidence in making health and health care decisions seems logical. Yet, the journey from the research setting to the provider’s office is convoluted, takes an inordinate amount of time and often doesn’t make safe passage at all. To make this process more effective, employers must be included in the discussion given their significant [...]

How climate change is impacting mental health — and what employers can do

Aug 22, 2018|

"IBI's research shows how often employers’ short-term disability (STD) insurance policies incur claims for several conditions impacted by climate change. These result in lost income for employees and lost productivity for employers and society-at-large—all of which may become more severe in the wake of extreme climate events." To learn more about the impact of climate [...]

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: FMLA Leave Durations for Hospitals In and Outside of California

Oct 30, 2017|

IBI members occasionally request information about disability leaves that is not included in the standard benchmarking reports. When IBI can provide an answer that may be of interest to other members, we make the results available in a series of analytic findings. The second in this series finds that FMLA leave durations for hospital employees [...]

IBI at DMEC’s Annual Conference

Aug 30, 2017|

On August 2, 2017, Dr. Brian Gifford, IBI’s Director of Research and Measurement, gave two presentations at DMEC’s Annual Conference in Anaheim. On a panel discussion with Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy, US Department of Labor, and Dr. Jennifer Christian, President of Webility, Dr. Gifford discussed the "potential for evidence-based [...]

Sedgwick Institute podcast with Chris Mandel and Dr. Tom Parry

Jan 17, 2017|

Earlier this month, IBI President Dr. Tom Parry sat down with Sedgwick Institute’s Chris Mandel to discuss IBI’s 20-year trajectory within the ever-evolving field of occupational health. In this podcast, Dr. Parry advocates for an increased attention to the business value of workforce health, recognizing that health must be considered not simply a cost, [...]