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 [...]

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 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, [...]

Connecting Wellbeing to Business Performance

Dec 2, 2016|

Two forces are converging in the management of employer‐based health and related benefits. As benefits professionals recognize the need to treat workforce health as something more than simply healthcare costs, they are expanding their focus to include dimensions such as absence from work, disability, employee performance and productivity. This broader view is influencing how these [...]

How Do Workers’ Compensation Claims Develop Over Time?

Nov 16, 2016|

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY To provide employers and their supplier partners with evidence-based expectations about how long claims will continue to generate costs, and the distribution of costs over time, IBI analyzed the four-year development of WC claims that resulted in temporary total disability (TTD) absences from work. Main Findings At 48 months, the average claim [...]

Employee Health Benefits Executive Forum with IBI and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Jan 13, 2016|

Recently, a select group of business leaders from across the nation assembled in Washington, D.C., to address one of the most pressing challenges facing employers today: managing health care costs while improving worker productivity in the midst of a chronic disease epidemic. This invitation only Employee Health Benefits Executive Forum addressed how designing effective benefits [...]

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