Press Releases

Coronavirus-related Sick Leave and Short-term Disability Payments Could Exceed $23 Billion for Employers Per Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis

Apr 5, 2020|

Coronavirus-related Sick Leave and Short-term Disability Payments Could Exceed $23 Billion for Employers Per Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis OAKLAND, CA – April 6, 2020 – Health and productivity research non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) conducted an analysis to help US employers understand the broader impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. IBI’s assessment of potential [...]

Employer Survey Finds Improved Health and Affordable Care are Priorities and Lagging Confidence that this is Achieved through Benefits

Mar 9, 2020|

Employer Survey Finds Improved Health and Affordable Care are Priorities and Lagging Confidence that this is Achieved through Benefits WASHINGTON and OAKLAND, CA – March 10, 2020 – US employers can have significant impact in shaping the care, health and wellbeing of their workers and family members given that almost 60% of working-age [...]

Healthy Culture can lead to Healthy Workforce According to Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis

Nov 14, 2019|

OAKLAND, CA – Nov. 14, 2019 – In the U.S. nearly half of all employers—and nearly all employers with at least 500 workers—offer health and wellbeing programs designed to help employees improve health, manage chronic conditions, and reduce absence and impaired job performance due to illness. These health and productivity management efforts will not [...]

Integrated Benefits Institute and The Conference Board Announce Speakers for Health and Productivity Forum, Sept. 19-20 in Chicago

Sep 12, 2019|

CHICAGO – September 12, 2019 – Employers and other health care purchasers and industry stakeholders will convene in Chicago next week for the IBI/Conference Board Health and Productivity Forum. Hosted by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a nonprofit health and productivity research organization, and The Conference Board, a global business membership and research association, the [...]

New IBI Study Finds That 1 in 3 Lower-income Workers Do Without Needed Care They Cannot Afford—Which Can Increase their Sick Days By Nearly 70%

Jul 23, 2019|

OAKLAND – July 24, 2019 – One in three lower-income employees experienced a need for health care they could not afford according to a new study from the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a nonprofit health and productivity research organization. On average, employees who experienced a cost-related barrier to care had 70% more sick days than [...]

Integrated Benefits Institute Elects New Board Members, Chair and Officers

Jun 25, 2019|

OAKLAND, CA – June 26, 2019 – The Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a non-profit health and productivity research organization, announced additions to its Board of Directors. New board members include representatives from: Bank of America, Boeing, Costco, Disney, US Steel, Walgreens, World Bank, Buck and Cigna. In addition, the following officers were elected to a [...]

New Family Leave Laws May Increase Stress on Co-workers, Disrupt Business Operations: Two New Reports from the Integrated Benefits Institute

Jun 3, 2019|

Developing coordinated leave policies that prioritize productivity and clear communications can help minimize productivity impacts of extended leaves SAN FRANCISCO – June 3, 2019 – As more states appear ready to pass paid employee leave laws, new research by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a non-profit health and productivity research organization, finds that extended leaves [...]

Integrated Benefits Institute and Pacific Business Group on Health Host Mental Health Symposium for Employers

May 20, 2019|

May 21 event offers strategies for businesses to improve care, access and workplace experience for employees and their family members SAN FRANCISCO – May 17, 2019 – The impact of mental health and substance use disorders in the workplace is of increasing concern for employers. To assist purchasers in improving access to care and experience [...]

Press Release: 33% of US Workforce Use Prescription Pain Medications per Integrated Benefits Institute Opioid & Pain Management Study

Apr 18, 2019|

Findings indicate growing crisis with pain in the workforce; millennials and males have greatest problematic use SAN FRANCISCO – April 18, 2019 – Chronic pain is a contributing factor to the deadly opioid epidemic and compounding this tragedy is its toll on worker’s daily lives. Use of prescription pain medications are associated with approximately [...]

Press Release: Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis Links Extreme Weather to Mental Health Disability Claims

Feb 6, 2019|

Polar vortex and other severe weather events can disrupt business operations through disability leaves from work, with mental health of specific concern SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 6, 2019 – The business disruptions from extreme weather events linked to climate change – such as January’s polar vortex that gripped much of the nation – may [...]