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World Immunization Week: Making Vaccines Part of Your Workforce Health Strategy

Apr 30, 2020|

World Immunization Week: Making Vaccines Part of Your Workforce Health Strategy Carolyn Ho, IBI Communications Lead The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on how increasingly interconnected the world is and how important immunization is in protecting against infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization, immunizations are estimated to prevent two to three million [...]

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 [...]

Cancer in the Workplace – Supporting Treatment for Positive Employee and Employer Results

Dec 2, 2015|

The big “C” – cancer -- can cause panic and feelings of helplessness. These feelings, however, often are shared beyond the patients being screened or treated for the disease. Employers often are unsure of how to help their employees who have been diagnosed with cancer and desire to remain at work during treatment or [...]

Unmanaged Diabetes in the Workplace – Higher Worker Absence, Lower Performance

May 26, 2015|

This IBI report features the productivity implications of poorly managed diabetes drawing upon IBI’s 2013 Benchmarking data, prior IBI studies and others’ research. Together these findings suggest that when diabetes is managed well work-disruptive symptoms and events -- such as attendance problems, fatigue-related performance issues and work disability episodes -- are likely to diminish. Value-based [...]

IBI Research: Chronic Health Conditions, Workplace Productivity and Accidents

Feb 27, 2015|

Spotlight on article published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work. The research described in this particular Spotlight is authored or co-authored by an IBI researcher. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the copyright holder. What is the [...]

Clinical and Behavioral Predictors of Short-Term Disability

Nov 17, 2014|

Preventing the need for disability leave is preferable to managing disability claims. At the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in New Orleans, IBI Director of Research and Measurement Brian Gifford illustrated how modifiable health risks and biometric lab results predict employees’ later short-term disability (STD) claims. Analyzing data from Aetna disability claims, HRA survey [...]

The High Costs of Low Prevalence Diseases – Evidence from IBI’s 2013 Benchmarking Data

Sep 17, 2014|

The Issue: When it comes to managing workforce health and productivity, employers typically focus on costly, high-prevalence conditions such as low back pain, depression and obesity. However, less common diseases can still take their toll through wage replacement and lost productivity costs when cases end up in the disability system. Evidence: To demonstrate this [...]

An aging workforce means more short-term disability lost work time in the long run

Jun 25, 2014|

An analysis of short-term disability (STD) claims in IBI’s Health and Productivity Benchmarking database projects that given the combination of an aging workforce, a higher than average rate of short-term disability (STD) claims among older workers, and higher than average lost workdays among older STD claimants, non-pregnancy disability lost work time will grow by [...]

Multi-Study Spotlight: Absence and Return-to-Work among Employees with Back Pain

May 15, 2014|

Spotlight on article published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work by external researchers. Unless otherwise stated, the authors are not affiliated with IBI, nor was the research executed on IBI’s behalf. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the copyright [...]

Spotting Trends in a 20-Year Analysis of Employee Claims

Apr 2, 2014|

*Speakers:* Sara Hart, Sr. Director, Corporate Benefits, Con-way Inc. Gary Fritsch, Product Manager, Reporting and Analytics, Cigna Steven Halpern, MD, Senior Medical Director, Cigna Over the past 20 years, advancements in medical care have caused drastic changes. Medical innovations and practice improvements have caused health care providers and employers to struggle to maintain an accurate [...]