EVENTS CALENDAR

The following is a list of upcoming events to help you plan ahead for 2022.

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IBI/Conference Board Health and Productivity Forum
Annual Forum - Chicago
September 28-29, 2022

IBI/ Conference Board Health and Productivity Forum

The IBI-Conference Board Health & Productivity Forum will address the more holistic value proposition for health and wellbeing, and how all the various program components contribute to it and align the interests of employees and employers in a new framework.

Past Events and Recordings

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Managing Obesity Risk: The Weight Epidemic Can't Wait
Webinar Series
June 8, 2022

Addressing Obesity as Part of a Whole-Person Health Strategy

IBI and PBGH hosted a three-part webinar series addressing all aspects of obesity in the workplace. This is the third webinar in the series.

Speakers included Rami Bailony, M.D., Co-Founder & CEO, Enara Health; Tammy Watts, Clinical Services Program Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Anuruddh Kumar Misra, M.D., FACP, CAQSM, QME, Premise Health/Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Jason Parrot, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Growth and Partnerships, Vida Health; Tara Sherman, Well-being Strategy Leader, The Boeing Company. View the slides. 

 


Analyzing the Success of Workplace Health Programs
Webinar 
June 7, 2022

Analyzing the Success of Workplace Health Programs

IBI Researcher Carole Bonner discussed the findings on workplace health programs, the importance of measuring their success, and their positive effects on employee wellness and productivity.

IBI’s President Kelly McDevitt moderated a Q&A with Rich Krutsch, Vice President, People Services, ArcBest. They discussed implications for employers, and strategies for encouraging staff to participate in workplace health programs. View the slides.


Managing Obesity Risk: The Weight Epidemic Can't Wait
Webinar Series
June 1, 2022

Creating an Inclusive and Comprehensive Benefit Offering

IBI and PBGH hosted a three-part webinar series addressing all aspects of obesity in the workplace. This is the second webinar in the series.

Speakers include Ava Zebrick, MSHCM, Patient Experience Supervisor, Oschner Medical Center; Bruce Sherman, M.D,, FCCP, FACOEM, Medical Director, North Carolina Business Group on Health; and Rachel Miegel, Well-being Program Strategist, CSAA Insurance Group. Speakers addressed topics including a patient perspective on benefits access and benefits coverage language, designing a patient-centered program, and success factors in member engagement and outcomes. View the slides. 

 


Managing Obesity Risk: The Weight Epidemic Can't Wait
Webinar Series
May 25, 2022

What Purchasers Need to Know

IBI and PBGH hosted a three-part webinar series addressing all aspects of obesity in the workplace. This is the first webinar in the series.

Speakers include Andrew Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Applied Health Sciences, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, and Jenny Goins, Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, formerly Kentucky State Employers. The speakers discussed the the science of obesity, myths and facts around obesity, quantifying the impact on employee health and our health care system, and creating a benefit design to address obesity care. View the slides. 

 


Shining a Spotlight on Virtual Care Use in the Workplace
Webinar
May 3, 2022

Shining a Spotlight on Virtual Care Use in the Workplace

IBI Research Lead Dr. Nicole Nicksic discussed the findings on virtual care use, including demographic differences among those who did and did not use virtual care in 2020 and 2021.

May Dorris, Associate Director, Center for Advanced Analytics, UnitedHealthcare National Accounts, presented UnitedHealthcare claims data, which observed the medical care virtual visits from national vendor providers and traditional providers from over 6 million members.

IBI’s President Kelly McDevitt discussed implications for employers, the importance of offering a virtual care option, and strategies for encouraging virtual care use in the workplace. View the slides. 


The Cost of COVID-19 and Designing for the Future
IBI Research Webinar
March 9, 2022

The Cost of COVID-19 and Designing for the Future

IBI President Kelly McDevitt presented on the cost of COVID-19 for employers, and guidance for employers on how to adjust to a post-pandemic world. Watch a recording of Kelly's presentation.


Mental Health: The Other Pandemic
IBI Research Webinar
February 23, 2022

Mental Health: The Other Pandemic

IBI President Kelly McDevitt presented during an event hosted by the Midwest Business Group on Health. Kelly shared IBI's report on the impact of COVID-19 on employee mental health and suggests employers should: Ensure all mental health resources are easy to find and in one place; and remove all barriers to care – physically and financially. Watch a recording of Kelly's presentation.


Mind, Body and Wallet: Workforce Wellbeing in the Pandemic Era
IBI Research Webinar
January 26, 2022

Mind, Body and Wallet: Workforce Wellbeing in the Pandemic Era

IBI President Kelly McDevitt and fellow industry speakers participated in a webinar with Guardian Life on the topic of how the mental, physical, and financial health of working Americans has been impacted, and what role employers are playing in the workforce’s well-being. Watch a recording of the webinar.


Prioritizing Mental Health in the Workplace
IBI Research Webinar
November 4, 2021

Prioritizing Mental Health in the Workplace

Click here to access the PowerPoint slides. IBI’s latest research delved into the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of the US workforce. The analysis found that two in five employed adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression disorder – a four-fold increase from pre-pandemic levels.

IBI Research Lead Nicole Nicksic, PhD, MPH discussed the health and productivity implications of this research and what employers can do to ensure they are supporting their staff.

IBI President Kelly McDevitt moderated an employer panel with Matt Ponicall from Bank of America and Lisa Thompson from W.W. Grainger, Inc. to discuss perspectives, initiatives, and challenges around their mental health benefits, and how the current pandemic has impacted their strategies. Watch the recording, and access the PowerPoint slides.


Houston Business Coalition on Health Wellbeing Program
Virtual Event
October 19, 2021

Houston Business Coalition on Health Wellbeing Program

IBI President Kelly McDevitt updated attendees on new IBI research to measure the success of the total impact of workplace health and productivity programs; presented the results of a mental health research project which was published on September 28; and discussed purchasing challenges that employers have faced these last 18 months.


What Just Happened?! Measuring the Results of Health and Productivity Efforts During COVID-19
Webinar
July 8, 2021

What Just Happened?! Measuring the Results of Health and Productivity Efforts During COVID-19

As part of Employers Health's Summer Benefits Camp Webinar Series, IBI President Kelly McDevitt and Director, Analytics and Research Dr. Joe Aller will share exclusive research findings shaped by its employer members’ feedback. They will focus on the cost of missed work due to COVID-19, the pandemic's impact on mental health, and how employers can prepare for the look back on COVID-19 to determine if they successfully supported their employees and their business.


Information or Overload? Meaningful Employer Data
Virtual Program
June 23, 2021

Information or Overload? Meaningful Employer Data

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) and IBI hosted a one-day virtual program to help employers and their vendors/partners find a pragmatic and useful strategy for identifying and using the right data.


How Employers Can Address the Impact and Cost of Chronic Conditions Affecting their Workforce
Webinar Series
February 10, 2021

How Employers Can Address the Impact and Cost of Chronic Conditions Affecting their Workforce

This webinar series discussed the chronic conditions that most impact employers from a cost and productivity perspective, examined current thinking in regards to benefit offerings in this new Covid-world, and shared insights and recommendations to best address the impact of chronic conditions on the workforce. Brian Gifford, IBI's Director, Research and Analytics, presented on the impacts of osteoarthritis in the workforce and ways employers can help.


The State of Migraine Disease in the Workplace
Webcasts
January 14, 2021

The State of Migraine Disease in the Workplace

In this webcast participants learned to understand how migraine impacts employees in the workplace, how to implement policies to comply with federal laws governing migraine as a disability, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and how to offer appropriate support to employees with migraines to ensure maximum productivity. Brian Gifford, IBI's Director, Research and Analytics, presented.


The Cost of Poor Health in the Workplace
Webinar
December 16, 2020

The Cost of Poor Health in the Workplace

In this webcast participants learned to understand how migraine impacts employees in the workplace, how to implement policies to comply with federal laws governing migraine as a disability, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and how to offer appropriate support to employees with migraines to ensure maximum productivity. Brian Gifford, IBI's Director, Research and Analytics, presented.


Best Practices in Treating MSK and Back Pain Patients in Your Worksite Clinic
Virtual Event
December 9, 2020

Best Practices in Treating MSK and Back Pain Patients in Your Worksite Clinic

The National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) and the Center for Workforce Health and Performance hosted a virtual symposium for employers, worksite clinic vendors and providers on best practices in treating musculoskeletal conditions and pain.

Brian Gifford, Director, Research and Analytics, IBI and President-Elect, The Center for Workforce Health and Performance facilitated this event.


IBI/Conference Board Health and Productivity Forum
Virtual Conference
September 14, 16, 22, 24, 29 and October 1, 2020

IBI/Conference Board Health and Productivity Forum

Over the course of six days across three weeks (Sept 14, 16, 22, 24, 29, and Oct 1), speakers and attendees investigated the holistic value proposition for health and wellbeing and how the various program components contribute to it in today’s landscape—all while aligning the interests of employees and employers in a new framework.


September 9 Webinar: Closing the Gap on Preventive Screenings
Webinar
September 9, 2020

September 9 Webinar: Closing the Gap on Preventive Screenings

IBI Researcher Erin Peterson, MPH shared the latest IBI research on the gaps in preventive screenings for chronic conditions and cancers, highlighting employee health and productivity opportunities for improvement. Erin and IBI President Kelly McDevitt were joined by Kathleen Herath, former Associate Vice President of Wellbeing & Safety and discussed what Nationwide has learned from their screenings initiatives.


August 19 Webinar: Caring for Employee Caregivers
Webinar
August 19, 2020

August 19 Webinar: Caring for Employee Caregivers

IBI Research Lead Nicole Nicksic, PhD, MPH discussed the health and productivity implications of caregiving and what employers can do to ensure they are supporting this population within their workforce.

IBI President Kelly McDevitt moderated an employer panel discussion with representatives from Accenture, Alight Solutions, and Ashcroft Inc. which discussed perspectives, initiatives, and challenges around their caregiving benefits, and how the current pandemic has impacted their strategies.


Biosimilars: The Next Frontier
Virtual Event
August 12-13, 2020

Biosimilars: The Next Frontier

With many of the biologics facing patent expiration in the upcoming years, the biosimilar market has the foundation for future growth. This potentially presents unique opportunities to reduce healthcare costs and expand access to more affordable treatments for patients. Biosimilars products may open a new frontier to improving adherence and health outcomes—but to get there, research and healthy competition to fuel market growth is needed.

This two-part seminar, hosted by PBGH & IBI gave participants an understanding of the potential for biosimilars and the importance of promoting their use in order to sustain this necessary competitive force.


New Tool & Model for Estimating COVID-19 Employee Cases & Leave Costs
Webinar
May, 2020

New Tool & Model for Estimating COVID-19 Employee Cases & Leave Costs

IBI presented on a new analytics tool: an interactive map of U.S. employee COVID-19 cases and leave costs to date based on state, metropolitan, and county variation in confirmed cases, employment patterns, industry mix, and wages. Dr. Brian Gifford discussed the tool and the underlying model, and what the findings mean for employers’ disability and family leave management efforts during the pandemic and beyond.


Building a Culture of Health in the Workplace and What that Means in the Age of COVID-19
Webinar
May, 2020

Building a Culture of Health in the Workplace and What that Means in the Age of COVID-19

Lead IBI researcher Erin Peterson facilitates a discussion with an employer panel to share strategies and guidance of shaping a culture of health in the workplace and the effects they have seen as a result. In light of the current events, we’ll also be discussing how strategies and attention have shifted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Moving Upstream of the Opioid Epidemic
Symposium (Online)
April, 2020

Moving Upstream of the Opioid Epidemic

The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) held a half day event to learn about pain – where we’ve come from, where we are, and how employers can drive where we need to go.

IBI Researcher Erin Peterson presented a framework to help employers better understand the full economic impact of a healthy workforce, and how the interests of employee health and business outcomes can be aligned—using IBI’s research on opioids as a case example. She discussed how the high rates of prescription pain reliever use in the workforce reflects a larger underlying need for effective pain management which can in turn help improve productivity as well as detailed strategies for businesses to prevent or alleviate the consequences of pain reliever misuse.


Understanding the Business Value of the Patient- Provider Relationship
Webinar
April, 2020

Understanding the Business Value of the Patient- Provider Relationship

The Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) held a half day event to learn about pain – where we’ve come from, where we are, and how employers can drive where we need to go.

Patient-provider relationships built on open communications, empathy and shared decision-making can pave the way to higher quality treatment, better outcomes, and lower costs. But what happens when physician turnover, network changes, or other events disrupt these relationships? How does this impact patients and payers—particularly employers in the larger business community?Recent research conducted by IBI fellow Adrienne Sabety, Harvard Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy Economics demonstrates what happens when there are disturbances to these patient-provider relationships and the influence it has on health care consumption and overall health. IBI hosted a webinar to discuss with chief medical officers from various companies and dive into Adrienne’s research findings, the implications for businesses, as well as considerations for how to factor it into workforce health management decisions.


Webinar: Integrating Employer and Patient-Centered Approaches to Benefit Design & Delivery
Webinar
March, 2020

Webinar: Integrating Employer and Patient-Centered Approaches to Benefit Design & Delivery

Having a patient-centered focus is moving to the forefront of healthcare delivery as it shifts the decision making to be more inclusive and respectful of the individual’s needs, values and preferences. The goal of this shift is to improve patient care, health outcomes, and to create more value from healthcare spending. US employers can enhance these results for the productivity and well-being of their workforce and the performance of their businesses when they align their strategy to support patient-centered goals in their health benefits management decisions.The Integrated Benefits Institute and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions surveyed over 200 employers to understand whether and how employees’ needs and goals are factored in when it comes to designing and implementing benefit programs in their companies.

This webinar reviewed the survey results and include an employer panel that discussed the value strategy of incorporating employees needs and interests around their benefits programs, as well as real world applications and barriers to doing so.