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"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."
"Employers may tackle time away from work program issues individually to meet an immediate need, or collectively as a comprehensive strategy. Such a strategy would include data analytics across health and lost-time programs, absence policies that meet today’s needs for the employer and employee, health and wellness programs targeting modifiable health behaviors, and absence program administration that is aligned to operational goals."
American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits Jun 20, 2018
“Even though migraine is common, employers have not focused on it because the treatments have been relatively inexpensive. The productivity losses we found in this report should help a lot of companies understand the real impact it has on their bottom line—especially considering that migraine is both underdiagnosed and undertreated."
The Journal Gazette Jun 17, 2018
"Tobacco use, the opioid epidemic and obesity together cost Indiana more than $10 billion in additional health care costs last year. ... A study by economists with the Integrated Benefits Institute in 2012 showed U.S. employers lost $576 billion in lost productivity and increases in insurance costs."
Employee Benefit News Jun 14, 2018
"Employers are taking on more than just the costs of medical treatments for employees suffering from migraine symptoms — in addition, time lost at work are substantially impacting employers, according to new findings in a study released by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI)"
"The remarkable thing about the conversation about drugs in particular, and health generally, is that no one is discussing the real underlying issue — declining health in the U.S. It matters little how we change drug prices, adjust deductibles for health plans or adopt consumerism strategies unless we directly address how to improve health and more fully understand all the outcomes that flow from that improvement."
“Walmart has a unique set of assets that include brick and mortar [locations for such services as] pharmacy, vision, financial services, grocery and onsite clinics...when combined with an increasingly competitive and expanding set of offerings from e-commerce, this move has the potential to deliver their associates and customers greater value and lower costs.”
Employee Benefit News Mar 13, 2018
"IBI Labs helps employers know what a good program looks like based on what has and hasn’t worked for peer companies."
"Workers suffering from chronic conditions, as well as individuals who are obese, use tobacco products or are physically inactive, cost employers $567 billion annually"
Current Jan 23, 2018
"U.S. spends $227 billion per year on sick days and the loss of productivity that goes along with them."
Workers' Compensation Institute Dec 13, 2017
"Roughly two out of every five working-age adults have one or more chronic conditions that may place them at risk of a disability leave. This risk will increase as the labor force ages."
"If we look at it as a whole...it should be the interest of society that people have long, healthy working lives."
"Unplanned absences — 84 percent of which are due to illness or injury — would cost a company with 1,000 full-time employees $1.5 million annually in wage replacements and lost productivity."
"Despite increasing consensus that obesity is a serious, complex, and chronic disease with considerable negative impact on individual health and quality of life, as well as significant societal burden, addressing and treating obesity within the standard medical context are uncommon"
"...sick days and poor health cost the U.S. economy more than half a trillion dollars each year."
Texas Back Institute Aug 16, 2017
"Back pain not only takes a toll on the quality of employees’ lives, but it impacts their productivity at work as well. Nearly one in four employees report experiencing low-back pain costing employers $51,400 annually per 100 employees in lost productivity and medical treatments"
Smart Business Magazine Jul 31, 2017
"...poor health costs the U.S. economy nearly $600 billion per year, with a significant chunk of that cost coming from lost productivity."
Plant Engineering Jun 13, 2017
"...poor employee health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion per year"
Sedgwick Connection Apr 27, 2017
"...illness does more to an employer’s workforce than run up healthcare spending... it actually impacts the way a company does business."
Workers' Compensation Institute Apr 26, 2017
"The U.S. is the only developed nation that does not guarantee paid parental leave."
"Poor health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion a year, with 39%, or $227 billion, from 'lost productivity' from employee absenteeism due to illness, or what researchers called 'presenteeism,' when employees report to work but illness keeps them from performing at their best"
"...only 6 percent of CFOs surveyed said their companies assess the ROI of their benefits in general."
Building Design + Construction Apr 19, 2017
"...lost productivity is said to cost U.S. employers more than $570 billion annually"
WallstreetSelect Apr 7, 2017
"...poor health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion a year, with 39 percent, or $227 billion from “lost productivity” from employee absenteeism due to illness or what researchers called “presenteeism,” when employees report to work but illness keeps them from performing at their best"
"U.S. companies lose more than half a trillion dollars annually due to lost productivity"
"...employers will increasingly need to consider and address these factors when designing work processes, assigning job duties, and deciding on benefits and other investments that support workers’ well-being and productivity."
Sedgwick Connection Jan 27, 2017
"...employers are moving toward offering paid parental leave because they want to care for their employees, create family-friendly workplaces and build policies that are in line with prevailing social expectations."
"US loses $576 billion every year to lost productivity from health problems, between sick days and worker’s comp"

Press Releases

Press Release: Poor Health Costs US Employers $530 Billion and 1.4 Billion Work Days of Absence and Impaired Performance According to Integrated Benefits Institute

Lost productivity due to avoidable workforce absence and low performance accounts for almost 63% of the cost of benefits SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 15, 2018 – US employers paid [...]

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