How can employers address colorectal cancer and its productivity impact?

With many competing priorities this year, it’s important that employers continue efforts to educate their workforce about the importance of preventive care. As March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, this presents an opportune time to encourage preventive actions that can help mitigate the risk to their employees. IBI Researcher Erin Peterson discusses ways employers [...]

Mar 26, 2021 |Categories: |Tags:

In the face of crisis, a culture of health is key for business resiliency

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the work landscape and shown employers across all industries how vital employee wellness is to business continuity, performance and success. But how can employers help their employees stay healthy and productive as many adjust to remote environments or evolving local policies around the pandemic? The answer may lie in [...]

Sep 21, 2020 |Categories: |Tags:

The Center for Biosimilars Interview: Brian Gifford on the Hidden Costs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 1

Brian Gifford, research director of the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), discussed employer challenges with managing expenses associated with rheumatoid arthritis and how skillful management of rheumatoid arthritis can keep employees on the job and reduce expense.

Biosimilars: The Next Frontier Event Recap

The Integrated Benefits Institute and Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) co-hosted a webinar series event in August 2020 that highlighted the cost saving opportunities brought forth by biosimilars and what needs to be done to better align incentives among purchasers, providers, and plans to improve its marketplace uptake.

Aug 27, 2020 |Categories: , |Tags: ,  

Opioid crisis exacerbated by COVID-19: What employers can do

In an article published in Employee Benefit Adviser, Erin Peterson MPH, Researcher at The Integrated Benefits Institute wrote how COVID-19 has caused continued measures like social distancing and shelter-in-place to be implemented. The resulting isolation and anxiety from distance and disease has created challenges for those fighting another epidemic at home — opioids.

Jun 19, 2020 |Categories: |Tags: ,  

Evaluation of the Content of Publicly-available, Nationally-representative Datasets for Use in Measuring the Costs and Causes of Health-related Lost Work Time

In 2006 IBI presented its first Health and Productivity Research Fellowship to an academic prominent in the field of workforce health and productivity. As the recipient of IBI’s inaugural fellowship, Dr. Donna Gilleskie, Associate Professor and a health economist at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, assessed the publicly available nationally-representative datasets for measurement [...]

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