Research

IBI Benchmarking Analytics: Short-Term Disability Incidence Rates Across Demographic Groups

Data contained in IBI's Disability and Leave Benchmarking system can describe claimants' age and sex - for example, the proportion who are female or in the prime working ages of 35 to 54 years old. Such information can provide employers and their supplier partners with a context for understanding claimant populations but offer few insights [...]

Making a Culture of Health Actionable for Employers

Efforts to improve workforce health and productivity by emphasizing a corporate “culture of health” may bolster efforts to improve participation in workplace health and wellbeing programs. IBI reviewed the existing peer-reviewed research literature on the topic of organizational culture and program participation – giving additional attention to studies that provide insights into the impact on [...]

Interactive Map: Projected COVID-19 Employer Paid Leave Costs by State and Metro Area

In early April 2020, IBI published a model that estimated short-term disability and sick leave incidences and costs based on low-range, mid-range, and high- range projections of COVID-19 cases. This map applies that model to confirmed COVID-19 cases to date across metropolitan areas in the country to allow interested parties to account for geographic variation [...]

The Business Value of the Patient-Provider Relationship

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 [...]

Apr 8, 2020 |Categories: |Tags: ,  

U.S. Short-Term Disability (STD) and Sick Leave Cost Projections for Employee COVID-19 Cases

To provide insights into the financial burden of COVID-19 associated with lost work time costs, IBI reviewed employment, wage and leave benefit data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and lost workday experiences contained in IBI’s dataset of employer-sponsored short-term disability (STD) claims to estimate the incidence and absence compensation for employees who [...]

U.S. Short-Term Disability (STD) and Sick Leave Cost Projections for Employee COVID-19 Cases – Executive Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent a ripple of destruction on healthcare systems, businesses, and economies all over the globe. To help provide insights into the potential financial burden of COVID-19 for employers and suppliers, IBI reviewed employment, wage and leave benefit data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and lost workday experiences contained [...]

March 17 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 [...]

Mar 18, 2020 |Categories: , |Tags:

How Employers Can Shape Patient-Centered Health Outcomes

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 [...]

Mar 9, 2020 |Categories: |Tags:

Lead, Support, Communicate: Organizational Culture and Participation in Workplace Health Programs

Efforts to improve workforce health and productivity by emphasizing a corporate “culture of health” may bolster participation in workplace health and wellbeing programs. However, a culture of health is difficult to assess. IBI conducted a review of 17 peer-reviewed research studies focused on the topic of organizational culture and program participation. The most commonly measured [...]

Nov 18, 2019 |Categories: , |Tags:

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that most frequently affects the knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers, and the base of the thumb and big toe. Osteoarthritis symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and movement limitations. The findings from IBI’s series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide [...]