Infographic: The Cost of Missed Work due to COVID-19

This infographic displays COVID-19 lost time costs for employers based on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 28, 2021. The assessment includes potential sick leave wages, short-term disability payments, and spending on employee benefits. The states with the highest lost work time costs are California, Texas, and New York. For more up-to-date [...]

Managing Pain and Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions

MSK conditions are often among the top three cost areas for employers due to their high medical and prescription drug expenses and the resulting absenteeism and lost productivity. A report by the Center for Workplace Health and Performance coauthored by Integrated Benefits Institute and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers examines multiple care goals and [...]

Disability Diagnostics: Musculoskeletal Conditions (MSK)

Musculoskeletal conditions (MSK) are a group of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal systems: bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and the tissues that connect them. It often causes pain , loss of mobility, limitation of activities, and more. This snapshot provided by IBI's Disability Diagnosis Analyzer estimates the business costs and lost work time from employees entering [...]

Health and Productivity Research Priorities for 2021

IBI’s research agenda is developed annually to help show the link between healthy employees and their value to business in improved productivity. To focus our efforts, we surveyed our members to determine which research topics they would find most valuable to their organization’s health and productivity efforts. This report shares the survey results and analysis, [...]

Disability Diagnostics: Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, causing about one in four deaths. The impact of heart disease is significant, not only in terms of morbidity but also in terms of financial strain on individuals, businesses, and the overall economy. This snapshot provided by IBI's Disability Diagnosis Analyzer estimates the business [...]

Disability Diagnostics: Cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US. In 2021, the American Cancer Society estimates 1.9 billion new cancer cases and over 600,000 cancer deaths will occur. This poses an enormous emotional, physical, and financial strain on individuals, business, and the global society. This snapshot provided by IBI's Disability Diagnosis Analyzer estimates [...]

Patient-Reported Productivity Outcomes:
Do Researchers Measure What Employers Care About? 

Nearly 60% of US adults have a chronic illness that can require medical treatment and limit activity. Understanding how illnesses affect work productivity can help employers develop benefits packages that simultaneously meet employees’ needs, contribute to their ability to attend work consistently and well on the job, and help reduce healthcare costs. This report examines [...]

Cost of Poor Health Infographic (2019 Data)

Every year, chronic illnesses and injuries among the U.S. workforce cost employers billions of dollars due to absences and lost productivity. How much exactly? IBI recently updated its Full Cost Estimator (FCE), a proprietary online tool that analyzes the costs of poor health in the workplace including absence, disability, presenteeism, and opportunity costs. For every [...]

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