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

Employers have long realized the various impacts that chronic diseases can have on individuals within their workforce – both from an HR perspective and a medical-cost perspective. And while the pandemic has both exacerbated and underscored the importance of chronic condition management, many HR and benefits teams were forced to hit the pause button or [...]

Webinar December 16: The Cost of Poor Health in the Workplace

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. IBI's Research [...]

Webinar September 9: 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 [...]

August 19 Webinar: Caring for Employee Caregivers

As the U.S. population ages, the number of employees who must balance work with informal caregiving is also on the rise. This trend could have health and productivity implications for employers given that caregivers experience more stress, physical and emotional strain, which in turn contributes to more absences and work performance impairments. To help employers [...]

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May 20 Webinar: 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 as well as what the findings mean for employers’ [...]

May 12 Webinar: Building a Culture of Health in the Workplace… and what this means in the age of COVID-19

Offering health promotion programs have become a central strategy for businesses to improve employee well-being, manage chronic conditions, and reduce illness-related absence and impaired job performance in the workplace. According to CDC’s 2017 Workplace Health in America report, about half of all U.S. employers offer at least one health promotion program for their employees. However, [...]

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 [...]

April 9 Webinar: Understanding 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 IBI [...]

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IBIBridge Pilot – Mental Health in the Workforce

IBIBridge is designed to connect employers to support their discussion of strategies, insights, experiences and solutions to their common health and productivity issues, and to provide them access to relevant subject-matter experts. While a specific issue will be highlighted each quarter, employers are free to post any and all questions they have for exploration. The [...]

The Productivity Burden of Migraine

Brian Gifford, IBI’s Director of Research and Analytics, presented research findings at a meeting of the National Headache Foundation’s Corporate Leadership Council, San Diego, on October 12. His talk presented findings from two IBI publications demonstrating the productivity impact of migraine and providing evidence that businesses performance can benefit from efforts to help employees manage their migraines and other chronic, severe [...]

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