Absence management

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.

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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 [...]

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’ [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Managing Health and Productivity in the Age of Coronavirus: The Professional Healthcare, Wellbeing and Absence Management View

Last updated: May 5, 2020 The Coronavirus Pandemic The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak beginning late in 2019 has reached pandemic proportions, affecting individuals, institutions, and businesses. Public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued guidance for employers to help curb the transmission [...]