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 [...]

Managing Pain and Treating Musculoskeletal Conditions: A PCORI-Sponsored Conference on the Use of Patient-Centered Evidence and Best Practices at Worksite Health Centers

With sponsorship from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the CWHP and the National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) hosted a virtual symposium on preventing pain and musculoskeletal conditions (MSK), research on managing and treating pain, and integrating providers for improved outcomes. Central to the event was the presentation of findings from PCORI-sponsored research [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

The Center for Biosimilars Interview: Brian Gifford on the Hidden Costs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 2

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.

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.

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 [...]

Closing the Gap: The Business Value of Preventive Screenings

Screenings for serious health conditions save lives, reduce treatment recovery times, and lower healthcare costs. They may also improve workplace productivity if early detection helps avoid disability leaves. Unfortunately, screening gaps exist for several conditions with well-known recommendations. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional barriers for screening to recommended guidelines. To illustrate the potential productivity [...]

Disability Diagnosis Analyzer

IBI's Disability Diagnosis Analyzer uses short-term disability (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) claims from its Disability and Leave Benchmarking system to illustrate the disability burden of illnesses, diseases, injuries and pregnancies. We project the total number of disability incidents for the U.S. workforce covered for employer-based STD benefits. We then project the total costs of [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Back Pain and Osteoathritis

Back pain is caused by conditions such as intervertebral disc disorders or ankylosing spondylitis not only degrades the quality of employees' lives -- it has business costs for employers and the economy at-large. Findings from IBIs series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide a scalable benchmark of what back pain and [...]

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