Chronic conditions

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 [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Infographic: Back Pain

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. The findings from IBIs series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide a scalable benchmark of what back pain [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Migraine and Other Headaches

Migraines are intense, frequent headaches that can last for hours and are often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Other forms of severe, chronic headaches may be early indicators of a later migraine diagnosis—particularly in cases where symptoms result in disability lost work time. Migraines not only degrade [...]

The Impact of Supporting Your Working Caregivers

The "silver tsunami" of baby boomers are reaching their end-of-life, causing a massive impact on the lives of their adult children. These children try to balance work responsibilities with the needs of their parents leading to absentee and presentee challenges in the workplace. This webinar presentation explores the following questions: How much of an impact [...]

Benchmarking Analytics: Disability Leaves for Five Common Types of Cancer

A member brought to IBI’s attention a January 2018 Health Affairs report detailing the San Francisco Cancer Initiative's (SFCI) efforts to reduce the burden of five common cancers—breast, lung, prostate, colorectal, and liver—for which there are proven methods of prevention and detection, and for which effective treatments are known. The initiative can serve as a [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that results in high levels of blood glucose. The most common form—type 2 diabetes—occurs as a result of impaired production of insulin. Diabetes occurs most often among older adults, particularly if they are overweight, obese, have high blood pressure or engage in little physical activity. If unmanaged, diabetes can lead [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. It not only degrades the quality of employees’ lives — it has business costs for employers and the economy at-large. Helping employees manage chronic illnesses remains one of the most viable strategies for reducing employers’ healthcare and disability costs. [...]

Planning for the Future Workforce Leave Patterns Across Generations

While most “Baby Boomers” will leave the workforce in the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that by 2024, one in five American workers will be age 55 or older. The aging workforce will pose a challenge for employers’ human capital management strategies as well as their efforts to support their employees’ [...]

Connecting Wellbeing to Business Performance

Two forces are converging in the management of employer‐based health and related benefits. As benefits professionals recognize the need to treat workforce health as something more than simply healthcare costs, they are expanding their focus to include dimensions such as absence from work, disability, employee performance and productivity. This broader view is influencing how these [...]