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 [...]

Health and Productivity Challenges for Lower-income Workers

Lower-income employees may be at a particularly high risk of experiencing cost-related barriers to care. Even when they have employment-based health insurance, high-deductibles, coinsurance, and health care and prescription medication costs can often keep health care out of their reach. To explore the productivity losses that cost-related barriers to care can impose on employers, IBI [...]

Disability Leaves for Diseases and Health Conditions Impacted by Climate Change

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies several diseases and health conditions that are complicated by climate change. These include cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions, mental health conditions, and intestinal, vector-borne and mycological infections. As climate change continues, these impacted health problems have the potential to disrupt work patterns for many employees as they [...]

Managing Workplace Well-being – Are you Optimizing Your EAP

2017 IBI Post Forum Webinar Series: How can an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) help in decreasing absenteeism and sick leave? How can an EAP help reduce the risk of litigation? Given that many workers remain untreated for depression, why are EAPs under-communicated and under-utilized? What specific efforts to improve awareness and usage of an EAP [...]

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Tips March 2017

Making your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) more vital to your employees won’t happen automatically. You have to promote the advantages, ease of use, and how your company is helping employees manage their lives better. Sounds easy, but how do you do it? Consider the following steps recommended in the tip sheet below.

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