Health risks

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.

Planning for the Future Workforce Leave Patterns Across Generations – Executive Summary

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’ [...]

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’ [...]

Get the Watch Working: Integration Across Benefits Purchasing Health Promotion and Health Protection Infographic

To deepen understanding around employers’ thinking on integration, how their approach functions in practice and the consequences for employee health and business value, IBI conducted interviews with senior-level health officials from nine different employers. In each of the nine organizations, there were three basic functions related to integrated employee health investments: benefits purchasing, health promotion [...]

Get the Watch Working: Integration Across Benefits Purchasing Health Promotion and Health Protection

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 [...]

The Full Value of Workforce Health: Moving from ROI to VOI

In a landscape of rising costs, employers must shift from "How much are we spending?" to "What's the full value of our health investment?" This infographic captures how to measure the full value of health, why companies should practice the full value model, and steps employers can take to move in the right direction.