Pharmacy

Toward Better Value: Employer Perspectives on Managing Prescription Drug Benefits

Learn what employers can do to get better value for money spent on prescription drug benefits.  First, Chuck Reynolds of Benfield-Gallagher reviews key findings from research on employer experience and perspectives regarding pharmacy benefits management. Then, Kristen Putnam of Praxair describes her company’s journey from a traditional PBM vendor relationship to collaboration with their [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Specialty Pharmaceuticals: An Agenda for Health and Productivity Research

Specialty pharmaceuticals often represent the most effective—and sometimes the only—option for treating or curing life-threatening diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer and hepatitis C. Despite their therapeutic value, specialty pharmaceuticals recently have garnered attention for their high costs– in excess of $100,000 per year, in some cases. A new commentary published by IBI in The American [...]

Employee Wellness: It’s Not Just Physical, It’s Financial

To achieve the best business results, employee's financial wellness is key. Join Lincoln Financial and CoBiz Insurance to review data supporting the link between group benefits and financial wellness, and learn how employees' views regarding financial security and group benefits differ by generation. This presentation was originally featured at IBI's 2016 Forum. Richard Dalton, EVP, [...]

Linking Workforce Health to Business Performance

Most benefits professionals know the costs of illness in their workforce but are unprepared to communicate the value that healthy workers bring to their company’s corporate strategy. This issue paper makes the case that health is an essential component of high-performing human capital and provides step-by-step guidance for linking health to senior leaders’ strategic goals.

Linking Workforce Health to Business Performance – Executive Summary

Most benefits professionals know the costs of illness in their workforce, but are unprepared to communicate the value that healthy workers bring to their company’s corporate strategy. The executive summary summarizes how the issue paper makes the case that health is an essential component of high-performing human capital and provides step-by-step guidance for linking health [...]

Making the Case for the Business Value of Health and Specialty Pharmacy (Kansas City)

On August 27, 2015, the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and Mid-America Coalition on Health Care (MACHC) convened a meeting of local employers and their supplier partners to discuss the role of specialty pharmacy in the health, productivity and absence management framework. The meeting addressed two critical issues facing employers in managing the health and productivity [...]