Infographic: The Cost of Missed Work due to COVID-19

This infographic displays COVID-19 lost time costs for employers based on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 28, 2021. The assessment includes potential sick leave wages, short-term disability payments, and spending on employee benefits. The states with the highest lost work time costs are California, Texas, and New York. For more up-to-date [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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