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May 20 Webinar: New Tool & Model for Estimating COVID-19 Employee Cases & Leave Costs

IBI presented on a new analytics tool: an interactive map of U.S. employee COVID-19 cases and leave costs to date based on state, metropolitan, and county variation in confirmed cases, employment patterns, industry mix, and wages. Dr. Brian Gifford discussed the tool and the underlying model as well as what the findings mean for employers’ [...]

Interactive Map: Projected COVID-19 Employer Paid Leave Costs by State and Metro Area

In early April 2020, IBI published a model that estimated short-term disability and sick leave incidences and costs based on low-range, mid-range, and high- range projections of COVID-19 cases. This map applies that model to confirmed COVID-19 cases to date across metropolitan areas in the country to allow interested parties to account for geographic variation [...]

U.S. Short-Term Disability (STD) and Sick Leave Cost Projections for Employee COVID-19 Cases Infographic

To provide insights into the financial burden of COVID-19 associated with lost work time costs, IBI reviewed employment, wage and leave benefit data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and lost workday experiences contained in IBI’s dataset of employer-sponsored short-term disability (STD) claims to estimate the incidence and absence compensation for employees who [...]

U.S. Short-Term Disability (STD) and Sick Leave Cost Projections for Employee COVID-19 Cases

To provide insights into the financial burden of COVID-19 associated with lost work time costs, IBI reviewed employment, wage and leave benefit data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and lost workday experiences contained in IBI’s dataset of employer-sponsored short-term disability (STD) claims to estimate the incidence and absence compensation for employees who [...]

U.S. Short-Term Disability (STD) and Sick Leave Cost Projections for Employee COVID-19 Cases – Executive Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent a ripple of destruction on healthcare systems, businesses, and economies all over the globe. To help provide insights into the potential financial burden of COVID-19 for employers and suppliers, IBI reviewed employment, wage and leave benefit data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and lost workday experiences contained [...]

Managing Health and Productivity in the Age of Coronavirus: The Professional Healthcare, Wellbeing and Absence Management View

Last updated: May 5, 2020 The Coronavirus Pandemic The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak beginning late in 2019 has reached pandemic proportions, affecting individuals, institutions, and businesses. Public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued guidance for employers to help curb the transmission [...]

The Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions Report: Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that most frequently affects the knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers, and the base of the thumb and big toe. Osteoarthritis symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and movement limitations. The findings from IBI’s series on the health and productivity impact of chronic conditions provide [...]

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 Report: 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 [...]

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 [...]