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What can Businesses Learn from the 1918 Spanish Flu and Apply to The COVID-19 Response Today

What can Businesses Learn from the 1918 Spanish Flu and Apply to the COVID-19 Response Today Erin Peterson Researcher Although there is a great deal of speculation surrounding the social and economic outcomes of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, examining prior public health emergencies can provide some insight into these questions. A recent NBER [...]

Apr 13, 2020|

April 9 Webinar: Understanding the Business Value of the Patient- Provider Relationship

Patient-provider relationships built on open communications, empathy and shared decision-making can pave the way to higher quality treatment, better outcomes, and lower costs. But what happens when physician turnover, network changes, or other events disrupt these relationships? How does this impact patients and payers—particularly employers in the larger business community? Recent research conducted by IBI [...]

Apr 10, 2020|

IBI Board Chairman Speaks to Members

Update on IBI's Focus and Operations Dear Members & Friends, As the coronavirus pandemic continues to compel businesses to re-evaluate their future focus, investments and needs, we are making sure that IBI remains a responsive, valuable and engaged organization during these challenging times. To reaffirm IBI’s mission and agenda for the remainder of the [...]

Apr 10, 2020|

The Business Value of the Patient-Provider Relationship

Patient-provider relationships built on open communications, empathy and shared decision making can pave the way to higher quality treatment, better outcomes, and lower costs. But what happens when physician turnover, network changes, or other events disrupt these relationships? How does this impact patients and payers—particularly employers in the larger business community? Recent research conducted by [...]

Apr 8, 2020|

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 [...]

Apr 6, 2020|

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 [...]

Apr 6, 2020|

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 [...]

Apr 6, 2020|

Coronavirus-related Sick Leave and Short-term Disability Payments Could Exceed $23 Billion for Employers Per Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis

Coronavirus-related Sick Leave and Short-term Disability Payments Could Exceed $23 Billion for Employers Per Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis OAKLAND, CA – April 6, 2020 – Health and productivity research non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) conducted an analysis to help US employers understand the broader impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. IBI’s assessment of potential [...]

Apr 5, 2020|

Remote in: Productivity and health while working from home during COVID-19

Remote in: Productivity and health while working from home during COVID-19 Nicole Nicksic Researcher Experts have been instituting social distancing policies across the country in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As an epidemiologist, this is important to implement nationwide in order to flatten the curve, or slow the rate of infection to [...]

Mar 24, 2020|