Benefits + Plan Design

World Immunization Week: Making Vaccines Part of Your Workforce Health Strategy

Apr 30, 2020|

World Immunization Week: Making Vaccines Part of Your Workforce Health Strategy Carolyn Ho, IBI Communications Lead The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on how increasingly interconnected the world is and how important immunization is in protecting against infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization, immunizations are estimated to prevent two to three million [...]

HDHP Benefit Design Considerations for Members on Specialty Medications

Oct 30, 2018|

Chronic diseases may affect many members, and these conditions can be costly to employers. Although the prevalence of complex, chronic diseases is low, the conditions can be costly. In an attempt to manage direct health care costs, many employers have turned to high deductible health plans (HDHPs) with health savings accounts (HSAs). Unfortunately, members [...]

Impact of Co-pay Accumulator Adjustor Programs on Specialty Drug Use

Oct 30, 2018|

How do Co-pay Accumulator Adjustor Programs (CAAPs) affect the refill adherence and discontinuation of specialty medications? Members in HDHPs with HSAs often meet their entire deductible within the first few months of the year if they are taking a specialty medication. Because of the need to have funds to cover this entire amount so [...]

2016 Integrated Health Care Report

May 18, 2016|

A summary of Anthem Inc.'s extensive research to date on integrated health care (IHC). IHC is an emerging employee benefits strategy that connects pharmacy, dental, vision, disability and absence management data to an employer’s population health program to reduce costs and improve health outcomes.The research clearly show that employers are starting to integrate their health [...]

Best Practices for Administering Intermittent Leaves in the Workplace

Feb 15, 2016|

Proper management of intermittent leaves is essential, as it can reduce lost employee productivity and can help employers avoid the risk of fines, audits or legal action that can result from improperly managed leaves. To help ensure you're properly accommodating employees while complying with FMLA regulations, we offer up some best practices for managing intermittent [...]

Health-Related Lost Productivity: The Full Cost Of Absence

Feb 11, 2016|

Traditionally, absence and disability management programs have been marketed with claims of increasing the productivity of the employer's workforce. The challenge is how to translate these programs and services into specific employer gains. In this paper, we explore the productivity loss caused by employees who are away from work for medical reasons (absence and disability). [...]

Educate and Engage: Connecting with Millennials About The Importance Of Disability Protection

Feb 10, 2016|

During a time when voluntary coverage is playing a larger role in employers' benefit offerings, it is important to find ways to educate employees about the need for coverage. A smart enrollment strategy includes outreach to millennial employees, who may not understand the need for LTD coverage. This lack of understanding can translate to lower [...]

Expanding the Case for the Business Value of Health, Wealth, and Productivity

Dec 11, 2015|

On October 27th, the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and the Bank of America convened a meeting of regional employers and IBI supplier partners to discuss linkages among employee health, wealth and productivity. The workshop addressed reasons for and methods of connecting investments in the financial health of a company’s workforce to the goals of the [...]