COVID-19

Considerations for Employers as Social Distancing Recommendations Continue

May 11, 2020|

Considerations for Employers as Social Distancing Recommendations Continue Nicole Nicksic Researcher A century has passed since a pandemic with the magnitude of COVID-19 has occurred. As of this writing, COVID-19-related deaths in the U.S. are predicted to surpass 100,000 by the beginning of June. After weeks of shelter-in-place mandates and social distancing, state and [...]

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 [...]

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

Apr 13, 2020|

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 [...]

IBI Board Chairman Speaks to Members

Apr 10, 2020|

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 [...]

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

Apr 5, 2020|

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 [...]

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

Mar 24, 2020|

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 [...]