Press Release: 33% of US Workforce Use Prescription Pain Medications per Integrated Benefits Institute Opioid & Pain Management Study

Apr 18, 2019|

Findings indicate growing crisis with pain in the workforce; millennials and males have greatest problematic use SAN FRANCISCO – April 18, 2019 – Chronic pain is a contributing factor to the deadly opioid epidemic and compounding this tragedy is its toll on worker’s daily lives. Use of prescription pain medications are associated with approximately [...]

Press Release: Integrated Benefits Institute Analysis Links Extreme Weather to Mental Health Disability Claims

Feb 6, 2019|

Polar vortex and other severe weather events can disrupt business operations through disability leaves from work, with mental health of specific concern SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 6, 2019 – The business disruptions from extreme weather events linked to climate change – such as January’s polar vortex that gripped much of the nation – may [...]

IBI Research: Chronic Health Conditions, Workplace Productivity and Accidents

Feb 27, 2015|

Spotlight on article published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work. The research described in this particular Spotlight is authored or co-authored by an IBI researcher. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the copyright holder. What is the [...]

Capitol Hill Chronic Disease Briefing

Jul 9, 2014|

The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a briefing on June 26th, 2014 about the impact of chronic, non communicable disease and look beyond just medical costs to more holistically consider total productivity, particularly among the federal workforce. According to a modeling tool developed by the Integrated Benefits Institute [...]

The Full Costs of Depression in the Workforce

May 1, 2009|

Employees who live with depression know its costs only too well. Employers, however, are likely to greatly underestimate depression’s impact on their employees and the costs to their business. IBI research shows that a full-cost view of depression’s workforce effects presents unanticipated employer costs and significant challenges. To help employers use the research findings, IBI [...]

Are You Depressed Yet?

Jan 1, 2009|

Depression is being called “the common cold of mental illness,” and IBI research shows that the prevalence and seriousness of this mental disorder can have a dramatic impact on workforce lost productivity. A preview of IBI’s latest research on depression and short-term disability shows that for the 400,000 workers studied, 10% received medical treatment for [...]