Disability Leave

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cancer Screenings Fall Short of Targets

Jul 30, 2018|

Findings pose a challenge to reducing costly disability leaves for cancer In 2016, cancers accounted for about 6% of all new short-term disability (STD) claims, and were among the costliest to employers in terms of wage replacements for employees on disability leave. For cancers with proven methods of prevention and detection, and for which effective [...]

The work disability costs of 5 common cancers—Engaging employers as public health partners

Feb 18, 2018|

The San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SFCI) is a community-based coalition focused on reducing the burden of five common cancers—breast, lung, prostate, colorectal, and liver—for which there are proven methods of prevention and detection, and for which effective treatments are known. The initiative can serve as a model for municipalities seeking to build coalitions of stakeholders to [...]

How Do Workers’ Compensation Claims Develop Over Time?

Nov 16, 2016|

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY To provide employers and their supplier partners with evidence-based expectations about how long claims will continue to generate costs, and the distribution of costs over time, IBI analyzed the four-year development of WC claims that resulted in temporary total disability (TTD) absences from work. Main Findings At 48 months, the average claim [...]

Should You Insource, Co-Source or Outsource Your Leave Management?

Apr 22, 2016|

The world of Leave and Absence Management is continually changing, due the complexity of managing leaves, legal and compliance requirements, and organizations’ desire to better track leaves and understand leave usage. Employers are seeking new ways to proactively manage leaves and absences, and stay ahead of this changing leave landscape. There are many ways to [...]

Short-Term Disability: The Window Of Opportunity

Apr 4, 2016|

Employers will experience the costs of health-related lost productivity (HRLP), regardless of whether they offer employer-sponsored health insurance to employees. However, they can take steps to create a workplace that supports employee productivity, helps keeps employees at work and ultimately reduces costs. Taking advantage of the window of opportunity presented by short-term disability is a [...]

Is ADA the New FMLA?

Apr 4, 2016|

All employers need to manage family and medical leaves and make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. To ease the resulting administrative overload, many employers are exploring the best way to address the requirements such that they are compliant with federal and state regulations.The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential) sponsored a survey of employers [...]