Health + Productivity Management

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 [...]

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 [...]

World Obesity Day 2020: Researchers Play Role in Ending Stigma of Obesity

Mar 4, 2020|

World Obesity Day 2020: Researchers Play Role in Ending the Stigma of Obesity Brian Gifford Director, Research and Analytics A recent consensus statement by an international panel of 36 experts reports that stigmatization of obesity is pervasive and damaging. The panel points to the stigmatizing role of several social institutions—including research. Health and productivity [...]

Integrated Benefits Institute and Pacific Business Group on Health Host Mental Health Symposium for Employers

May 20, 2019|

May 21 event offers strategies for businesses to improve care, access and workplace experience for employees and their family members SAN FRANCISCO – May 17, 2019 – The impact of mental health and substance use disorders in the workplace is of increasing concern for employers. To assist purchasers in improving access to care and experience [...]

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Mar 5, 2019|

Ticks in the northern U.S. states, mosquitoes in the south. They’ve been invited by climate change, and are accompanied by Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, Zika, and other party crashers. Workers in construction, utilities, agriculture, and other outdoor settings are especially at risk—but so are their employers if these diseases result in disability (or WC) [...]

They lost the weight … why didn’t productivity increase?

Jan 24, 2019|

It is pretty well known that poor health is related to lost productivity. And the links between unhealthy body weight—particularly obesity—and poor health are stronger still. Although the relationships between obesity, disease, and productivity are complex, combining these two simple ideas gives a pretty straightforward model of how obesity may contribute to more absenteeism and [...]

More evidence for the long-term impact of hospitalization

Jan 7, 2019|

Last month, IBI highlighted a study showing that productivity losses do not end when a hospitalized employee is discharged. Depending on the quality of care received, a hospitalization could impact an employee's earning capacity for the next three years. The study (co-authored by Thomas Parry Fellow Adelina Wang of Stanford University) focused on the experiences [...]

Press Release: IBI Study Finds Medication Adherence Improves Productivity for Employees with Diabetes and Other Conditions

Aug 8, 2018|

Annual productivity savings to employers is estimated at $794 per employee with diabetes SAN FRANCISCO – August 8, 2018 – A review of 13 scientific studies found that chronically ill employees who take their medications as prescribed have significantly fewer sick day and short-term disability (STD) absences. The review was conducted by the Integrated [...]

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 [...]

Behavioral Health And The Workplace: Productivity Costs And Solutions

Apr 22, 2016|

Employers and their benefit advisers face a complex array of carriers and third-party administrators when attempting to choose absence and disability providers. In the past, these choices often hinged upon price alone. Recent research and surveys have demonstrated that employee absence and disability cost more than previously thought. The provider choice can ultimately have major [...]