Make The Business Case

Quantifying the impact of health and wellbeing investments is challenging—but it’s necessary for employers and suppliers alike. Explore IBI resources that show you how to demonstrate the competitive advantages gained by enhancing the 3Ps in your organization.

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Every Employer Needs to Know – Key Success Factors for Hiring People with Disabilities

Feb 12, 2016|

As part of a two-year research partnership, The Hartford and the University of Kansas released a white paper in 2015 that outlined the critical nature of a strong partnership between a supportive employer and a motivated employee with a disability. With a focus on The Hartford's Ability Philosophy - a long held belief in what [...]

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). [...]

Health-Related Lost Productivity: Causes and Solutions

Feb 10, 2016|

HR managers, brokers and consultants have an opportunity to view disability carrier products and services in a different light. In the past, the focus was primarily on how one could obtain STD, LTD and absence management services at the lowest price. Often, the relationship between these services and the Health-Related Lost Productivity has been overlooked. [...]

Employee Health Benefits Executive Forum with IBI and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Jan 13, 2016|

Recently, a select group of business leaders from across the nation assembled in Washington, D.C., to address one of the most pressing challenges facing employers today: managing health care costs while improving worker productivity in the midst of a chronic disease epidemic. This invitation only Employee Health Benefits Executive Forum addressed how designing effective benefits [...]

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 [...]

Ill Employees in Unsupportive Workplaces Have More Absences and Lower Performance

Jul 27, 2015|

IBI’s newest study shows that unsupportive workplace climates –where employees perceive unsafe working conditions, low respect and trust, poor variety and learning and high workload – are associated with higher absence and lower job performance among ill employees. This study shows the importance of developing supportive work climates that can enhance, rather than undermine, employers’ [...]

CDHPs: Overcoming the Challenges for Managing Health and Productivity

Jun 30, 2015|

At the National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) annual meeting in New Orleans, Brian Gifford, IBI’s Director of Research and Measurement presented findings on consumer-driven health plans’ (CDHPs) challenges for managing health and productivity. The session described findings from IBI’s recent review of the CDHP research literature and lessons from Cummins Inc.’s and Kraft Foods’ [...]

Webinar: Metro Nashville Public Schools Links Teacher Health to Cost Savings & Academic Achievement

Jun 10, 2015|

On-site clinics and value-based healthcare benefits for teachers and administrative staff helped Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) save $2.8 million dollars in 2012. Perhaps more importantly, healthier teachers are associated with less employee absence and better school performance.  Please also read IBI's case study on the story. Panelists David Hines, Director of Employee Benefits [...]