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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 [...]

New IBI Study Finds That 1 in 3 Lower-income Workers Do Without Needed Care They Cannot Afford—Which Can Increase their Sick Days By Nearly 70%

Jul 23, 2019|

OAKLAND – July 24, 2019 – One in three lower-income employees experienced a need for health care they could not afford according to a new study from the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a nonprofit health and productivity research organization. On average, employees who experienced a cost-related barrier to care had 70% more sick days than [...]

World Health Organization: Job Burnout Now a Diagnosable Syndrome

May 29, 2019|

In 2022, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases, revision 11 (ICD-11) will contain a code (QD85 Burn-out) for a syndrome characterized by: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and 3) reduced professional efficacy. Burn-out [...]

Excessive intermittent FMLA leave after the Super Bowl is NOT normal

Feb 6, 2019|

Excessive intermittent FMLA leave after the Super Bowl is NOT normal In 2013, IBI looked for evidence that people misuse intermittent FMLA on the Monday after the Super Bowl. The original blog post is lost somewhere in cyberspace (not everything on the internet enjoys an eternal life), but back then we used 872,000 intermittent FMLA [...]

Employees describe the productivity benefits of sick leave

Jan 23, 2019|

After a New York Times article proclaimed "The Death of the Sick Day," many readers described their own experiences of working while sick. While not a scientifically collected sample, the responses give important insights into the reasons why employees don't take time off from work:  they don’t want to burden their colleagues, be perceived as [...]

Press Release: IBI Releases Nation’s Largest Disability/Leave Benchmarking Database Reports

Sep 26, 2018|

Data helps employers manage health, disability and productivity programs SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 27, 2018 –The non-profit Integrated Benefits Institute has released its latest reports from the nation’s largest disability/leave benchmarking database used by employers, brokers and other benefits professionals to help employers assess the impact of their health and productivity programs as compared [...]