Measuring Outcomes

Managing Health and Productivity Post-ACA: Challenges and Opportunities

Apr 2, 2014|

*Speakers:* Richard Migliori, MD, Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group Josh Riff, MD, Medical Director, Target Dave North, President and CEO, Sedgwick Mary Tavarozzi, Absence/Disability Practice Leader, Towers Watson Jennifer Bruno, General Manager, Wellness & Prevention, Inc. Don Potter, Vice President, Client Relations, UnitedHealthcare (moderator) Over the past year, there [...]

How Kaiser Permanente Optimized Health and Productivity through Integrated Disability Management

Apr 1, 2014|

Speakers: Marlene Dines, National IDM Leader, Kaiser Permanente Nicole Stelter, PhD, Product Manager, Kaiser Permanente This presentation focused on optimizing employee health and productivity through Integrated Disability Management (IDM). Kaiser Permanente's task force of senior management and labor leaders is supported by a community of subject matter experts, which helps them map out how labor, [...]

How a Major Retailer Improved Health and Productivity during the Recession

Mar 31, 2014|

Speakers: Matthew Harmon, Benefits Delivery and Retirement Director, JCPenney Teresa Bartlett, MD, Senior Vice President, Medical Quality, Sedgwick U.S. retail industry was hard hit by the global economic downturn that began in 2008. As one of the leading retailers affected by the recession, JCPenny was dedicated to improving their health and productivity programs despite the [...]

The Cost of an Absence: IBI’s Lost Productivity Method

Oct 4, 2013|

IBI recently explained its method of valuing a health-related absence to a group of benefits professionals from one of our member organizations. The valuation method takes into account both wage replacement expenses and associated opportunity costs - such as missed revenue opportunities, overtime and substitute workers. This annotated slide deck was developed for that presentation. [...]

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul? STD Plan Design, Sick Days and the Total Costs of Disability Absence

May 31, 2013|

The Issue: Many employers attempt to save short-term disability (STD) costs by implementing plans with longer elimination periods (EPs) and shorter maximum benefit durations (MBDs). Evidence: Regression models and cost simulations using 550,000 STD claims from 6,200 employers in IBI’s 2011 Health & Productivity Benchmarking data show: Longer EPs generate fewer claims, but also longer [...]

Data Strategies for Managing Health and Productivity

Jan 1, 2013|

In response to shifting economic, market, political and demographic forces, employers are broadening their strategies in managing workforce health to encompass dimensions beyond just the cost of health care. As a result, they are not only focused on a new set of “business-relevant” health outcomes—such as absence, disability, health-related employee performance and their productivity consequences—but they are recognizing the need to [...]

Workforce Health and Productivity: How Employers Measure, Benchmark and Use Productivity Outcomes

Aug 1, 2011|

This resource shows how nine employers used lost-time self reports to move the dial on health & productivity management. The nine case studies include key insights for almost everyone, regardless of size. A summary focuses on the detail across all programs and features unique circumstances for individual case studies. The case studies show how a [...]

The Elusive Lost Productivity for White-Collar Workers – Linking Chronic Illness and Performance

Apr 1, 2011|

This Research Insights highlights the self-reported impact of chronic health on two key measures of “knowledge worker” performance – capability and concentration – to demonstrate how quantifying health-related job performance can be integral in making the business case for white-collar workforce health investments.This Research Insights highlights the self-reported impact of chronic health on two key measures of “knowledge worker” [...]

An Era of Change

Nov 1, 2008|

It is clear that new approaches to employee health and the management of benefits programs are necessary for employers to maximize the effectiveness of their healthcare expenditures. But, few employers have the data across programs to begin to chart a new course. In this Research Insights, Dr. Parry demonstrates how IBI’s various benefits databases can [...]