Healthcare Costs

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 [...]

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: Poor Health Costs US Employers $530 Billion and 1.4 Billion Work Days of Absence and Impaired Performance According to Integrated Benefits Institute

Nov 14, 2018|

Note to editors: On December 8, 2020, we released an updated analysis based on 2019 data. The latest press release can be found here: SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 15, 2018 –US employers paid nearly $880 billion in health care benefits for employees and dependents. However, illness-related lost productivity costs them another $530 billion [...]