IBI Research Director Dr. Brian Gifford sat down with Sedgwick's Executive Vice President and Chief Performance Officer Darrell Brown to discuss the work and health relationship at the 2017 Annual Risk Management Society (RIMS) Conference.
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 [...]
Presenteeism is difficult to measure and very few employers actually attempt to quantify it. Yet it is a topic of interest at many HR and benefits-related conferences and in publications. Employers concerned about the productivity of their workforces, along with their benefits advisors (brokers and consultants), have an opportunity to improve productivity by learning about [...]
In this white paper, Lincoln Financial Group introduces the “Happy Worker Prescription.” Lincoln Financial Group reviews the research literature connecting employee happiness and productivity, explore the components of happiness, and describe why the findings are critical to employer success in the modern economic environment. Lincoln Financial Group concludes with a 10-step “prescription” for maximizing employee [...]
America is graying. We review Aetna's 2013 book of short-term disability claims as a function of age and diagnostic categories. While overall statistics show a predictable impact of age, not all diagnoses follow that pattern, with clear implications for employers.Older workers are frequently an employer’s most valuable workers, given their experience and commitment. Many of [...]
Picture a team with no game plan and a group of coaches who each address challenges in their own way as they arise. Chances are this isn’t a winning combination. Too often, employers take a similar approach when returning employees to work following injury or illness. For many it may be business as usual, but [...]