Absence Matters: Data to Fuel Innovation

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The Missing Link: Using Absence Data to Fuel Innovation

By Audrey Bryan, Director, Business Services, Sedgwick

Are you leveraging your absence data effectively to build employee health and wellness benefits? In January 2022, approximately 4.2 million of the 129.7 million employees worked part time because of illnesses, injuries, medical problems, and appointments. This is the second highest percentage since 1976, when data was first collected.1 With medical absences at an all-time high, employers seek innovative well-being programs to address employees’ critical health needs. From mental health to diabetes, leave data can help employers design and build a more effective wellness and disease management program to increase population health and maintain productive lifestyles.

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