Eye-Opening Statistics About Disability's Potential Impact on Your Organization
Direct and indirect costs of disability take a financial and psychological toll on employers as well as employees.
- Over 225 million days of production time were lost in 2006 due to off-the-job injuries. Cost: over $240 billion.
National Safety Council®, Injury Facts® 2008 Ed.
- Unscheduled absences cost some large employers an estimated $850,000 per year in direct payroll in 2006.
CCH and Harris Interactive, “2006 CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey,” October 2006
- Employers spend 4.1% of payroll on unscheduled absences.
Marsh/Mercer Health & Benefits, “Health, Productivity and Absence Management Programs”, 2006 Survey report
- The average disability absence results in lost productivity costs exceeding $22,800.
Integrated Benefits Institute, IBI News September 8th, 2006
- The “total cost” of each disability absence exceeds $35,000.
Integrated Benefits Institute, IBI News September 8th, 2007
- 55% of employee absences are blamed on disabling injuries and illnesses.
JHA 2005 Absence Management Survey, “Big-picture benefits: Integrating FMLA and disability claims data helps reduce absenteeism,” by Chris Silva, September 2006
The Council for Disability Awareness is dedicated to helping you help your employees — and your company — better manage the often-staggering costs of disability.
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