Employees are delaying health care. Here’s how employers can help

Dozens of employees are missing out on or delaying necessary preventive and medical care, which is a major problem for employers. More than half of employees (58%) have delayed getting needed medical care due to insurance costs or barriers, according to a new analysis by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), an Oakland-based nonprofit research organization. in California. Meanwhile, 42% of workers reported delays because an appointment was not available, and 35% delayed or avoided treatment for fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19. The group’s research also found that fewer than…

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