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A new report from the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) takes on the difficult problem of delayed care — and offers suggestions to companies on how to address this problem with their employees.

The report, “Effects of Delayed Care on the Workforce,” noted that many Americans were asked to delay care during the first months of the pandemic, in order to limit the transmission of the disease. But even before COVID-19, delayed care was a problem, and now that the pandemic has been declared over, health experts say delayed care remains a problem. The main barrier today seems to be cost — many feel they can’t afford treatment or medications, and so delay care.

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