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COVID-19 Lost Time from Work Could Cost Employers More Than $50 Billion
Integrated Benefits InstituteLink to more items from this source
Apr. 20, 2021

"[S]pending for absent workers due to the coronavirus is estimated to total $50.5 billion. This is a 117% increase from a previous analysis conducted this time last year that used a high-range scenario of 15 million cases, whereas the number of cases across the nation has now more than doubled. [This] assessment includes potential sick leave wages, short-term disability payments and spending on employee benefits."

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