Thomas Parry

Thomas Parry is President of the Integrated Benefits Institute, a San Francisco-based independent, not-for-profit, national organization incorporated in 1995.  The Institute provides research, employer–focused measurement tools/benchmarking and educational programs to improve health and productivity management through the integration of employee benefits.  More than 600 employers, insurers, health care providers, brokers, third-party administrators, consultants and others interested in health and productivity issues.  Employers comprise more than 85% of IBI’s membership.   Dr. Parry serves as IBI’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition to directing IBI’s activities, he also is heavily involved in IBI’s research and measurement/benchmarking programs. He directed research analyzing the impact of medical care on disability outcomes and previously guided two studies on Chief Financial Officers: the first, examining CFOs’ view of health and healthcare in their companies; the second, assessing how CFOs would link workforce health to business outcomes. He also is the chief architect of IBI’s disability/absence benchmarking and health and productivity measurement programs. Dr. Parry speaks on integrated benefits and health and productivity issues at conferences and symposia both in the United States and abroad.  He also served for five years as research advisor to the Roadway Express Inc. Medical Board.   Before co-founding the Integrated Benefits Institute, Dr. Parry served 11 years as Research Director at the California Workers’ Compensation Institute.  His research at CWCI encompassed a wide variety of topics in workers’ compensation. While at CWCI, Dr. Parry was engaged in some of the earliest research and analysis on 24-hour coverage and integrated benefit issues.   Dr. Parry received his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

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