Stressbusters: The Latest Research on Managing Workplace Stress

  • July 24, 2018
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

Employee stress costs employers millions of dollars every year in direct and indirect costs. The prevalence of stress and mental health conditions in the workplace is alarming. A recent study asked participants to rank their stress on a scale of one to five.

  •  More than 70 percent ranked their stress at a level three or higher.
  • One in 4, said their stress was at a level four.
  • More than 60 percent felt stressed three or more work days per week, on average.

Approximately 6-7 percent of full-time U.S. workers experienced major depression (MDD) within the past year, which equates to an estimated economic burden of $210 billion according to the World Health organization.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to conduct a risk analysis of members based upon existing wellness data and claims data
  • Processes for accurately calculating potential cost savings of each member based upon risk analysis
  • Best practices for developing a well-being program that incentivizes employees to engage
  • How to implement a well-being program that generates return on investment


Catherine Bass, Ph.D., M.S.
Director, Customer Reporting
Onlife Health

Dr. Bass has been with Onlife Health since 2003, starting as a Health Coach and currently serving as a the Director of Informatics. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Performance with an emphasis in Health Promotion, a master’s degree in Public & Community Health and a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Her areas of expertise are measurement, program planning, needs assessments, health behavior theory, worksite health promotion, incentive design, public health and survey creation. Dr. Bass has authored articles for trade journals and serves as adjunct faculty in the Health & Human Performance departments at several universities.

Clif White, M.S.
Bio-Statistical Research Scientist
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Clif has held research-based positions for the world’s largest hospital company, Hospital Corporation of America, and for Onlife Health, Inc. His area of expertise is on the cost savings attributable to population health management programs. Clif has conducted program ROI evaluations for over 50% of the Fortune 500 companies in Tennessee, as well as several Fortune Global 500 companies and government agencies at both the state and federal level. Clif graduated with distinction with a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester and graduated summa cum laude with a M.S. in Statistics from the Johns Hopkins University.