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July 11, 2019
Beth Burry
AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
Five important elements of a strong return-to-work program

When an employee gets injured on the job, helping them return to work as quickly and safely as possible is the top priority. The longer they stay off work, claim costs rise and productivity is impacted. Studies show that the longer an injured employe…

July 11, 2019 by Beth Burry, AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
July 02, 2019
Beth Burry
AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
Functional job descriptions: Why do you need them?

As every manager knows, job descriptions are a necessary tool to help match the most appropriate and qualified candidates to job postings, while weeding out ‘unqualified’ candidates. This means many job descriptions are written to exclude candidates …

July 02, 2019 by Beth Burry, AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
June 28, 2019
Jason Landrum
Chief Information Officer
Cryptocurrency: The future of claim payments?

Last week, Facebook announced plans for its own cryptocurrency called Libra. First, let me define cryptocurrency: “Cryptocurrency is a digital currency built with cryptographic protocols that make transactions secure and difficult to fake. The most …

June 28, 2019 by Jason Landrum, Chief Information Officer
June 21, 2019
Carlos Mantecas Alonso
Director of Marine & Cargo, Sedgwick Iberia
El sector marítimo navegando en la cuarta revolución industrial

Desde hace unas semanas se puede ver en televisión el nuevo anuncio de uno de los SUV más vendidos del mercado. No recordaría el anuncio si no fuera porque además de todo tipo de prestaciones se anuncia que es capaz de circular por autopista sin la a…

June 21, 2019 by Carlos Mantecas Alonso, Director of Marine & Cargo, Sedgwick Iberia
June 21, 2019
Carlos Mantecas Alonso
Director of Marine & Cargo, Sedgwick Iberia
Marine sector sailing through the fourth industrial revolution

Spanish version: https://www.sedgwick.com/blog/2019/06/21/el-sector-mar%C3%ADtimo-navegando-en-la-cuarta-revoluci%C3%B3n-industrial For a few weeks now, a new commercial for one of the best-selling SUVs on the market can be seen on television. …

June 21, 2019 by Carlos Mantecas Alonso, Director of Marine & Cargo, Sedgwick Iberia
June 14, 2019
Chris Mandel, SVP and Director, Sedgwick Institute
Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act update - Key considerations for businesses

One of the biggest challenges in risk management is the concept of things “probable” versus things “possible.” Traditional risk management has focused more on the probable, using historical losses and other data to actuarially forecast future losses …

June 14, 2019 by Chris Mandel, SVP and Director, Sedgwick Institute
June 07, 2019
Ian V. Muress
Chief Executive Officer, International
The robo-adjuster is coming – how technology, from satellites to apps, is making the ‘average’ adjuster average no more

Few people understand what a career as a loss adjuster involves – until they meet one. Usually they meet a loss adjuster in the worst of circumstances, which doesn’t help. But the first thing that will strike many about those in the adjusting profess…

June 07, 2019 by Ian V. Muress, Chief Executive Officer, International
May 30, 2019
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
Comorbidities and workplace injuries: Three ways to improve outcomes

The path to recovery after a workplace injury is not always a straight line. A workers’ compensation claim can become increasingly complex due to common health conditions and comorbidities. While comorbidities are often pre-existing and not directly …

May 30, 2019 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
May 24, 2019
Lauren Glover, Customer Care Manager for Sedgwick
Offering extra care to customers with dementia

I love solving problems. It’s a passion that I’m now thankful to be using as we pioneer a whole new approach to helping our most vulnerable customers at Sedgwick. I began my Sedgwick career with our team in Australia, and then joined the UK business…

May 24, 2019 by Lauren Glover, Customer Care Manager for Sedgwick
May 16, 2019
Bryon Bass, SVP, Workforce Absence; Kimberly Webb, Director, National Technical Compliance – ADA Accommodation
Bazinga! Theoretical Big Bang scenarios put the spotlight on intermittent ADA

Determining a reasonable accommodation for an employee with medical needs while adhering to the laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be a complicated process for even the most intellectual among us. ADA rules include far more face…

May 16, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP, Workforce Absence; Kimberly Webb, Director, National Technical Compliance – ADA Accommodation
May 08, 2019
Peter Wassell
Technical Director, Oriel Services
Reducing our impact amidst an environment and climate emergency

The 2nd of May, 2019 became a historic day for the UK, when Parliament approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. This symbolic move recognises the need for urgent and serious changes in order to combat the climate crisis. Th…

May 08, 2019 by Peter Wassell, Technical Director, Oriel Services
May 03, 2019
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Wellness ZENter recap: Alternative approaches to wellness

Corporate leaders and risk managers invest considerable time and resources each year to find solutions that will improve the well-being of their organizations and the people who support them now and into the future. Once again, Sedgwick sponsored the…

May 03, 2019 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
April 27, 2019
David North
President and CEO
RIMS 2019: 50 Forward

I always say that RIMS is like a big family reunion and I look forward to it every year. The days are long, but rewarding, filled with meeting our clients, stakeholders, colleagues and new friends. This year we will hit a special milestone as Sedgwic…

April 27, 2019 by David North, President and CEO
April 24, 2019
Kara Kahley
Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence, Sedgwick
Don’t wait! Take action this weekend on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday, April 27, 2019 – is just days away. Participating is a great way to ensure public health and clean out your medicine cabinet. Or in my case – the car. I write this as a person who has been driving …

April 24, 2019 by Kara Kahley, Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence, Sedgwick
April 19, 2019
Michel Honoré
Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France
Evacuation plan saved most of Notre-Dame's treasures: insurance adjuster

(Reuters) - Some 90% of the priceless relics and art works housed within the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral were saved from Monday’s devastating fire as contingency plans to evacuate the treasures worked, a leading insurance adjuster said on Wednesday…

April 19, 2019 by Michel Honoré, Director, Fine Art, Sedgwick France