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May 22, 2020
Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Can you be sure your facility is clean and free of the coronavirus?

To be fair, the answer to this question — Can you be sure your facility is clean and free of the coronavirus (COVID-19)? — may not be “yes” for quite a while. But there are steps we can take to get as close to “yes” as possible. Every da…

May 22, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
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January 28, 2020
Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick UK and Leon Briggs, National Chief Adjuster, Major and complex loss, Sedgwick New Zealand
Coronavirus outbreak: What businesses should know regarding coverage

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, originating in Wuhan in China, has been widely reported in the media and there’s a handy summary of what we know about it so far on the Sedgwick blog. The world has already seen more than 2,000 reported cases…

January 28, 2020 by Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick UK and Leon Briggs, National Chief Adjuster, Major and complex loss, Sedgwick New Zealand
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January 23, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Coronavirus outbreak: What we know so far

Last month’s mystery virus in Wuhan, China has officially made its way to the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first case of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S. was announced on January 21,…

January 23, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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October 18, 2019
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Strategies for improving mental health at the workplace

The first step toward improving mental health issues in the workplace is to raise awareness of these conditions and identify ways to assist those needing treatment. Sometimes, employers are surprised to learn the scale and scope of mental illnes…

October 18, 2019 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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September 07, 2016
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Opioids: A stumbling block to good claim outcomes

On a weekly if not daily basis, there are media reports about the growing impacts of addiction to opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 78 people a day are dying from the effects of opioid overdose.1 Families ar…

September 07, 2016 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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February 12, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Zika virus: The threat and potential risk

Employers receiving news about the spread of the Zika virus may be considering the risk for their employees and potential claims filed by individuals who contract the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Z…

February 12, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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January 07, 2016
Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
Preventing workplace assaults in healthcare

OSHA offers suggestions for preventing workplace assaults in healthcare settings. (image courtesy of OSHA.gov) Despite several unfortunate and tragic instances in the news recently, workplace violence rates as a whole have been declining. Accordin…

January 07, 2016 by Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
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July 17, 2015
James Harvey, SVP, Managed Care Products & Product Development
Opioid medications: Gateways to heroin use?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 46 people in the U.S. die from an overdose of prescription painkillers every day.[1] Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses have increased more than 400% among women and 2…

July 17, 2015 by James Harvey, SVP, Managed Care Products & Product Development
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February 11, 2015
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
Remember the measles? They’re back!

The current measles outbreak has received major news coverage in the United States because this highly contagious disease – declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000 after decades of childhood vaccine efforts – has begun to spread again. In Januar…

February 11, 2015 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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November 19, 2014
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
Ebola: What you need to know

The possible spread of the Ebola virus to persons in the United States has raised concerns regarding the handling of insurance claims that might result from this disease. As the leading North American provider of claims management services, S…

November 19, 2014 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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October 09, 2014
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Managing Ebola outbreak risk: 6 steps to take now

I write this reflecting on the flurry of news around recent Ebola activity. There isn’t one of us in the healthcare risk management profession who wants our organization to be the subject of unfavorable news headlines, and it’s important to take le…

October 09, 2014 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
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July 16, 2014
Jamie Harer
Managed Care, Specialty Products Manager
10 ways to prevent prescription painkiller abuse

I think everyone reading this blog has been touched by alcohol or substance abuse in their lifetime, whether personally or through the experience of an acquaintance, a family member, a close friend, a classmate or a colleague. We know the dangers of …

July 16, 2014 by Jamie Harer, Managed Care, Specialty Products Manager
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