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April 09, 2021
Mark Debus
MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Team Lead
7 simple ways to relieve stress

Feeling stressed? You are not alone. Whether you’re scrambling for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, paying for that unexpected car repair, or assisting your fifth grader with division, life can be stressful. And while it’s a normal part of life, t…

April 09, 2021 by Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Team Lead
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April 07, 2021
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Reflection and celebration on World Health Day

April 7 marks the annual celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and each year since taking effect in 1950, the globally recognized day has aimed to create awareness around a specific health theme and …

April 07, 2021 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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April 05, 2021
Amanda Combs
Recall Consultant
Stricter rules loom over dietary supplement industry

As dietary supplements rise in popularity, consumer advocates, regulators and lawmakers have become increasingly concerned that the current regulatory system is inadequate to ensure the products on the market are safe. Millions of Americans rely on d…

April 05, 2021 by Amanda Combs, Recall Consultant
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April 01, 2021
Tracey Davanport, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCP, Vice President, Clinical Operations and Beth Burry, Senior Vice President, Case Management, Clinically Integrated Programs
Behind the scenes with our nurse case managers during the pandemic

Many people are familiar with the role nurse case managers play in the return to work process. They review an injured employee’s medical records, coordinate and expedite medical treatment and procedures, locate the best medical care and physicians to…

April 01, 2021 by Tracey Davanport, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCP, Vice President, Clinical Operations and Beth Burry, Senior Vice President, Case Management, Clinically Integrated Programs
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March 08, 2021
Michelle Hay (she/her/hers)
Global chief people officer
This International Women’s Day, choose to challenge the status quo

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and a call to action for greater gender parity and inclusiveness. Equity for women in the workplace is particularly impor…

March 08, 2021 by Michelle Hay (she/her/hers) , Global chief people officer
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February 24, 2021
Claira Kapraun
Corporate Citizenship Administrator
Defining and living a meaningful corporate citizenship strategy

When it comes to corporate citizenship, leaders around the country and across the globe are asking what it means and how will it impact their business. They want to know if the concept of corporate citizenship is simply another trending buzzword or i…

February 24, 2021 by Claira Kapraun, Corporate Citizenship Administrator
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February 12, 2021
Kimberly George
Global head of product development and innovation
Evolving health benefits impact employers and employees

Not since 1939 have job losses impacted U.S. business more than in 2020. In turn, this has had a resounding effect on health insurance coverage in general and on employee benefit programs in a more specific sense. These changes are driven in large pa…

February 12, 2021 by Kimberly George, Global head of product development and innovation
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January 15, 2021
Bob Peterson
President
Drive to thrive in 2021

Sedgwick’s industry experts and thought leaders are committed to keeping our clients informed on emerging trends and industry news. We’re excited to introduce “Drive to thrive in 2021” which highlights the topics and trends that employers, risk manag…

January 15, 2021 by Bob Peterson, President
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October 23, 2020
Kara Kahley
Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence
Taking back drugs is giving life, especially now

2020 is a year like no other. The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the significance of public health. Social distancing, masks, plexiglass barriers, hand sanitizer and contactless pickups have become parts of our everyday lives, and the importance…

October 23, 2020 by Kara Kahley, Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence
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October 16, 2020
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, Clinical Pharmacy
Psilocybin: From mysticism to healing

Imagine a drug that will take you on a mystical experience where you can ride a dragon or touch the stars, but imagine the same drug can suffocate you under quicksand or imprison you in a sea of volcanic ash. These experiences are not through the mec…

October 16, 2020 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, Clinical Pharmacy
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September 18, 2020
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
Clinical studies: Finding the value and ignoring the noise

Just over 40 years ago, the New England Journal of Medicine published a five-sentence letter to the editor [1] that would be used to ignite one of the worst public health tragedies of our time. Written by a Massachusetts physician and graduate studen…

September 18, 2020 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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August 28, 2020
Don Lipsy
AVP, National Technical Compliance, Managed Care Practice
Workers’ compensation health disparities in a post-COVID-19 environment

The inarguable fact of COVID-19 is that the coronavirus itself has been an indiscriminate and equal-opportunity tragedy on a global scale. Women and men, young and old, across the world and right next door, COVID-19 has impacted the way in which we l…

August 28, 2020 by Don Lipsy, AVP, National Technical Compliance, Managed Care Practice
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July 31, 2020
Jennifer Milton
Team Leader / Senior Claims Manager, Sedgwick Germany
What lasting, positive transformations may we see because of COVID-19?

Headlines continually tell us about the plethora of changes and disturbances taking place around the globe and in most aspects of our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And whether the end to this catastrophe will occur through the development of re…

July 31, 2020 by Jennifer Milton, Team Leader / Senior Claims Manager, Sedgwick Germany
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May 07, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
Virtual Wellness ZENter: Medical marijuana, hazy health and cloudy compliance

Has it ever been more important to be mindful, stay present and set a clear path for health and wellness than it is right now? For this year’s RIMS 2020 conference, Sedgwick had planned to invite attendees to join us in the annual Wellness ZENter, a …

May 07, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
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March 31, 2020
Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Team Lead and Rebecca Sherman, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, Behavioral Health Specialist
How can we address unique challenges of injured and ill workers staying at home?

We are living in very challenging and surreal times. In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, countries, cities and states have instituted mandatory restrictions on public gatherings, closed non-essential businesses and given “stay-at-home” ord…

March 31, 2020 by Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Team Lead and Rebecca Sherman, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, Behavioral Health Specialist
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