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October 31, 2021
Diego Ascani
Chief executive officer, Australia
Evolving workforce challenges in Australia: Local needs and global solutions

With its wide array of mountains, rain forests, beaches and deserts, Australia offers wide interest and appeal to those from around the world. The impact of the pandemic has changed our lives, work and the vacation destination on a scale never seen b…

October 31, 2021 by Diego Ascani, Chief executive officer, Australia
December 01, 2017
Azurely Kerr
SVP Absence Management
Diversity and inclusion can move the world

As our population and our workforces are changing, it is important to embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusion in the workplace today – people from different backgrounds, different generations, different cultures figuring out how they are bett…

December 01, 2017 by Azurely Kerr, SVP Absence Management
September 29, 2017
Dr. Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
The alarming facts about methadone

Methadone is an opioid medication most commonly used for detoxification, maintenance treatment of opioid addiction, and limited use for chronic pain. The drawbacks to its use stem from the risk of addiction and abuse with the medication, even at reco…

September 29, 2017 by Dr. Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
April 17, 2017
Terri Brown, chief people officer for Sedgwick
Insight for Bridging the Talent Gap

Many industries today share a dilemma: how to bridge the talent gap. As seasoned professionals retire, they take with them institutional knowledge, industry experience, subject matter expertise, and technical and leadership competencies. Recru…

April 17, 2017 by Terri Brown, chief people officer for Sedgwick
February 17, 2017
Kimberly George
Global head of product development and innovation
Health Affairs, The Work/Health Relationship Recap

Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal addressing health, health policy and health care - including cost, quality and access. Since the early 1980s, health research published in the journal has been used to shape policy nationally. To my…

February 17, 2017 by Kimberly George, Global head of product development and innovation
February 02, 2017
In the weeds on marijuana and workers’ compensation

It’s a topic that gets much buzz – how will the cloud of legislation surrounding recreational and medical marijuana use impact businesses, specifically when it comes to compensability for workers’ compensation? I am sure you have all caught up on n…

February 02, 2017
January 27, 2017
Todd J. Squiers, Director, Client Development
Now trending: Paid parental leave

Brian Gifford, PhD, Director of Research for IBI, discusses paid parental leave trends. On January 18, I attended the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) Paid Parental Leave and LOA Regional Event in San Jose, California. The topic of the day was th…

January 27, 2017 by Todd J. Squiers, Director, Client Development
April 07, 2016
Dave North
executive chairman
Caring counts #RIMS2016

Spring is a time of promise, inspiration and excitement and part of that annual anticipation is attending two of my favorite events – Sedgwick’s annual Most Valued Performer (MVP) awards and the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conference…

April 07, 2016 by Dave North, executive chairman
November 23, 2015
Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
Behavioral health prevention vs. intervention in dealing with addiction

The idea of identifying and addressing risk factors for addiction as a means of prevention is not groundbreaking; this concept has existed since at least the 1970s. Unfortunately, there has not been much application of this concept to workers’ comp…

November 23, 2015 by Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
October 05, 2015
Marwan Shiblaq, managing director, disability operations
Colleague engagement is essential for a smooth acquisition

It’s no secret that acquisitions have been part of Sedgwick’s growth strategy in recent years. I joined Sedgwick through the acquisition of my previous employer in 2011 and was on the task force dedicated to integrating the two companies. When one…

October 05, 2015 by Marwan Shiblaq, managing director, disability operations
September 15, 2015
Max Koonce, SVP Client Services
4 key risk management strategies to help improve results for employers

During my career, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to spend several years with Walmart. They allowed me to grow, learn and develop. Working as senior director of risk management for the largest private-sector employer in the U.S. presen…

September 15, 2015 by Max Koonce, SVP Client Services
August 16, 2015
Kimberly George
Global head of product development and innovation
Telehealth: A new era has arrived

I am very excited about our Center for Excellence session, “Evolving Healthcare Models and Workers’ Compensation Opportunities" on August 26th at the Workers’ Compensation and Education Conference. We have a great panel that will share how digital …

August 16, 2015 by Kimberly George, Global head of product development and innovation
August 13, 2015
Jay Ayala, Managing Director
Diversity and inclusion in action

At Sedgwick, we see the value of diversity and inclusion every day in many of our common business practices. Putting these concepts into action enhances our customer service capabilities, expands our business strategies, attracts a wider pool of qu…

August 13, 2015 by Jay Ayala, Managing Director
July 30, 2015
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Why are doctors resistant to change?

I am looking forward to the 2015 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando. I will be moderating The Center for Excellence – The Study of Medical Cost Drivers in Workers’ Compensation panel titled, “Managing prescription drugs and power…

July 30, 2015 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
August 07, 2014
Sharon Andrus, Director National Technical Compliance
Has the Department of Labor knocked on your door yet?

You need to be prepared when they do! Because we are the leave administrator for many large employers, since the first of the year, Sedgwick has received an increased number of requests to assist our clients with Department of Labor (DOL) inquires …

August 07, 2014 by Sharon Andrus, Director National Technical Compliance
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