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May 17, 2022
Dr. Teresa Bartlett managing director, senior medical officer and Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW manager, behavioral health services
Addressing mental health concerns

Many of those who became accustomed to remote arrangements during the pandemic fear they will lose their work-life balance upon returning to the office. Meanwhile, others feel they will gain social engagement and a sense of connectedness. For employe…

May 17, 2022 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett managing director, senior medical officer and Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW manager, behavioral health services
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April 19, 2022
Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW
manager, behavioral health services
Handling employees’ emotional fallout when returning to the office

Over the past two years, workers’ resilience has been repeatedly tested and challenged. As a result, many are stronger, more agile, and more adaptive than ever before. At the same time, many workers are drained and reeling from the toll of grief, los…

April 19, 2022 by Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, manager, behavioral health services
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April 14, 2022
Lisa Orr
senior human factors consultant
Ergonomics at work: creating a safer environment at home and in the office

The rapid shift to work-from-home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many remote work setups were quickly put together without long-term considerations in mind. Given that two years have passed since the start of the pandemic, now i…

April 14, 2022 by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant
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April 13, 2022
Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Max Koonce, chief claims officer
Long COVID cases in the workforce — and what employers should be doing about it

Long COVID is an umbrella term for cases in which people experience symptoms related to COVID-19 long after the standard expected recovery period. According to the World Health Organization definition, symptoms “generally have an impact on everyday f…

April 13, 2022 by Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Max Koonce, chief claims officer
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April 06, 2022
Dan Ogale
AVP, workers’ compensation, Canada
Navigating the workers’ compensation landscape in Canada

Sedgwick is best known in Canada for property loss adjusting and related services, but did you know that we’re also one of the leading Canadian third party administrators (TPAs) in the workers’ compensation (WC) arena? Many of the inquiries we get ab…

April 06, 2022 by Dan Ogale, AVP, workers’ compensation, Canada
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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
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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
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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
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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
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February 17, 2017
Kimberly George
global head, innovation and product development
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, innovation and product development
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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