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July 19, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
CBD and cannabis: With opportunity comes risk

An exclusive life sciences webinar hosted recently by Sedgwick’s brand protection experts offered insight into the latest product safety challenges facing medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, including an insightful discussion …

July 19, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
April 13, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK’s medicines regulator resumes onsite inspections

The global pandemic saw the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) suspend its inspection program in January 2021. This decision was taken in line with government restrictions related to social distancing and travel. However,…

April 13, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
April 07, 2017
Congressional resolution limits timeframe for OSHA citations

In our Insights for 2017 forecast released earlier this year, one area in which we anticipated significant changes affecting employers was the regulatory arena. That prediction came true this week with the approval of a congressional resolution lim…

April 07, 2017
March 01, 2017
Mike Merlino
SVP Medicare Compliance
It is happening: LMSAs (and NFMSAs) are almost here

For the past several years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been providing the industry with vague hints about liability Medicare set-aside arrangements (LMSAs). The absence of clarity left the liability community unable to…

March 01, 2017 by Mike Merlino, SVP Medicare Compliance
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
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
January 07, 2015
New Year brings new changes to OSHA

New OSHA reporting requirements in effect Jan. 1, 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor announced revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recordkeeping rule, including an expansion of the list of severe work-related injuries tha…

January 07, 2015
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
December 05, 2013
The Oklahoma winds of change

Oklahoma passed a workers' compensation reform bill on April 30, 2013 – Senate Bill 1062 overhauls the entire Oklahoma workers' compensation system. The bill consists of three different parts: 1.  The Administrative Workers' Compensation Act …

December 05, 2013
August 19, 2013
Dave North
executive chairman
Further the conversation: Key issues facing our industry

Earlier today, I addressed the attendees of the 68th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference and the 25th Annual Safety and Health Conference. I challenged each individual to continue the conversation for industry advancement and shared…

August 19, 2013 by Dave North, executive chairman
July 29, 2013
The next level: Change ahead

As I write this, Governor Christie has just vetoed a proposed change to the New Jersey workers' compensation statute that would have guaranteed benefits to a particular interest group and liberalized the law further in his state. I make no judgment a…

July 29, 2013
June 13, 2013
Boomer sooner: Alternate coverage provisions come to Oklahoma

The country generally views California as the state where change in fashion or law happens first. Not so with the new Oklahoma workers' compensation alternate coverage law. Sedgwick released a white paper on June 4th highlighting the legislation, aut…

June 13, 2013
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