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July 15, 2021
Mark Debus
MSW, LCSW, behavioral health team lead
Midway mark: Looking back and moving forward

Flipping the calendar to see July 2021 made the past eighteen months seem surreal. The lockdown during 2020 was difficult enough, but now more than halfway through 2021, many are finding it just as mentally challenging to re-enter the world — w…

July 15, 2021 by Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, behavioral health team lead
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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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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 08, 2021
Bryon Bass
SVP Workforce Absence
Out-thinking COVID-19: Mental health strategies

Whether or not we have tested positive, we have all been impacted by COVID-19. Who hasn’t stared at the ceiling late at night and wondered: How will my body react if I contract COVID-19? How can I prevent the spread of the virus to my family if I am …

January 08, 2021 by Bryon Bass, SVP Workforce Absence
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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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June 24, 2020
Andrea J. Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations, Sedgwick and Will Kimbrough, MD, MSPH, Senior Medical Director of Clinical Services, One Medical
Testing, tracking, talking: Additional strategies in the back to business toolkit

In Sedgwick’s recent blog, we discussed return to work strategies during the pandemic. Let’s keep the momentum going.  Business owners are asking many questions about how to bring employees back to the workplace in a way that is safe and p…

June 24, 2020 by Andrea J. Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations, Sedgwick and Will Kimbrough, MD, MSPH, Senior Medical Director of Clinical Services, One Medical
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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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January 03, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
ICD-11 classifies burnout as an occupational condition

Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified workplace burnout in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), the manual physicians use to assign a diagnosis for treatment and medical billing. The update…

January 03, 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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October 05, 2019
Rebecca Sherman, LMSW, ACSW - Behavioral Health Specialist
What is resiliency and why does it matter?

The concept of resiliency has captured the attention of mental health professionals around the globe. And for good reason. Resiliency is our emotional fitness, or ability to bounce back from, cope with and adapt to adversity. Think of that old saying…

October 05, 2019 by Rebecca Sherman, LMSW, ACSW - Behavioral Health Specialist
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September 27, 2019
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
First responder legislation trend continues

The introduction and passage of legislation across the country impacting benefits for first responders continues to be a trend in 2019. These bills primarily focus on cancer presumptions, mental health coverage, the expansion of covered first respond…

September 27, 2019 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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August 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Increasing awareness of the impact of PTSD in the workplace

(DMEC) - One of the most heartwarming commercials on air today features a veteran at an animal shelter surveying dogs available for adoption. While most of the dogs are playfully vying for attention, he notices one dog with soulful eyes, quietly rest…

August 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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May 16, 2019
Bryon Bass, SVP, Workforce Absence; Kimberly Webb, Director, National Technical Compliance – ADA Accommodation
Bazinga! Theoretical Big Bang scenarios put the spotlight on intermittent ADA

Determining a reasonable accommodation for an employee with medical needs while adhering to the laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be a complicated process for even the most intellectual among us. ADA rules include far more face…

May 16, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP, Workforce Absence; Kimberly Webb, Director, National Technical Compliance – ADA Accommodation
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September 14, 2017
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
A portrait of opioid use disorder

A portrait of opioid use disorder Read part one of Rachel's story here. Rachel was once a vibrant gardener, grandmother and worker. Regrettably, following an injury, she became one of a growing number of those suffering from opioid use disorder (…

September 14, 2017 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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August 31, 2017
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
Rachel’s story: A portrait of opioid use disorder

Rachel enjoyed gardening and canning vegetables. She enjoyed cooking, taking walks and spending time with her grandchildren. After she was injured at work, she was optimistic about making a speedy recovery. She was 53 years old and had always stayed …

August 31, 2017 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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