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November 22, 2022
Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development, and Malcolm Hughes, executive chairman, Ireland
Accident and health coverage: the right care when things go wrong

If we’ve learned anything from the past few years, it’s to expect the unexpected. Illness can strike at any moment. Accidents happen. Flights are delayed or canceled without warning. Luggage might not arrive at its intended destination. Supply chain …

November 22, 2022 by Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development, and Malcolm Hughes, executive chairman, Ireland
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November 21, 2022
Dr. Paul Peak
vice president, clinical pharmacy
The dopamine detox trend: reconnecting by disconnecting

Every 10 to 12 minutes. That’s how often we, on average, reach out to grab our smartphones each day. Whether we do so consciously or subconsciously, it equates to between 80 and 110 daily touches of our devices. Smartphones have transformed the way w…

November 21, 2022 by Dr. Paul Peak, vice president, clinical pharmacy
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November 15, 2022
Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant and Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant
Workplace safety: reducing injury risks for first-year employees

A core principle in risk services, one of the most effective ways to support employee safety and well-being and control workers’ compensation costs is to prevent on-the-job injuries from occurring in the first place. A population group that presents …

November 15, 2022 by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant and Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant
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November 10, 2022
Rosemarie McMorris-Alexander, claims operations manager
Finding balance for employees and improving productivity

The pandemic encouraged many workers to reconsider their priorities and attitudes toward their professional and personal lives. As a result, employers were given a unique opportunity to gain insights about how to support their employees. Across indus…

November 10, 2022 by Rosemarie McMorris-Alexander, claims operations manager
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November 03, 2022
Scotty Benton, VP, workers’ compensation practice; Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy; Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant; and Rich Wirth, SVP, risk services
Drug use in the workforce — and what employers can do about it

The statistics regarding drug use among the American workforce are alarming. An estimated one in 12 U.S. workers has a substance use disorder (SUD), and more than half of all adults diagnosed with an SUD are employed full-time. Many more members of t…

November 03, 2022 by Scotty Benton, VP, workers’ compensation practice; Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy; Laura Oslund, senior risk services consultant; and Rich Wirth, SVP, risk services
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October 27, 2022
Kimberly George - global head, innovation and product development and Shane O'Dea - head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
PIEF recap: the power of influence

Most personal injury and workers compensation schemes around the globe are focusing on the injured worker being at the center of everything they do. When we take a step back and look at the power of influence, we can improve claims outcomes and eleva…

October 27, 2022 by Kimberly George - global head, innovation and product development and Shane O'Dea - head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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October 27, 2022
Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance
Accommodating cognitive limitations in the workplace

We know from scientific studies and anecdotal evidence that “brain fog” is among the most common symptoms of long COVID. According to the Solve Long COVID Initiative, 58% of people with post-COVID symptoms lasting seven months or longer have experien…

October 27, 2022 by Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance
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October 24, 2022
David Reed
global head of talent acquisition
The future of the Great Resignation: weighing labor market trends as 2023 approaches

Is the “great” part of the Great Resignation over? This is one question that is top of mind for human resources (HR) executives as workers continue to hop job opportunities in search of something better. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reporte…

October 24, 2022 by David Reed, global head of talent acquisition
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October 20, 2022
Meredith Campbell
executive general adjuster
Public entities through the lens of a major weather catastrophe

Public entities (PEs) are in a unique position as policyholders with a vast saturation in relatively tight geographic markets. Recognizing the larger sociopolitical and financial impact of loss to PEs, even finite events can yield devastating effects…

October 20, 2022 by Meredith Campbell, executive general adjuster
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October 18, 2022
Matthew Cohen - senior vice president, client services and Michelle Hay - global chief people officer
Building organizational culture: putting people first

The past few years have been marked by unprecedented upheaval in the workforce. The pandemic and rising cost of living have led many to reexamine their personal priorities and career goals. Meanwhile, baby boomers transitioning into retirement are le…

October 18, 2022 by Matthew Cohen - senior vice president, client services and Michelle Hay - global chief people officer
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October 11, 2022
Kathy Tazic
managing director client services
Expand your view at National Comp 2022

Our industry will gather at National Comp in Las Vegas Oct. 19-21. We look forward to seeing our clients and partners throughout the conference and talking about some of the significant challenges and opportunities facing our industry. Here is a glim…

October 11, 2022 by Kathy Tazic, managing director client services
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October 10, 2022
Rebecca Sherman
clinical behavioral health specialist
Mental wellness: awareness to action

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, a time designated for education around mental health issues and mobilizing efforts to support people around the globe. This topic is important to me not only because I’m a licensed clinical social worker and claims…

October 10, 2022 by Rebecca Sherman, clinical behavioral health specialist
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October 05, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Expand your view at PIEF 2022

During the Personal Injury & Disability National Conference, an array of stakeholders across Australia will come together to discuss outcomes and industry best practices for the motor accident, workers compensation, disability and life insurance sect…

October 05, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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September 28, 2022
Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance, and Bridget Caswell, director, product compliance and statutory administration
No easy feat: administering leave benefits across state lines

There is no federal requirement for U.S. employers to provide paid leave benefits to their employees. While the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers leave with job protection to eligible employees for qualifying events, employers are not requir…

September 28, 2022 by Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance, and Bridget Caswell, director, product compliance and statutory administration
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September 20, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
All eyes on workers compensation — and a look at what’s next

As David Stills wrote in a previous blog, workers compensation is comprised of multiple state systems across the U.S., each with their own unique set of rules and regulations that are in constant flux. The environment is relatively similar in Austral…

September 20, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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