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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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March 19, 2021
Dan Ogale
Assistant Vice President Workers’ Compensation
Virtual race across Canada

The dark winter months can be challenging under the best of circumstances. Factor in the lockdowns as a result of the pandemic and it quickly became more difficult for many to maintain a positive outlook. As we reflect on the one year anniversary of …

March 19, 2021 by Dan Ogale, Assistant Vice President Workers’ Compensation
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February 25, 2021
Adam Morell
Director, National Technical Compliance, ADA Accommodations, Sedgwick
The cognitive effects of COVID-19

A little over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the overriding consensus is that this is far from over. As of February 25, 2021, more than 28 million people have been infected in the U.S. alone. And, while the vaccination rollout has accelerated i…

February 25, 2021 by Adam Morell, Director, National Technical Compliance, ADA Accommodations, Sedgwick
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February 24, 2021
Claira Kapraun
Corporate Citizenship Administrator
Defining and living a meaningful corporate citizenship strategy

When it comes to corporate citizenship, leaders around the country and across the globe are asking what it means and how will it impact their business. They want to know if the concept of corporate citizenship is simply another trending buzzword or i…

February 24, 2021 by Claira Kapraun, Corporate Citizenship Administrator
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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 15, 2021
Bob Peterson
President
Drive to thrive in 2021

Sedgwick’s industry experts and thought leaders are committed to keeping our clients informed on emerging trends and industry news. We’re excited to introduce “Drive to thrive in 2021” which highlights the topics and trends that employers, risk manag…

January 15, 2021 by Bob Peterson, President
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November 18, 2020
Donny Phillips, Business Development Manager and Heather Vogus, VP, Operations
Unemployment taxes, fraudulent claims and identity theft

As we approach unemployment tax season, the uncertainties around COVID-19 will only increase. How will the pandemic impact 2021 unemployment taxes? What about the years that follow? And in addressing unemployment, how can employers avoid fraud and id…

November 18, 2020 by Donny Phillips, Business Development Manager and Heather Vogus, VP, Operations
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August 28, 2020
Don Lipsy
AVP, National Technical Compliance, Managed Care Practice
Workers’ compensation health disparities in a post-COVID-19 environment

The inarguable fact of COVID-19 is that the coronavirus itself has been an indiscriminate and equal-opportunity tragedy on a global scale. Women and men, young and old, across the world and right next door, COVID-19 has impacted the way in which we l…

August 28, 2020 by Don Lipsy, AVP, National Technical Compliance, Managed Care Practice
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August 06, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Workforce Absence
Furlough FAQs

Among the many issues employers are facing in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 is the possibility of furloughs, temporary location closings and short-term layoffs. Not only are these actions devastating and challenging for individuals and teams, th…

August 06, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Workforce Absence
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June 12, 2020
Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations; Beth Burry-Jackson, Vice President, Clinical Operations Vocational/Return to Work & Behavioral Health; Kimberly Wickert, Director, Vocational & Return to Work Services
Return to work strategies during the pandemic

Return to work is important at any time, but during the COVID-19 pandemic it is taking on a new dimension – what should be included in a return to work plan as we return to work? These unique circumstances have taught us all to rethink how we care fo…

June 12, 2020 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations; Beth Burry-Jackson, Vice President, Clinical Operations Vocational/Return to Work & Behavioral Health; Kimberly Wickert, Director, Vocational & Return to Work Services
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April 17, 2020
Lisa Orr
CPE, Sr. Human Factors Consultant
Working from home safely and effectively

So you’ve been sent home to work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the setup you quickly put together those few weeks ago now has you concerned about longer-term comfort, safety and productivity — especially as we look ahead toward…

April 17, 2020 by Lisa Orr, CPE, Sr. Human Factors Consultant
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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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March 06, 2020
Doug Dell
Vice President & Director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
Creating impactful training programs to improve employee and client experiences

Much has been said about constructing training programs that enhance business performance, but the impact of training on the colleague deserves just as much attention. At a time when employee churn is at an all-time high, particularly in the insuranc…

March 06, 2020 by Doug Dell, Vice President & Director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
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