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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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July 08, 2021
Michelle Hay
Global chief people officer
The workplace of the future

The widespread work-at-home transition ushered in by the COVID era has shined the spotlight on big-picture questions about how and where we work. What is the role of the office in the future state of the “new normal”? In my view, there is no one-si…

July 08, 2021 by Michelle Hay, Global chief people officer
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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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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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February 20, 2020
Tom Kline
Senior Manager Risk Control Pooling
Practicing mindfulness to enhance your resiliency

My personal interest in mindfulness started on August 11, 2017 when my wife was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer in the bones. Stress on the entire family from the 18-month process of preparation for a stem cell transplant, the actual stem cell …

February 20, 2020 by Tom Kline, Senior Manager Risk Control Pooling
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May 27, 2016
How could current and future technology shape workers’ compensation?

New technology is reshaping the world in which we live. It takes the form of self-driving cars, virtual reality and 3-dimensional (3D) printers. Once thought to be cold and impersonal, technology is redefining our expectations and ho…

May 27, 2016
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April 11, 2016
Kimberly George
Global head of product development and innovation
Why mental health, why RIMS 2016?

Today I have the fortunate opportunity to present at RIMS 2016 with Scott Daniels, Director of Disability, Comcast on the topic of Achieving balance: Managing mental health and stress-related issues in the workplace. Mental illness is a leading cause…

April 11, 2016 by Kimberly George, Global head of product development and innovation
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July 23, 2014
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
Employee stress and mental health issues – what are employers’ obligations?

Stress in the workplace is a public health issue that the World Health Organization called the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” According to the 2013 Stress in the Workplace national survey by the American Psychological Association, 65% of U.S…

July 23, 2014 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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July 01, 2014
Jonathan Mast, Director of Social Media
Does the 2014 FIFA World Cup contribute to lost productivity at work?

In just a few hours the United States men's national soccer team will take on Belgium in the knockout round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. With this global sporting event combined with a short work week (with the July 4th holiday falling on Friday) fo…

July 01, 2014 by Jonathan Mast, Director of Social Media
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May 29, 2014
Employee stress and mental health issues – what are they costing your business?

$317.5 billion – it’s a figure that gets employers to sit up and take notice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is the total for direct and indirect costs of treating mental health disorders annually. Numbers l…

May 29, 2014
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January 30, 2014
Measuring and analyzing the “biggest” cost of risk

I was recently asked to consider whether and how effective workers' compensation reporting really was and whether or not anyone had a truly helpful and effective view into true WC cost of risk (COR) and its related trends. In fact, having spent muc…

January 30, 2014
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January 10, 2014
Dave North
executive chairman
Foresight for '14

Recently I was featured on WorkCompWire.com in a Leaders Speak article discussing the top trends to watch in 2014. To begin the dialogue on these important topics, my colleagues and I created "Foresight for '14," which covers seven s…

January 10, 2014 by Dave North, executive chairman
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