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October 14, 2021
Andrew Berg
AVP, Operations
Mental health-related absence: Trends and predictions

Employee mental health is becoming a greater focus among business leaders as it can significantly impact organizational productivity and performance. Production demands, financial worries and chronic pain — not to mention the uncertainty around…

October 14, 2021 by Andrew Berg, AVP, Operations
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August 23, 2021
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
Clinicians: Look carefully at opioid tapering data and guidelines

While the COVID-19 pandemic forced its way into every aspect of our lives for the past 18 months, it is not the only major ongoing health crisis. The opioid epidemic is still a real threat to our population despite being somewhat overshadowed in the …

August 23, 2021 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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April 29, 2021
Paul Peak, vice president clinical pharmacy and Reema Hammoud, assistant vice president, clinical pharmacy
The drugs that keep us up at night

How well are you sleeping at night? It's not uncommon to have difficulty falling or staying asleep, but certain medications and substances may either help or inhibit proper rest. From a pharmacist’s perspective, it’s essential to address the root cau…

April 29, 2021 by Paul Peak, vice president clinical pharmacy and Reema Hammoud, assistant vice president, clinical pharmacy
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April 22, 2021
Kim Krauss
managing director, global marketing and communications
Wellness Zenter: Healthy and thriving

Sedgwick is pleased to partner with Chef Paul Kahan and the Chicago Restaurant Workers Relief Fund as part of efforts to help our clients, colleagues and communities thrive in 2021. Chicago holds a special place in our hearts this year, as it would…

April 22, 2021 by Kim Krauss, managing director, global marketing and communications
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April 20, 2021
Amanda Combs
Embracing epidemiology in post-market surveillance

Women’s health products are facing increased regulatory scrutiny and epidemiology is the driving force behind pre-market and post-market surveillance. This evolution is driven by the premise that people of different biological sexes have unique respo…

April 20, 2021 by Amanda Combs
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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 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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May 07, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
Virtual Wellness ZENter: Medical marijuana, hazy health and cloudy compliance

Has it ever been more important to be mindful, stay present and set a clear path for health and wellness than it is right now? For this year’s RIMS 2020 conference, Sedgwick had planned to invite attendees to join us in the annual Wellness ZENter, a …

May 07, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
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March 23, 2018
Jonathan Mast
Social Media Director, Sedgwick
Spencer/Sedgwick 5K Fun Run 2018

In less than a month, many of us will gather in San Antonio for RIMS 2018. While a lot of business activity happens during the conference, a lot of good happens in support of our industry, as well. One of the best examples is the Spencer/Sedgwick 5K …

March 23, 2018 by Jonathan Mast, Social Media Director, Sedgwick
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April 25, 2017
Dave North
executive chairman
Wellness ZENter recap, April 24

Employee health took center stage during Monday’s Wellness ZENter presentations at RIMS. Dave North, President and CEO at Sedgwick, kicked off the day with a corporate wellness discussion with Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President of Global Benefits a…

April 25, 2017 by Dave North, executive chairman
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April 20, 2017
Dave North
executive chairman
RIMS 2017: Welcome to the Wellness ZENter

I have been coming to RIMS for over 20 years and it never grows old. I remain as excited this year as I did the first time I attended. Again I can say rapid changes are happening in our industry, especially in the area of technology. At Sedgwick…

April 20, 2017 by Dave North, executive chairman
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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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November 11, 2015
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Retail clinics at big-box stores: Risks and strategies for mitigation

The “one stop shop” of convenience care offered by walk-in retail medical clinics has become popular with consumers and health insurers alike. This new model of care has been embraced by discount superstores like Walmart and Target, also known as big…

November 11, 2015 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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April 26, 2015
Kimberly George
Global head of product development and innovation
Creating a culture of health

Communities and companies alike are on a mission to create a culture of health. Obesity, chronic disease and diabetes management have long been a wellness focus for employers. 25 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and its inten…

April 26, 2015 by Kimberly George, Global head of product development and innovation
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