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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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September 19, 2022
Diana Shick
director, nurse consulting
Nurse consultants bring great value to liability claims

Many in our industry are familiar with the case management role of nurses in the workers’ compensation arena, where they support injured and ill employees and oversee the treatment and recovery process. But, did you know that nurses can also play a c…

September 19, 2022 by Diana Shick, director, nurse consulting
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September 12, 2022
David Kessler, D.C., M.H.A. CHCQM, SVP and medical director, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio (MCO)
Chiropractic care in workers’ compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) recently published the findings of its study on the use of chiropractic care to treat injured workers in the United States suffering from lower back pain. As a chiropractor by training and a longti…

September 12, 2022 by David Kessler, D.C., M.H.A. CHCQM, SVP and medical director, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio (MCO)
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September 07, 2022
Tracey Davanport, VP, clinical operations and Melissa Shannon, senior clinical team lead
Empowering injured workers: the role of a surgery nurse

Getting ready for the workday. Going on a walk with family. Grocery shopping. Working out with a friend. These scenes are what many of us typically associate with a normal routine. But for injured workers, life is quickly turned upside down. Navigati…

September 07, 2022 by Tracey Davanport, VP, clinical operations and Melissa Shannon, senior clinical team lead
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September 06, 2022
Max Koonce
chief claims officer
Considerations for the future of workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation’s original premise, the “Grand Bargain”, has remained consistent since its inception in the early 20th century. There have been exceptions and variations to the definition of disease and injury coverage, types of benefits and to…

September 06, 2022 by Max Koonce, chief claims officer
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August 30, 2022
Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
The rise of e-scooters and electric vehicles: What does it mean for the claims industry?

As transportation technology progresses, issues of safety, fraud and liability will need continuous monitoring to match the changing landscape. Electric scooters (or e-scooters) are now a familiar sight on UK streets but are new enough that safety an…

August 30, 2022 by Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
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August 25, 2022
Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
Economic turmoil fuels the rising cost of auto claims

For more than two years, news of global economic fluctuation — driven by the fallout of COVID-19 and a variety of climatic, geopolitical and other factors — has dominated financial headlines. The automotive industry is, of course, not imm…

August 25, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
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August 21, 2022
David Stills
senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
Embrace, elevate and expand your view at WCI 2022

All eyes on workers’ compensation… and a look at what’s next Workers’ compensation is comprised of multiple state systems, each with their own unique set of rules and regulations that are in constant flux. The definition of compensability is…

August 21, 2022 by David Stills, senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
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August 18, 2022
Max Koonce
chief claims officer
Kick off to WCI 2022

The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) will celebrate the 76th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and the 33rd Safety & Health Conference in Orlando, Florida August 21-24. An array of stakeholders representing all facets of the in…

August 18, 2022 by Max Koonce, chief claims officer
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August 11, 2022
David Reed, global head of talent acquisition and Heather Lawley, global head of DEI & ESG
How to grow with the changing workforce

The labor force is constantly evolving, but the past several years have brought new and unexpected shifts in economic uncertainty, labor force dynamics and new modes of working. It isn’t growing, just a different mix. As the workforce continues to ch…

August 11, 2022 by David Reed, global head of talent acquisition and Heather Lawley, global head of DEI & ESG
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August 10, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Paving the way for improved recovery and return-to-work outcomes

When an employee is unable to work due to an illness or injury, early communication is key to improving recovery and return-to-work outcomes. In fact, research in Australia suggests that when contact is made with an injured worker within the first th…

August 10, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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July 14, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Embracing new dimensions of return to work

Grabbing breakfast on-the-go, rushing to catch public transportation, or getting stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in order to work the traditional 9-to-5 is no longer the standard for many in the workforce in Australia and around the world. Remote, …

July 14, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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July 12, 2022
Andrew Buchanan
head of construction liability, Australia
Takeaways from recent judgment under New South Wales’ DBP Act

The Supreme Court of New South Wales recently delivered an important decision on the duty of care owed by building practitioners under the highly publicised Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act, which took effect on 11 June 2020. Both the act …

July 12, 2022 by Andrew Buchanan, head of construction liability, Australia
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July 06, 2022
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer and Andy Kovacs, manager of risk services
Coping with the summer heat wave and keeping workers safe

With summer underway in the Northern Hemisphere, and above-normal temperatures expected in many areas, the heat is on many of our minds. In this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer and Andy Kovacs, manager of risk se…

July 06, 2022 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer and Andy Kovacs, manager of risk services
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June 08, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Global insights: adopting an advocacy approach to workers’ compensation

Regardless of geographic location, when an injured worker is unfamiliar with the workers’ compensation journey it can be daunting to navigate on their own. It may lead to frustration, fear, disengagement, and further harm to their mental health. Ther…

June 08, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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