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September 09, 2021
Max Koonce
Chief claims officer
Vaccine implications in workers’ compensation

As the battle against COVID-19 rages on, vaccinations have become a front-line conversation. The workers’ compensation implications must be addressed, as there aren’t yet any specific laws or court decisions that can guide COVID-19 vaccine-related si…

September 09, 2021 by Max Koonce, Chief claims officer
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September 02, 2021
Rich Wirth
Senior vice president specialty operations
Returning to on-site loss control at the workplace

Prior to COVID-19, risk and underwriting assessments, consultative and specialty services, and safety trainings were primarily completed on-site. But when many businesses shut down in April and May of 2020, physical loss control services saw a dramat…

September 02, 2021 by Rich Wirth, Senior vice president specialty operations
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July 29, 2021
Beth Burry-Jackson, MA, CRC, ARM, SVP, case management, clinically integrated programs and Kimberly Culver, MSN, RN, RDMS, RT(R), director of clinical pharmacy
Long-haul cases demand attention – and now ADA coverage

The mention of long-haul COVID-19 cases and their impact on the workplace has surged to the top of many discussions — even at the highest levels of government; as of this week, long COVID is now a recognized, protected condition under the Ameri…

July 29, 2021 by Beth Burry-Jackson, MA, CRC, ARM, SVP, case management, clinically integrated programs and Kimberly Culver, MSN, RN, RDMS, RT(R), director of clinical pharmacy
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May 24, 2021
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
COVID-19 long-haul claims and our clinical approach

With the advent of vaccines, we now have more hope in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is still clinical data to digest and trends to keep a close eye on. One of them being long-haul cases. Most people infected by COVID-19 experience little…

May 24, 2021 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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April 27, 2021
Luke Evans
business development manager
Electric vehicle sales on the rise but concerns persist

At the end of this year, leaders from around the world will gather in Glasgow, Scotland for vital talks on climate change and what can be done to tackle this pressing concern. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) — which wa…

April 27, 2021 by Luke Evans, business development manager
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April 26, 2021
Bryon Bass, SVP workforce absence and Max Koonce, chief claims officer
Claims and COVID-19: The trends you should know about

As we all reflect on the events that transpired in 2020, now is the time to lean on the lessons learned so we can move forward together. To shed light on the size and scope of claims activity related to the pandemic — from both an occupational …

April 26, 2021 by Bryon Bass, SVP workforce absence and Max Koonce, chief claims officer
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April 20, 2021
Michael P. Lorms, Senior Manager Risk Management, Sedgwick and Joseph Whitlock, Ph.D., CSP, CHMM, CRMA, CIH, Certified Industrial Hygienist, EFI Global, Inc.
Staying ahead of safety trends, protocols and preparation

The COVID-19 global pandemic impacted businesses on a wide-scale basis and its effects are still visible today. While some companies were quick to pivot at the onset, others took more time to formulate a response. Essential businesses kept their door…

April 20, 2021 by Michael P. Lorms, Senior Manager Risk Management, Sedgwick and Joseph Whitlock, Ph.D., CSP, CHMM, CRMA, CIH, Certified Industrial Hygienist, EFI Global, Inc.
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April 01, 2021
Tracey Davanport, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCP, Vice President, Clinical Operations and Beth Burry, Senior Vice President, Case Management, Clinically Integrated Programs
Behind the scenes with our nurse case managers during the pandemic

Many people are familiar with the role nurse case managers play in the return to work process. They review an injured employee’s medical records, coordinate and expedite medical treatment and procedures, locate the best medical care and physicians to…

April 01, 2021 by Tracey Davanport, BSN, RN, CCM, CLCP, Vice President, Clinical Operations and Beth Burry, Senior Vice President, Case Management, Clinically Integrated Programs
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March 26, 2021
Joe Whitlock
Senior Industrial Hygienist Advisor, EFI Global
Using theatrical fogging technology in the battle against COVID-19

What is the common link between rock concerts, theft deterrent devices and SARS-CoV-2 indoor air treatment? Interestingly enough, it’s the technology. Here’s how it works Theatrical fogging technology works when liquid glycol is passed over a h…

March 26, 2021 by Joe Whitlock, Senior Industrial Hygienist Advisor, EFI Global
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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 19, 2021
Max Koonce
Chief claims officer
COVID-19 vaccinations and workers’ compensation

Today’s COVID-19 environment continues to present unique questions within the workers’ compensation industry. Initially, questions focused on compensability of what some qualify as an “ordinary disease of life.” Many states enacted presumption laws o…

February 19, 2021 by Max Koonce, Chief claims officer
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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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February 05, 2021
Leon Briggs
Head of forensic advisory services, New Zealand
Flogging a dead hotel

What’s next for insurers following the recent UK Supreme Court ruling? Earlier this year, the UK Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated decision on insurers’ obligations under policies providing non-physical damage business interruption co…

February 05, 2021 by Leon Briggs, Head of forensic advisory services, New Zealand
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January 08, 2021
Bryon Bass
SVP Workforce Absence
Out-thinking COVID-19: Mental health strategies

Whether or not we have tested positive, we have all been impacted by COVID-19. Who hasn’t stared at the ceiling late at night and wondered: How will my body react if I contract COVID-19? How can I prevent the spread of the virus to my family if I am …

January 08, 2021 by Bryon Bass, SVP Workforce Absence
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December 31, 2020
Global perspective on pharma and medical device recalls during the COVID-19 crisis

The global response to the coronavirus crisis put a bright spotlight on the complexity of global supply chains. But not only in the traditional, “behind-the-scenes” way we think about companies sourcing inputs, component parts and ingredients. It als…

December 31, 2020
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