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November 21, 2022
Dr. Paul Peak
vice president, clinical pharmacy
The dopamine detox trend: reconnecting by disconnecting

Every 10 to 12 minutes. That’s how often we, on average, reach out to grab our smartphones each day. Whether we do so consciously or subconsciously, it equates to between 80 and 110 daily touches of our devices. Smartphones have transformed the way w…

November 21, 2022 by Dr. Paul Peak, vice president, clinical pharmacy
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November 10, 2022
Rosemarie McMorris-Alexander, claims operations manager
Finding balance for employees and improving productivity

The pandemic encouraged many workers to reconsider their priorities and attitudes toward their professional and personal lives. As a result, employers were given a unique opportunity to gain insights about how to support their employees. Across indus…

November 10, 2022 by Rosemarie McMorris-Alexander, claims operations manager
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October 10, 2022
Rebecca Sherman
clinical behavioral health specialist
Mental wellness: awareness to action

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, a time designated for education around mental health issues and mobilizing efforts to support people around the globe. This topic is important to me not only because I’m a licensed clinical social worker and claims…

October 10, 2022 by Rebecca Sherman, clinical behavioral health specialist
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July 28, 2022
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
The impact of sleep on employee safety and effectiveness

Did you know that approximately one third of Americans experience a sleep disorder at some point in their lives? It’s essential to address the root cause and determine the best course of action — for your health, safety and productivity. In thi…

July 28, 2022 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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July 18, 2022
Katey Bey, global head of total rewards and David Reed, global head of talent acquisition
Rethinking benefits as part of a broader recruitment and retention strategy

Fluctuation in the workforce has prompted employers to invest more resources, think creatively, and refocus on collaboration, communication and support for the needs of employee populations. Pay is still the key differentiator and primary focus for c…

July 18, 2022 by Katey Bey, global head of total rewards and David Reed, global head of talent acquisition
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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 27, 2022
Beth Burry-Jackson
SVP, managed care operations
Improving outcomes: PTSD in the workplace

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) claims can be particularly tricky due to the shifting nature of the diagnosis. Greater awareness around mental health is helpful, but there are several factors that greatly impact a patient’s outcome. The challen…

June 27, 2022 by Beth Burry-Jackson, SVP, managed care operations
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May 17, 2022
Dr. Teresa Bartlett managing director, senior medical officer and Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW manager, behavioral health services
Addressing mental health concerns

Many of those who became accustomed to remote arrangements during the pandemic fear they will lose their work-life balance upon returning to the office. Meanwhile, others feel they will gain social engagement and a sense of connectedness. For employe…

May 17, 2022 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett managing director, senior medical officer and Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW manager, behavioral health services
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May 06, 2022
Beth Burry-Jackson
SVP, managed care operations
Making a difference: a celebration of nurses

An interview with Beth Burry, SVP, managed care operations In celebration of May being Nurses Month, we (virtually) sat down with Beth Burry to learn more about the important roles nurses play at Sedgwick. Tell us about your position. As senior …

May 06, 2022 by Beth Burry-Jackson, SVP, managed care operations
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April 11, 2022
Kimberly George
global head, innovation and product development
Wellness ZENter: Improve your view on health, wellness and productivity

Ahead of the annual RIMS Conference and Exhibition — and throughout the year — we all invest considerable time, effort and resources to find solutions and ideas to improve the well-being of our organizations and the people who support us.…

April 11, 2022 by Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development
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March 31, 2022
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer and Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development
Mental wellness key to workforce and public health

In the U.S., April 4-10 marks National Public Health Week, which aims to educate policymakers, practitioners and the public about topics that are important to improving the health of our nation. Among the issues to be highlighted this year is menta…

March 31, 2022 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer and Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development
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March 03, 2022
The twilight zone: occupational health and safety during COVID-19

Do you remember “The Twilight Zone” that aired on TV in the early 1960s? Its famous theme music instantly drew viewers into the world of the surreal. At the beginning of each episode, Rod Serling spoke of moving into another dimension of sight, sound…

March 03, 2022
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July 15, 2021
Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW
manager, behavioral health services
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, manager, behavioral health services
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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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June 04, 2021
Mark Buckingham
The hidden danger in common crops

You can’t see, taste or smell them but aflatoxins can be present in everyday dried staples. And with COVID-19 and global warming impacting crop production and storage, they are on the rise. During the month of April 2021, there were 22 RASFF (Rapid…

June 04, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
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