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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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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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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 06, 2022
Dan Ogale
AVP, workers’ compensation, Canada
Navigating the workers’ compensation landscape in Canada

Sedgwick is best known in Canada for property loss adjusting and related services, but did you know that we’re also one of the leading Canadian third party administrators (TPAs) in the workers’ compensation (WC) arena? Many of the inquiries we get ab…

April 06, 2022 by Dan Ogale, AVP, workers’ compensation, Canada
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December 13, 2019
Does utilization review really increase litigation rates?

Utilization review (UR) is an effective and proven approach that ensures injured workers receive timely and appropriate medical treatment for their work-related injuries. With UR, nurses review medical requests, comparing them to evidence-based guide…

December 13, 2019
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October 11, 2019
Kimberly George
global head, innovation and product development
Comp Laude 2019: Recovery, independence and giving back

WorkCompCentral’s 2019 Comp Laude awards and gala brought workers’ compensation stakeholders together to share, educate and celebrate those who are dedicated to improving outcomes — and the industry as a whole.  As the 2017 recipient of t…

October 11, 2019 by Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development
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July 11, 2019
Beth Burry-Jackson
SVP, managed care operations
Five important elements of a strong return-to-work program

When an employee gets injured on the job, helping them return to work as quickly and safely as possible is the top priority. The longer they stay off work, claim costs rise and productivity is impacted. Studies show that the longer an injured employe…

July 11, 2019 by Beth Burry-Jackson, SVP, managed care operations
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November 15, 2018
Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
Peer Dialogues: Establishing effective settlement authority strategies

That magic moment . . . no, we aren’t launching a new dating site. What we’re talking about is that specific point in time when a claim could and should have been settled and for some reason, often one beyond the control of the examiner, it wasn’t. …

November 15, 2018 by Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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May 02, 2018
Mark Debus
clinical behavioral health specialist
The value of work: A case study

In a recent case, I helped an injured employee overcome anxiety and return to work.  It turned out that going back to work was its own kind of cure.  Ryan was off work due to a lower back injury.  His claims examiner contacted me becau…

May 02, 2018 by Mark Debus, clinical behavioral health specialist
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October 25, 2017
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
The pharmacist and the claim

Fostering awareness in the complex world of prescription drugs It is vital for a claims administrator to have pharmacists on staff because the current reality in workers’ compensation injury care is that prescription drug activity is a dangerous and…

October 25, 2017 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy
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