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October 28, 2022
Josephine Copeland - SVP product design and strategy, Dr. Teresa Bartlett - managing director and Jason Bliss - SVP business development
National Comp recap

Staffing demands are top of mind for employers around the world and across all industries. How do we support claims examiners as case load increases, especially during a time when attracting and retaining talent is so difficult? Many employers have e…

October 28, 2022 by Josephine Copeland - SVP product design and strategy, Dr. Teresa Bartlett - managing director and Jason Bliss - SVP business development
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October 27, 2022
Kimberly George - global head, innovation and product development and Shane O'Dea - head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
PIEF recap: the power of influence

Most personal injury and workers compensation schemes around the globe are focusing on the injured worker being at the center of everything they do. When we take a step back and look at the power of influence, we can improve claims outcomes and eleva…

October 27, 2022 by Kimberly George - global head, innovation and product development and Shane O'Dea - head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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October 05, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Expand your view at PIEF 2022

During the Personal Injury & Disability National Conference, an array of stakeholders across Australia will come together to discuss outcomes and industry best practices for the motor accident, workers compensation, disability and life insurance sect…

October 05, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
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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 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 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 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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January 03, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
managing director, senior medical officer
ICD-11 classifies burnout as an occupational condition

Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified workplace burnout in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), the manual physicians use to assign a diagnosis for treatment and medical billing. The update…

January 03, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, managing director, senior medical officer
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August 25, 2016
Dave North
executive chairman
One button

This week I spoke on a panel with other CEOs in our industry where we looked at the future of our business and projected where we could be in 10 years. I talked about how my daughter and I shared the common interest of watching every moment of the Ol…

August 25, 2016 by Dave North, executive chairman
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April 28, 2016
Workers’ Memorial Day

Today is Workers’ Memorial Day, an annual international observance to pay tribute to workers who have died or experienced exposures to hazards on the job. Thanks to the efforts of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and talent…

April 28, 2016
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February 26, 2016
Introducing the Sedgwick Institute

“We’ve got serious problems, and we need serious people.” This quote is from one of my favorite movies, The American President. Our industry has many opportunities; they are serious and complicated. We need serious people with serious resources to ad…

February 26, 2016
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April 13, 2015
Don’t wait for regulatory changes – manage prescription drug use today

The wheels are slowly turning across the nation as state workers’ compensation regulatory agencies and state legislators focus on how to best respond to the prescription drug abuse epidemic and gain more control. Implementing a closed formulary is …

April 13, 2015
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