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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
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
April 14, 2022
Lisa Orr
senior human factors consultant
Ergonomics at work: creating a safer environment at home and in the office

The rapid shift to work-from-home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many remote work setups were quickly put together without long-term considerations in mind. Given that two years have passed since the start of the pandemic, now i…

April 14, 2022 by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant
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
March 08, 2022
Adam Morell, JD
assistant vice president, product compliance
Work from home, vaccine and litigation trends in 2022

The crystal ball for the remainder of 2022 shows us that trends around work from home, vaccine mandates and litigation are sure to evolve. How can employers prepare? Work from home: A game changer for employees with a disability Before the pa…

March 08, 2022 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance
March 03, 2022
Malcolm Dodge
VP risk services
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 by Malcolm Dodge, VP risk services
January 17, 2022
Max Koonce, Chief claims officer and Bryon Bass, SVP workforce absence
Vaccine mandate ruling points employers back to state and local guidance

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration from implementing and enforcing a vaccine mandate on large businesses (defined as those with 100 or more employees). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), w…

January 17, 2022 by Max Koonce, Chief claims officer and Bryon Bass, SVP workforce absence
June 12, 2020
Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations; Beth Burry-Jackson, Vice President, Clinical Operations Vocational/Return to Work & Behavioral Health; Kimberly Wickert, Director, Vocational & Return to Work Services
Return to work strategies during the pandemic

Return to work is important at any time, but during the COVID-19 pandemic it is taking on a new dimension – what should be included in a return to work plan as we return to work? These unique circumstances have taught us all to rethink how we care fo…

June 12, 2020 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations; Beth Burry-Jackson, Vice President, Clinical Operations Vocational/Return to Work & Behavioral Health; Kimberly Wickert, Director, Vocational & Return to Work Services
May 07, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
Virtual Wellness ZENter: Medical marijuana, hazy health and cloudy compliance

Has it ever been more important to be mindful, stay present and set a clear path for health and wellness than it is right now? For this year’s RIMS 2020 conference, Sedgwick had planned to invite attendees to join us in the annual Wellness ZENter, a …

May 07, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
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
November 06, 2019
Bijan Bijarchi
ARM, SVP Managed Care, Client Services
Centers of excellence: How top-rated medical centers are changing claims outcomes

The claims industry depends on risk managers and claims administrators to help improve outcomes for injured workers. And as the industry continues to evolve, claims professionals are discovering new ways to approach treatment and care. Collaborating…

November 06, 2019 by Bijan Bijarchi, ARM, SVP Managed Care, Client Services
November 01, 2019
Kimberly George
global head, innovation and product development
Behind the scenes at IAIABC

Last week, the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) held its 105th convention in Pittsburgh. The IAIABC is an association of workers’ compensation jurisdictional regulatory agencies and industry stakeholder…

November 01, 2019 by Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development
September 27, 2019
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
First responder legislation trend continues

The introduction and passage of legislation across the country impacting benefits for first responders continues to be a trend in 2019. These bills primarily focus on cancer presumptions, mental health coverage, the expansion of covered first respond…

September 27, 2019 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
August 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Increasing awareness of the impact of PTSD in the workplace

(DMEC) - One of the most heartwarming commercials on air today features a veteran at an animal shelter surveying dogs available for adoption. While most of the dogs are playfully vying for attention, he notices one dog with soulful eyes, quietly rest…

August 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
January 04, 2019
Susan Burns
Assistant VP, Specialty Operations-PL
Opioid addiction in senior citizens: the painful truth

As we wrap up the holiday season, “Season’s Greetings” feels more like “Season’s Grievings” for some seniors. The holidays tend to bring back memories of good times, happier times when life was “good.” But sometimes what’s underlying a change in mood…

January 04, 2019 by Susan Burns, Assistant VP, Specialty Operations-PL