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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
October 31, 2021
Diego Ascani
Chief executive officer, Australia
Evolving workforce challenges in Australia: Local needs and global solutions

With its wide array of mountains, rain forests, beaches and deserts, Australia offers wide interest and appeal to those from around the world. The impact of the pandemic has changed our lives, work and the vacation destination on a scale never seen b…

October 31, 2021 by Diego Ascani, Chief executive officer, Australia
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
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.
April 13, 2021
Mark Buckingham
UK’s medicines regulator resumes onsite inspections

The global pandemic saw the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) suspend its inspection program in January 2021. This decision was taken in line with government restrictions related to social distancing and travel. However,…

April 13, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
April 09, 2021
Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW
manager, behavioral health services
7 simple ways to relieve stress

Feeling stressed? You are not alone. Whether you’re scrambling for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, paying for that unexpected car repair, or assisting your fifth grader with division, life can be stressful. And while it’s a normal part of life, t…

April 09, 2021 by Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, manager, behavioral health services
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
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
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
December 14, 2020
Vaccines are being rolled out, but will refrigeration cause recalls?

The world’s population has been waiting for the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine since early 2020 – and after phenomenal progress, some are now in the initial phases of rollout.One key issue to note is that pharmaceuticals have a relatively delicat…

December 14, 2020
November 27, 2020
European recalls in decline across every major sector

Every European industry, sector and market has felt the impact of the pandemic, which has resulted in a downturn in recalls across the board. From automotive, electronics, clothing and toys to medical devices, pharmaceuticals and food and drink, our …

November 27, 2020
September 18, 2020
Dr. Paul Peak
vice president, clinical pharmacy
Clinical studies: Finding the value and ignoring the noise

Just over 40 years ago, the New England Journal of Medicine published a five-sentence letter to the editor [1] that would be used to ignite one of the worst public health tragedies of our time. Written by a Massachusetts physician and graduate studen…

September 18, 2020 by Dr. Paul Peak, vice president, clinical pharmacy
July 31, 2020
Jennifer Milton
Team Leader / Senior Claims Manager, Sedgwick Germany
What lasting, positive transformations may we see because of COVID-19?

Headlines continually tell us about the plethora of changes and disturbances taking place around the globe and in most aspects of our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And whether the end to this catastrophe will occur through the development of re…

July 31, 2020 by Jennifer Milton, Team Leader / Senior Claims Manager, Sedgwick Germany