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December 10, 2015
David North
President and CEO
Join Sedgwick - lend a hand to a superhero in waiting

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have industry friends like you. This holiday season, Sedgwick is joining forces with legions of superheroes by partnering with e-NABLE, a global community that ma…

December 10, 2015 by David North, President and CEO
August 16, 2015
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Telehealth: A new era has arrived

I am very excited about our Center for Excellence session, “Evolving Healthcare Models and Workers’ Compensation Opportunities" on August 26th at the Workers’ Compensation and Education Conference. We have a great panel that will share how digital …

August 16, 2015 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
August 10, 2015
Tracey Radford, VP Managed Care Client Services
Sedgwick partners with medical directors on opioid management

It is possible that 2015 will be the year remembered as the turning point in addressing the opioid and narcotic epidemic in the United Sates. This year, almost every conference, publication and industry expert has addressed the topic. Just last mon…

August 10, 2015 by Tracey Radford, VP Managed Care Client Services
July 26, 2015
Scott Rogers
President, Client Services
Big data: Analytics and trends

I think by now most would agree that “big data” is more of a catch phrase that encapsulates all things data, including interconnectivity of data repositories, trend analysis, benchmarking, predictive analytics and claim level interventions. Big dat…

July 26, 2015 by Scott Rogers, President, Client Services
July 02, 2015
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
What does the Supreme Court’s ACA subsidy ruling mean for workers’ compensation?

Last week the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health exchange subsidy. What does the ruling mean for workers’ compensation going forward? The ACA’s subsidy ruling has been a roller coaster ride for most of the major…

July 02, 2015 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
June 26, 2015
Sharon Andrus, Director National Technical Compliance, Disability Administration
Same-sex marriage: Action steps for employers

The United States Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the United States. This decision just made life easier for employers and TPAs who are responsible for administering leaves. We can…

June 26, 2015 by Sharon Andrus, Director National Technical Compliance, Disability Administration
June 20, 2015
Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety and Cynthia Hartsfield, contributor and former Sedgwick Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
Safe staffing: Best practices for healthcare facilities

During hospital and healthcare facility risk assessments around the country, we often hear nurses’ feedback about staffing challenges and heavy workloads. Is this perception or is it a reality that nurse staffing levels are impacting safety? News …

June 20, 2015 by Ann Gaffey, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety and Cynthia Hartsfield, contributor and former Sedgwick Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
June 12, 2015
Blunt talk on federal marijuana action

Over the last several years, I’ve been talking about how medical marijuana will ultimately become an issue in workers’ compensation and, with several cases we’ve seen across the country, this has become a reality. In each of my pieces, there is alway…

June 12, 2015
June 04, 2015
Deborah McElhannon, RN Consultant Lead – PL
To alarm or not to alarm….What is the answer?

Fall prevention has been one of the most challenging issues facing providers of healthcare for as long as, well, for as long as there have been providers of healthcare. Not only do falls have serious impacts on patients, but healthcare facilities …

June 04, 2015 by Deborah McElhannon, RN Consultant Lead – PL
May 07, 2015
Robert Jackson, SVP, Information Security Officer
Has healthcare set the data security bar too low?

Data security, or cyber security, is and has been on everyone’s minds now for some time. The hits just keep coming even as organizations step up their efforts to keep data protected. In the area of healthcare, it is especially true that you would w…

May 07, 2015 by Robert Jackson, SVP, Information Security Officer
April 29, 2015
Jim Ryan
President, Casualty
You can’t manage what you don’t understand

We are in a time unlike any other in our industry. The pace and the reach of emerging risks make our heads spin. Each day the news brings new reports on topics that we know will impact the businesses we are all looking to protect. This year at RIMS…

April 29, 2015 by Jim Ryan, President, Casualty
April 28, 2015
Scott Rogers
President, Client Services
Social media and risk managers?

Social media and risk managers are still not words often heard together. As I prepared for my Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) 2015 session entitled, “Watch this: Social media's impact on claims strategies,” I became increasingly a…

April 28, 2015 by Scott Rogers, President, Client Services
April 27, 2015
Kathy Tazic
Managing Director Client Services
Changing needs of the workforce

We've been actively preparing for a great RIMS 2015! I’m excited to be speaking to the conference with one of our client partners on the changing needs of the workforce. We have had a great time preparing for our session, Faces in the crowd: Meeting …

April 27, 2015 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services
April 26, 2015
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Creating a culture of health

Communities and companies alike are on a mission to create a culture of health. Obesity, chronic disease and diabetes management have long been a wellness focus for employers. 25 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and its inten…

April 26, 2015 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
April 07, 2015
Tim Over
SVP Specialty Operations
Healthcare consolidation and its impact on liability claims outcomes

Not that long ago, the insurance industry, if not the business world, was rocked when Connecticut General and INA merged to form CIGNA. Today, mergers and acquisitions are a common everyday occurrence. Once an M&A announcement has been made publ…

April 07, 2015 by Tim Over, SVP Specialty Operations
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