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March 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Accommodating an aging workforce

I recently read an article that sparked some debate on Twitter while also illustrating how we can all think a little bigger about accommodations for the aging workforce. The article put a spotlight on the case of a woman with early-onset dementia who…

March 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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May 15, 2018
David Repinski
Global Development Officer, Sedgwick
Volcanos, earthquakes, fires and floods – how are we preparing for CATs in 2018?
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The 2018 CAT season has started with a vengeance. Already, we are seeing damage from flooding, earthquakes and a volcano in Hawaii. On top of that, hurricane season will soon be underway, the potential increases for droughts and related fires, and we…

May 15, 2018 by David Repinski, Global Development Officer, Sedgwick
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 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
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
March 25, 2014
Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
Why should we care that the workforce is aging?

By the end of this decade, 76 million baby boomers – who currently make up one-third of the U.S. workforce – will retire. At the same time, we are experiencing a shrinking youth labor force. This shift in workforce has the potential to negatively i…

March 25, 2014 by Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
January 10, 2014
David North
President and CEO
Foresight for '14

Recently I was featured on WorkCompWire.com in a Leaders Speak article discussing the top trends to watch in 2014. To begin the dialogue on these important topics, my colleagues and I created "Foresight for '14," which covers seven s…

January 10, 2014 by David North, President and CEO
December 19, 2013
David North
President and CEO
Recap: 13 for 2013 Emerging Issues for Employers

In early 2013, Sedgwick advised clients of the top trends expected to impact employers this year from the Affordable Care Act: a change in the healthcare delivery model – to economic and market forces: how they will drive employer actions. Looking…

December 19, 2013 by David North, President and CEO
October 09, 2013
Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
Better with age: How are you managing your workforce? Part II

In my last blog, I discussed the value of a mature workforce. Are you interested in developing a plan to keep your aging workforce engaged, productive and injury-free? As you begin working on a plan, some key facts about how age should be considered:…

October 09, 2013 by Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
July 09, 2013
Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
Better with age? How are you managing your aging workforce?

Do you have a family member who is still working well past retirement age? You're not alone. A recent AARP study reported that 70% of U.S. workers plan on working past retirement age. In 2008, there were 28 million workers in the American work…

July 09, 2013 by Susan Shemanski, VP Client Services
June 25, 2013
Sedgwick handles complexities and complications associated with comorbidities and claims

Claims with comorbidities create some of the most difficult challenges claims examiners face. In workers’ compensation, comorbidities refer to those existing medical conditions that impact a person’s primary work-related injury. Such conditions often…

June 25, 2013
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