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August 25, 2017
William Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
A “magic bullet” to reduce workers’ compensation costs?

Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system. Every state has laws and regulations mandating the prompt reporting of all injuries and accidents. Most of these laws are in place to protect the rights and benefits of injured workers. What many employ…

August 25, 2017 by William Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
February 12, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Zika virus: The threat and potential risk

Employers receiving news about the spread of the Zika virus may be considering the risk for their employees and potential claims filed by individuals who contract the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Z…

February 12, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
February 11, 2015
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
Remember the measles? They’re back!

The current measles outbreak has received major news coverage in the United States because this highly contagious disease – declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000 after decades of childhood vaccine efforts – has begun to spread again. In Januar…

February 11, 2015 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
March 20, 2014
Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
Sedentary work: Risky business for heart health

Office employees and other sedentary workers typically have lower frequency and severity of workers' compensation claims than their more active or labor-intensive coworkers. However, new medical evidence suggests a link between sedentary employment…

March 20, 2014 by Joe Daly, Director Technical Performance
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