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January 25, 2019
Desiree Tolbert-Render, AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
Will U.S. Supreme Court independent contractor ruling have ramifications outside the transportation industry?

The U.S. Supreme Court accepted the case, New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira,for review to resolve disagreements among courts across the country regarding the exclusion in Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) of “contracts of employment of seamen, …

January 25, 2019 by Desiree Tolbert-Render, AVP, National Technical Compliance-Workers’ Compensation
May 02, 2018
Mark Debus
clinical behavioral health specialist
The value of work: A case study

In a recent case, I helped an injured employee overcome anxiety and return to work.  It turned out that going back to work was its own kind of cure.  Ryan was off work due to a lower back injury.  His claims examiner contacted me becau…

May 02, 2018 by Mark Debus, clinical behavioral health specialist
April 20, 2017
David North
President and CEO
RIMS 2017: Welcome to the Wellness ZENter

I have been coming to RIMS for over 20 years and it never grows old. I remain as excited this year as I did the first time I attended. Again I can say rapid changes are happening in our industry, especially in the area of technology. At Sedgwick…

April 20, 2017 by David North, President and CEO
January 19, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Think about it: Addressing mental health in the workplace

On December 8, I hosted a webinar along with Donna Hardaker, former Director, Wellness Works Mental Health America of California and Heather Holladay, Integrated Health Manager Pacific Gas and Electric Company. It was a fantastic discussion on a topi…

January 19, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
August 15, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
New updates on Zika

In a previous blog post, I covered how a person can become infected with the Zika virus.  The pathways for infection include: Bite from an infected mosquito. Sexual intercourse with a person infected with the virus. Prevention is critica…

August 15, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
October 27, 2015
Jonathan Mast, Director Social Media
The strength of disabilities in the workplace

More is better, right? Why settle for 72 ounces of ketchup at the big-box store when you can get 84? But what about an extra chromosome? When you get an extra copy of the 21st chromosome, the world calls that Down syndrome and labels you with a dis…

October 27, 2015 by Jonathan Mast, Director Social Media
July 30, 2015
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Why are doctors resistant to change?

I am looking forward to the 2015 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando. I will be moderating The Center for Excellence – The Study of Medical Cost Drivers in Workers’ Compensation panel titled, “Managing prescription drugs and power…

July 30, 2015 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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
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