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May 30, 2019
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
Comorbidities and workplace injuries: Three ways to improve outcomes

The path to recovery after a workplace injury is not always a straight line. A workers’ compensation claim can become increasingly complex due to common health conditions and comorbidities. While comorbidities are often pre-existing and not directly …

May 30, 2019 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
April 27, 2017
Wellness ZENter recap, April 26

On Wednesday in the Wellness ZENter, RIMS attendees had the opportunity to hear about a recent study on the work/health relationship. Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer at Sedgwick, and Brian Gifford, Director of Research and Measurement at Integrat…

April 27, 2017
April 26, 2017
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Wellness ZENter recap, April 25

The first topic in the spotlight on Tuesday in the Wellness ZENter at RIMS was employee resilience. Kimberly George, SVP, Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare at Sedgwick, talked with Molly Doyle, Chief Product Officer at meQuilibrium, ab…

April 26, 2017 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
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
April 11, 2016
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Why mental health, why RIMS 2016?

Today I have the fortunate opportunity to present at RIMS 2016 with Scott Daniels, Director of Disability, Comcast on the topic of Achieving balance: Managing mental health and stress-related issues in the workplace. Mental illness is a leading cause…

April 11, 2016 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
March 25, 2016
Scott Rogers
President, Client Services
The advocacy advantage

Workers’ compensation is complex, process-intensive and sometimes confusing -- as we in the industry know. When an injured employee who is unfamiliar with it attempts to navigate the system, the complexities can be daunting, sometimes leading to fr…

March 25, 2016 by Scott Rogers, President, 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
December 11, 2014
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Carter Symposium: Opportunities for transforming mental health care

Recently I was honored with an invitation from Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to attend her 30th Annual Symposium on Mental Health Policy at the Carter Center. The two-day event was a celebration of past accomplishments and brought together health…

December 11, 2014 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
November 19, 2014
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
Ebola: What you need to know

The possible spread of the Ebola virus to persons in the United States has raised concerns regarding the handling of insurance claims that might result from this disease. As the leading North American provider of claims management services, S…

November 19, 2014 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
July 08, 2014
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
PTSD – not just a combat-related concern

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has gotten a lot of national attention lately due to several disturbing events on military bases. However, PTSD is not limited to veterans and those who have been exposed to war. It is a complex disorder that can…

July 08, 2014 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
May 29, 2014
Employee stress and mental health issues – what are they costing your business?

$317.5 billion – it’s a figure that gets employers to sit up and take notice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this is the total for direct and indirect costs of treating mental health disorders annually. Numbers l…

May 29, 2014
April 28, 2014
Why employers need to pay more attention to stressed-out employees

Over the past few years, awareness has grown significantly about stress in the workplace. Ask any employee – at any company – and at any position if they have ever felt stressed on the job and they will tell you unequivocally, "yes." In fact, it's s…

April 28, 2014
April 08, 2014
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
How will telehealth impact workers’ comp?

Technological advancements in medical care are happening with lightning speed these days and changing the delivery of healthcare. We've included "Advancements in Medical Care" among Sedgwick's Foresight for '14 topics and believe it will significan…

April 08, 2014 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
April 02, 2014
Jim Harvey
VP Client Services
Outcomes-based networks: Are they all created equal?

With the buzz around outcomes-based networks in healthcare and now in workers' compensation, many are trying to understand what these are all about and if they are all created the same. In workers' compensation, one of the main goals for risk manage…

April 02, 2014 by Jim Harvey, VP Client Services
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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