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June 14, 2019
Chris Mandel, SVP and Director, Sedgwick Institute
Terrorism Reinsurance Program Reauthorization Act update - Key considerations for businesses

One of the biggest challenges in risk management is the concept of things “probable” versus things “possible.” Traditional risk management has focused more on the probable, using historical losses and other data to actuarially forecast future losses …

June 14, 2019 by Chris Mandel, SVP and Director, Sedgwick Institute
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
July 27, 2018
Bryon Bass
Sr Vice President Disability and Absence Management
Massachusetts now poised to offer paid family and medical leave

Following recent legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts is now preparing for a new paid family and medical leave requirement. This program, known as the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (MA PFML), makes Massachusetts t…

July 27, 2018 by Bryon Bass, Sr Vice President Disability and Absence Management
April 07, 2017
Malcolm Dodge
VP Risk Services
Congressional resolution limits timeframe for OSHA citations

In our Insights for 2017 forecast released earlier this year, one area in which we anticipated significant changes affecting employers was the regulatory arena. That prediction came true this week with the approval of a congressional resolution lim…

April 07, 2017 by Malcolm Dodge, VP Risk Services
February 26, 2016
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Introducing the Sedgwick Institute

“We’ve got serious problems, and we need serious people.” This quote is from one of my favorite movies, The American President. Our industry has many opportunities; they are serious and complicated. We need serious people with serious resources to ad…

February 26, 2016 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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
August 17, 2014
Florida Workers’ Advocates vs. State of Florida ruling: What does it mean?

On August 13, 2014 Miami-Dade 11th Circuit Judge Jorge Cueto in Florida Workers’ Advocates v. State of Florida held that the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, as amended effective October 1, 2003, is unconstitutional as long as it contains the exclu…

August 17, 2014
November 06, 2013
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Navigating employer health plan options under the ACA

It has been stated repeatedly that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with its 900+ pages is the single most controversial law passed by Congress in the last 10 years. Since the ACA was signed into law in March 2010, the industry has been buzzing about th…

November 06, 2013 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
October 02, 2013
Jim Harvey
VP Client Services
Illinois PPP – Why implement?

The opportunity to channel care in Illinois through the use of a preferred provider program (PPP) is ready for implementation. This legislation was enacted as one of many efforts to allow for better direction of care and care delivery for employers a…

October 02, 2013 by Jim Harvey, VP Client Services
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