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May 06, 2016
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Suicide rates rise - What can you do?

Life is precious!  The disturbing news hit the press late last month about the alarming escalating rates of suicide in this country.  The overall suicide rate rose by 24% from 1999 to 2014 according to the National Center for Health Stati…

May 06, 2016 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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
March 15, 2016
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Creating an Advocacy-Based Claim Model

Last Wednesday, over 170 women and – yes, men as well – gathered in Boston for The Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation workshop, and spent the day discussing “Creating an Advocacy-Based Claim Model.” While there will be a position paper coming…

March 15, 2016 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
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
January 19, 2016
David North
President and CEO
Sedgwick forecasts 16 industry trends to watch in 2016

As we move into the new year, I am excited about all the great things I believe will happen in our industry. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do at Sedgwick – from ensuring injured and ill workers have access to the right heal…

January 19, 2016 by David North, President and CEO
November 23, 2015
Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
Behavioral health prevention vs. intervention in dealing with addiction

The idea of identifying and addressing risk factors for addiction as a means of prevention is not groundbreaking; this concept has existed since at least the 1970s. Unfortunately, there has not been much application of this concept to workers’ comp…

November 23, 2015 by Mark Debus, Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist
November 11, 2015
Kathleen Shostek
VP Healthcare Risk Management
Retail clinics at big-box stores: Risks and strategies for mitigation

The “one stop shop” of convenience care offered by walk-in retail medical clinics has become popular with consumers and health insurers alike. This new model of care has been embraced by discount superstores like Walmart and Target, also known as big…

November 11, 2015 by Kathleen Shostek, VP Healthcare Risk Management
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