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November 04, 2018
Susan Burns, JD, RN
Assistant Vice President, Specialty Claims
Should we stay or should we go? Considering both care and cost

In a disaster, emergency evacuation for long-term care facilities saves lives, not money. Evacuation expense reimbursement coverage may help when there is no question about whether to stay or go. The projected paths of the two most recent hurricanes…

November 04, 2018 by Susan Burns, JD, RN, Assistant Vice President, Specialty Claims
September 21, 2018
Susan Burns, JD, RN and Laurie Moon, JD
Should we stay or should we go? Hurricane preparedness in long-term care

Vivid memories of desperate nursing home residents in wheelchairs submerged waist-high in flood waters will forever be etched in our minds, especially during hurricane season. The shocking photos and tragic heat-related deaths of numerous skilled nur…

September 21, 2018 by Susan Burns, JD, RN and Laurie Moon, JD
December 22, 2017
David North
President and CEO
First responders demonstrate that courage counts

At Sedgwick, taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Our job is to provide assistance and support when the unexpected occurs. But more often than not, our colleagues are not the first ones at the scene when there’s an injury at wor…

December 22, 2017 by David North, President and CEO
December 14, 2017
Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E
Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Keep your holiday tree safe and bright

Beautiful, twinkling lights and the pine scent of a real holiday tree can be part of a cherished tradition that makes the season bright and festive for many. However, all too easily, the tree that may be decorating your living room can turn into a …

December 14, 2017 by Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E, Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
September 07, 2017
Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions
Pre- and post-hurricane preparedness

As I write this blog, it is hard to believe that another catastrophic hurricane is approaching our shores. Like everyone else, I am still trying to grasp what happened in Texas with Hurricane Harvey.  I know all our hearts go out to those who …

September 07, 2017 by Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions
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
July 03, 2017
Kevin Reilly, Senior Investigator
For a safe and happy 4th of July…

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature…

July 03, 2017 by Kevin Reilly, Senior Investigator
June 22, 2017
Robin Maley, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Embracing change: From volume-based to value-based healthcare

Sedgwick supports Healthcare Risk Management Week June 19-23 Sedgwick’s healthcare risk management team works alongside healthcare risk managers to reduce risks and improve safety by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care…

June 22, 2017 by Robin Maley, SVP Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
April 28, 2017
Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The 2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The day was established in 2010 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to help reduce prescription drug risks and promote safety. Accord…

April 28, 2017 by Andrew Newhouse, Sedgwick pharmacist
March 23, 2017
Pamela E. Freiling, Professional Liability Sr. Nurse Consultant
Unit-based champions promote risk management culture

Today, leading-edge organizations systematically share internal control knowledge across their organization, departments and functions to promote best practices and to minimize loss. Healthcare organizations, especially larger systems with multiple…

March 23, 2017 by Pamela E. Freiling, Professional Liability Sr. Nurse Consultant
October 25, 2016
Abby McBroom, Complex Pharmacy Management Nurse
The road to success has many obstacles

Risk managers should always be aware of injured worker opioid use across their open claims and make sure that there is persistent clinician involvement with prescribers. I am a complex pharmacy management nurse for Sedgwick. I want to share one of…

October 25, 2016 by Abby McBroom, Complex Pharmacy Management Nurse
October 18, 2016
Lorne Brunner, MS Forensics, IAAI-CFI, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
October is fire prevention month

October is fire prevention month and this year the theme is:Don’t wait – Check the date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly two-thirds of deaths from home fires occur in properties wit…

October 18, 2016 by Lorne Brunner, MS Forensics, IAAI-CFI, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
September 21, 2016
Patrick Hudson, District Manager/Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Staying afloat with boating safety

According to 2015 U.S. Coast Guard statistics, May through September is  the peak period for recreational boating accidents.  Florida, Minnesota, Michigan, and California lead the nation in the number of registered boats while Florida regul…

September 21, 2016 by Patrick Hudson, District Manager/Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
August 04, 2016
Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Lightning may strike once

July and August are the most dangerous months for lightning strikes in the United States. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), lightning strikes caused $739 million in homeowner insurance losses in 2014, up 9.7 percent from 20…

August 04, 2016 by Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
June 29, 2016
Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
This 4th of July, stay safe!

Who doesn’t love July 4th, Independence Day, a celebration of our nation’s independence and traditionally a day filled with food, family and good fun? Unfortunately, July 4th is also a holiday that can bring danger and great potential for property …

June 29, 2016 by Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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