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December 10, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
What’s ahead in 2018? Increased opportunities for collaboration

Human resources and benefit managers will have excellent opportunities to demonstrate their expertise in 2018. The complexity of issues they address on a daily basis continues to grow and evolve. Federal, state, county and city laws that govern emp…

December 10, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
October 20, 2017
William Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
One simple step can make a big impact in reducing workers’ comp litigation

One of the most profound lessons I learned from implementing a workers’ compensation alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program was how employers could use a simple process to help reduce their litigation rate. As I’ve seen in my own experience …

October 20, 2017 by William Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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
August 17, 2016
Scott Rogers
President, Client Services
Using data to drive operational solutions

We are just a few days away from the 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference which will be held on August 21 – 24 in Orlando. Once again, I am looking forward to the opportunity to host a panel that is exploring a very important industry to…

August 17, 2016 by Scott Rogers, President, Client Services
May 20, 2016
Matthew Zink, MPA, Manager Medicare Compliance & Structured Settlements
Case study: Structured settlements ease a large loss

What happens when you experience a significant large loss at your organization? We recently supported one of our clients through such an event and wanted to share lessons learned in the hopes they can help other employers be mindful of how structur…

May 20, 2016 by Matthew Zink, MPA, Manager Medicare Compliance & Structured Settlements
April 15, 2016
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Risk management maturity #RIMS2016

Earlier this week at the annual RIMS conference, I partnered with Iman H. Al-Gharabally, Team Leader ERM, from the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) to delve into the nature of mature and, by inference, effective risk management programs. My partn…

April 15, 2016 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
April 12, 2016
Robin Joines
SVP Risk Management
The Heart of RIMS

Editor’s Note: Robin was awarded the prestigious Ron Judd Heart of RIMS Award at the 2016 Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) annual conference in San Diego, CA. She was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the Memphis RIMS chapte…

April 12, 2016 by Robin Joines, SVP Risk Management
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
August 10, 2015
Tracey Radford, VP Managed Care Client Services
Sedgwick partners with medical directors on opioid management

It is possible that 2015 will be the year remembered as the turning point in addressing the opioid and narcotic epidemic in the United Sates. This year, almost every conference, publication and industry expert has addressed the topic. Just last mon…

August 10, 2015 by Tracey Radford, VP Managed Care Client Services
July 26, 2015
Scott Rogers
President, Client Services
Big data: Analytics and trends

I think by now most would agree that “big data” is more of a catch phrase that encapsulates all things data, including interconnectivity of data repositories, trend analysis, benchmarking, predictive analytics and claim level interventions. Big dat…

July 26, 2015 by Scott Rogers, President, Client Services
April 29, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Achieving results through strategic risk management maturity

On Wednesday at the RIMS annual conference in New Orleans, I’ll be moderating and contributing to an important session with Gert Cruywagen, a leading risk leader from a South African hotel and casino enterprise and Betty Simkin, a leading finance and…

April 29, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
April 07, 2015
Tim Over
SVP Specialty Operations
Healthcare consolidation and its impact on liability claims outcomes

Not that long ago, the insurance industry, if not the business world, was rocked when Connecticut General and INA merged to form CIGNA. Today, mergers and acquisitions are a common everyday occurrence. Once an M&A announcement has been made publ…

April 07, 2015 by Tim Over, SVP Specialty Operations
February 04, 2015
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
10 building blocks to risk leader success

Important things in life are not easily reduced to 10 steps. Nevertheless, this article pro­vides a list of 10 key elements to achieving long-term success in risk management from someone who has spent more than 25 years striving to carve out the most…

February 04, 2015 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
January 21, 2015
Mike Merlino
SVP Medicare Compliance
Could you cut $185,000 from your MSA?

What if I told you that you could save $185,000 at no cost to you? No, I am not advertising for some late night TV infomercial where the offer is too good to be true. I am talking about the world of Medicare set-asides (MSA). It is well known that pr…

January 21, 2015 by Mike Merlino, SVP Medicare Compliance
November 26, 2014
Daniel Gerke, Project Manager, Implementations, PMP
Change is difficult: 3 ways to increase positive perception

Change is part of everything we do and the way we go about implementing change can have a tremendous impact on how change is received and accepted by those directly and indirectly affected. At Sedgwick, one of our core values is to embrace change. …

November 26, 2014 by Daniel Gerke, Project Manager, Implementations, PMP
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