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November 07, 2018
Bill Zachry
Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
Peer Dialogues: Developing an organizational settlement philosophy

When I started my career as a young claims adjuster at an insurance company, my managers showed me the secret handshake and explained the position’s responsibilities. They then told me that to settle claims, we would negotiate to an agreed level of i…

November 07, 2018 by Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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
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
August 16, 2017
Laurie Walker, CIP, CRM, SVP, Director of Operations, Canada
Definition of “accident” under Ontario auto accident benefits policy expands to “trip and fall!”

In a recent License Appeal Tribunal (LAT) decision between a claimant and TD Insurance Meloche Monex (D.S. and TD Insurance Meloche Monex #16-000131/AABS), it would seem the stranger the circumstances, the wider the allowance to access Ontario acci…

August 16, 2017 by Laurie Walker, CIP, CRM, SVP, Director of Operations, Canada
June 29, 2017
Sharon Andrus, Director, National Technical Compliance, Disability Administration
New paid leave laws introduced

Paid family leave and paid parental leave are currently key topics for employers as they look to expand benefits for their employees. Recently, San Francisco introduced a paid parental leave ordinance and New York announced a new paid family leave be…

June 29, 2017 by Sharon Andrus, Director, National Technical Compliance, Disability Administration
August 07, 2014
Sharon Andrus, Director National Technical Compliance
Has the Department of Labor knocked on your door yet?

You need to be prepared when they do! Because we are the leave administrator for many large employers, since the first of the year, Sedgwick has received an increased number of requests to assist our clients with Department of Labor (DOL) inquires …

August 07, 2014 by Sharon Andrus, Director National Technical Compliance
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