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    Responding to legislative changes
The people in power and the laws they enact will significantly affect the industry in 2016 and beyond.

 9 Shift in the political landscape – National, state and local elections in 2016 will usher in new policy changes from immigration, government spending, trade sanctions, budget and compliance legislations that will impact every business for years to come.
 10 Complexity in state workers’ compensation systems – Various states will continue to address legislative measures that could have an extensive impact on claims including physician dispensing, drug repackaging, drug formularies, independent medical exams, medical marijuana, and the misclassification of employees and contractors.

Affordable Care Act (ACA) – As some ACA provisions will continue to impact payers and providers in 2016, the key issues for employers will include new reporting requirements from the Internal Revenue Service for ACA information returns, and increased penalties for not filing, filing late, or for missing or incorrect information.

 12 Employment laws – Employers will continue to manage compliance-related issues as they respond to ongoing changes in the ADA/ADAAA, FMLA, and other federal and state laws impacting our industry; and in the regulations established by OSHA and the EEOC.

Recent thought leadership on this topic:

  • Keys to compliance, Shawn Johnson, SVP Client Services |Edge Issue 001
  • Regulation-less nation, Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer |Edge Issue 001
  • Hash and burn, |Edge Issue 001
  • A progressive approach to reducing aged pending claims, |Edge Issue 001
  • Exclusive remedy and opt-out update, Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance |Edge Issue 002
  • Expert view, Darryl Hammann, EVP Disability and Absence Management Operations |Edge Issue 002
  • Advocacy: Secrets to employee re-engagement, Scott Rogers, EVP Casualty Operations |Edge Issue 003
  • Complying with the complexities of the ADA/ADAAA: A top priority for HR leaders, |Edge Issue 003
  • Expert view, Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer |Edge Issue 003
  • Unique leave of absence programs: Competitive advantages or complex challenges?, |Edge Issue 004
  • Edging up: Short takes on emerging industry issues, |Edge Issue 004
  • Robin Joines, Senior VP Risk Management with Sedgwick, was the 2017 Risk Manager-in-Residence at Appalachian State University February 8-10, Appalachian State University / February 14, 2017
  • Workers’ Compensation: 10 issues to watch for 2017, PropertyCasualty 360 / February 07, 2017
  • Wait Times, State Regulations Among Telemedicine Concerns, WorkCompCentral / February 02, 2017
  • Love Me Tender, CLM Magazine / February 01, 2017
  • Sedgwick Exec: Artificial Intelligence Replaces Jobs, but Creates Others for Engineers, Scientists, Best’s Insurance News / January 19, 2017
  • Sedgwick Expects Workers' Compensation Reform Efforts in Many States This Year, Best’s Insurance News / January 17, 2017
  • Mental Health in the Workplace, DMEC / December 21, 2016
  • David North: The U of M is more than ‘just a school’, Memphis Business Journal / December 01, 2016
  • Mental Health Matters, Risk & Insurance / November 30, 2016
  • Changes in Leave Benefits Are on The Horizon , Human Resource Executive Online / November 03, 2016