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WorkWise: How to balance work and recovery

Mark Debus, Sedgwick clinical behavioral health specialist, is quoted in the article

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Accommodating an aging workforce

I recently read an article that sparked some debate on Twitter while also illustrating how we can all think a little bigger about accommodations for the aging workforce. The article put a spotlight on the case of a woman with early-onset dementia who worked for a supermarket. While the woman’s doctor and family believed she was at a point in her disease where she would need to leave the workforce, her employer had a more creative take on finding ways for her to remain at work. For months beyond

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The value of opioid avoidance

The opioid epidemic remains a top news story and has been ever since public awareness began to dramatically increase in 2012 due to numerous celebrity deaths and renewed focus by federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the impact to injured workers was being realized in workers’ compensation well in advance of national awareness due to years of overprescribing in a population that typically requires treatment for pain. Data shows that, in 2016, injure

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Leveraging predictive analytics to deploy clinical resources

The decision to deploy clinical resources on a claim can be crucial to the outcome of the claim. This decision is frequently made when the claim hits a specific dollar threshold or when the examiner determines a referral is needed. However, assigning clinical resources once the claim costs hit a certain threshold limits the effectiveness that a nurse can have on changing the course of the claim. Employers are looking for better ways to more accurately determine when to assign clinical resources

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Celebrating our 50th anniversary and preparing for the future of care

Sedgwick has many achievements to be proud of as we begin 2019, including celebrating 50 years in business. Leveraging our proven experience working with the world’s leading organizations, we continue to adapt our offerings to help manage the wide array of issues facing clients today. Our risk, benefits and integrated business solutions focus on mitigating and reducing risks and losses, keeping employees and organizations healthy and productive, protecting brand reputations and containing costs.

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What You Need to Know About the Year Ahead in Workers’ Comp

Out Front Ideas hosts Kimberly George and Mark Walls recap their January 8 webinar

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Sedgwick highlights industry trends for 2019

They published its “Forward thinking 2019” list, which includes major industry trends employers and risk management professionals should watch this year.

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Opioid addiction in senior citizens: the painful truth

As we wrap up the holiday season, “Season’s Greetings” feels more like “Season’s Grievings” for some seniors. The holidays tend to bring back memories of good times, happier times when life was “good.” But sometimes what’s underlying a change in mood or behavior goes beyond the holiday blues – opioid use disorder may be the culprit.   The prevalence Headline news is replete with the nation’s opioid crisis. While opioid use disorders are more commonly reported in younger populatio

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Safely Evacuating The Elderly In Any Emergency Takes Planning And Practice

Susan Burns, Sedgwick AVP specialty operations, contributed to this story

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Flu season: What long-term care facilities can do to protect residents

Well, it’s that time of year again.  As per the CDC, flu activity usually peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May. As we know, the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.  Anyone can get the flu and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age, but some people are at a higher risk of d

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2018 Women to Watch: Andrea Buhl

Andrea Buhl is using her hands-on nursing background to help lead an emerging team of specialized nurse case managers for Sedgwick.

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California wildfires: What happens next?

Disasters are unfortunately becoming commonplace news stories. Many people are dealing with tragic losses in the wake of both man-made and natural disasters. The recent fires that have ravaged California are now among the most devastating in U.S. history. This article from Digg provides a visualization of the scope of the fires. While the priority for emergency resources and others involved is focused on the safety and health of those impacted, the reality is many people are grappling w

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The pathway to workplace injury healing and recovery

The pathway to workplace injury healing and recovery

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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 impairment, and provide lifetime future medical care if the employee was still employed at the employer.    After a few years of adhering to that principle, I started thinking that there might be a better way.  Perhaps we should s

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Education counters the opioid epidemic, one small step at a time

Like many others that have come before it, this is an article about how we can combat the opioid epidemic. But if the educational tips here help even one person think more carefully about opioid alternatives, it has accomplished what it set out to do. In fact, educational initiatives continue to make a difference, one small step at a time. One recent study put into perspective how small steps toward opioid education can make a big impact. The study, funded in part by the National Institute on A

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