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October 18, 2019
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Strategies for improving mental health at the workplace

The first step toward improving mental health issues in the workplace is to raise awareness of these conditions and identify ways to assist those needing treatment. Sometimes, employers are surprised to learn the scale and scope of mental illnes…

October 18, 2019 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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September 27, 2019
Desiree Tolbert
AVP National Technical Compliance
First responder legislation trend continues

The introduction and passage of legislation across the country impacting benefits for first responders continues to be a trend in 2019. These bills primarily focus on cancer presumptions, mental health coverage, the expansion of covered first respond…

September 27, 2019 by Desiree Tolbert, AVP National Technical Compliance
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September 20, 2019
Neil Baldwin, Head of UK Retail and Adrian Cartwright-Bain, UK Managing Director, Commercial
Supporting World Alzheimer’s Day

There are nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To raise awareness about this terrible disease, the Alzheimer’s Society is campaigning to highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and raise funds to support vital resear…

September 20, 2019 by Neil Baldwin, Head of UK Retail and Adrian Cartwright-Bain, UK Managing Director, Commercial
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September 11, 2019
Potential Risks of Illicit Drug Residue

Kevin Burgher and Ian Mendes from EFI Global Canada authored this article in Insurance Thought Leadership.

September 11, 2019
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August 30, 2019
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
The age of accountability

An important judgement on opioids in Oklahoma While the country is still experiencing the devastating impact of a full-fledged opioid epidemic in 2019, the day may have arrived for a select group of drug manufacturers to face court-mandated restitut…

August 30, 2019 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
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August 23, 2019
Dr. Reema Hammoud
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Gabapentin and Lyrica: Safer alternatives for pain management?

The opioid epidemic in this country has left prescribers looking for pain treatment alternatives, and one emerging option has been anticonvulsants known as gabapentinoids (e.g. gabapentin and Lyrica®, also known as pregabalin). With a need for option…

August 23, 2019 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy
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August 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Increasing awareness of the impact of PTSD in the workplace

(DMEC) - One of the most heartwarming commercials on air today features a veteran at an animal shelter surveying dogs available for adoption. While most of the dogs are playfully vying for attention, he notices one dog with soulful eyes, quietly rest…

August 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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July 11, 2019
Beth Burry
AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
Five important elements of a strong return-to-work program

When an employee gets injured on the job, helping them return to work as quickly and safely as possible is the top priority. The longer they stay off work, claim costs rise and productivity is impacted. Studies show that the longer an injured employe…

July 11, 2019 by Beth Burry, AVP, clinical ops, Sedgwick field case management and return to work
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May 30, 2019
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
Comorbidities and workplace injuries: Three ways to improve outcomes

The path to recovery after a workplace injury is not always a straight line. A workers’ compensation claim can become increasingly complex due to common health conditions and comorbidities. While comorbidities are often pre-existing and not directly …

May 30, 2019 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
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May 08, 2019
Peter Wassell
Technical Director, Oriel Services
Reducing our impact amidst an environment and climate emergency

The 2nd of May, 2019 became a historic day for the UK, when Parliament approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. This symbolic move recognises the need for urgent and serious changes in order to combat the climate crisis. Th…

May 08, 2019 by Peter Wassell, Technical Director, Oriel Services
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May 03, 2019
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Wellness ZENter recap: Alternative approaches to wellness

Corporate leaders and risk managers invest considerable time and resources each year to find solutions that will improve the well-being of their organizations and the people who support them now and into the future. Once again, Sedgwick sponsored the…

May 03, 2019 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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April 27, 2019
David North
President and CEO
RIMS 2019: 50 Forward

I always say that RIMS is like a big family reunion and I look forward to it every year. The days are long, but rewarding, filled with meeting our clients, stakeholders, colleagues and new friends. This year we will hit a special milestone as Sedgwic…

April 27, 2019 by David North, President and CEO
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March 26, 2019
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Medical marijuana: Three things you must consider

The idea of looking to natural substances to alleviate medical ailments and cure disease is ages old. Long before we learned how to synthesize medicine in a lab, we discovered that certain plants, herbs and oils can be used to treat various symptoms …

March 26, 2019 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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February 01, 2019
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
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…

February 01, 2019 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, SVP of clinically integrated medical programs
Sedgwick edge
April 20, 2018
Expert view

edge: With your own background, starting as a claims professional and progressing your career with Sedgwick, what advice do you give to those considering a career in our industry? Jay:  The industry has evolved so much over the years and continues to…

April 20, 2018