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November 15, 2018
Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
Peer Dialogues: Establishing effective settlement authority strategies

That magic moment . . . no, we aren’t launching a new dating site.  What we’re talking about is that specific point in time when a claim could and should have been settled and for some reason, often one beyond the control of the examiner, it was…

November 15, 2018 by Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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
November 02, 2015
Identifying, Preventing and Controlling Complex Claims

Sedgwick VP Workers’ Compensation and Compliance, Edward Canavan writes about strategies for handling complex claims. He discusses the importance of identifying potential indicators early in the process and being able to address those issues in real…

November 02, 2015
November 17, 2014
Pending court decisions could erode Florida statute

Florida has been the center of some very interesting cases arguing the constitutionality of workers’ compensation and adequacy of benefits. Issues range from benefit caps to the ability of an injured worker to circumvent the exclusive remedy doctrine…

November 17, 2014
January 16, 2014
Kathy Tazic
Managing Director Client Services
Advocate with purpose

My mom suffers from vascular dementia. It's a progressive, slow, debilitating disease. As a non-medical person new to the maze of healthcare and elderly care, there was a lot to learn. My mom's in a nursing home 10 minutes from my house and I am now …

January 16, 2014 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services
July 24, 2013
Tim Over
SVP Specialty Operations
Med Mal Briefs

On page 4, Tim forecasts a more litigious environment will likely emerge as more patients take on the brunt of healthcare costs via increased insurance premiums. Additionally, he anticipates more patients seeking compensation in the form of hospital…

July 24, 2013 by Tim Over, SVP Specialty Operations
July 22, 2013
Jayme Vaccaro
AVP Managed Care Quality
Indemnity Contracts vs. Tort Law

Jayme Vaccaro explains how most business contracts between hospitals and physicians include indemnity agreements that make each party responsible for its own indemnity and defense costs should a lawsuit occur. She offers several example of how these…

July 22, 2013 by Jayme Vaccaro, AVP Managed Care Quality
April 23, 2013
Kathy Tazic
Managing Director Client Services
Beginning with the end in mind

When we look at what drives workers’ compensation costs, litigation is always at the top of our list of expenses. After the decision is made to involve counsel – for the injured worker and/or the employer – efforts are traditionally aimed at long-ter…

April 23, 2013 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services
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