Caring forward: The Wellness ZENter at RIMS 2019, sponsored by Sedgwick

Once again, Sedgwick is sponsoring the Wellness ZENter, a RIMS venue highlighting resources to help you reach these goals. Join Sedgwick experts and industry leaders as we discuss ideas that can guide your organization’s next steps toward health and productivity in the workplace.

Therapy animals are back by popular demand! Sedgwick will sponsor a local therapy pet organization for the second year in a row. This year, we welcome New England Pet Partners to the Wellness ZENter. Visit RIMS HQ in the Marketplace during exclusive exhibit hours from April 29 – May 1 to channel your inner ZEN. 

Monday

10:00 – 10:30 am: Therapy animals in action! What better way to test the therapeutic benefits of animal-assisted therapy than by taking a quick break? Interaction with animals has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression and feelings of pain, increase social engagement and reinforce rehabilitative behaviors in clinical and casual settings. Join Sedgwick to recharge and add a little play to your day with help from trained therapy animals.


10:45 – 11:15 am: Social determinants of health. Did you know that the conditions where people live, learn, work and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes? These are known as social determinants of health. Our focus on the future of caring needs to consider all health and productivity factors to provide the best care for individuals. Join the conversation on this emerging topic!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: When is marijuana a substitute for opioids? Are you high? The idea of looking to natural substances to alleviate medical ailments is ages old. While benefits may come from incorporating medical marijuana in a therapeutic sense, we cannot assume this practice is risk free. How is your organization responding to the changing medical landscape as it relates to marijuana?

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Therapy animals in action!

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Moving beyond the predictive model. Analytics continue to influence next-generation methods for predicting care, complex claims, return to work and more. But we are now entering a new age where artificial intelligence and machine learning will take us into a future of even greater automation, improving the consumer experience and quickly mitigating losses. Join us to hear the buzz on the latest advances in technology.

Tuesday

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Therapy animals in action! 

12:30 – 1:00 pm: What does advocacy success and practical implementation look like? The need to take employee care above and beyond standard claims management efforts defines the future of caring. This expanded approach can improve the experience and outcome for all parties. What are the steps employers must take for a successful advocacy program implementation that will ultimately improve injured employees’ health and well-being? 

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Therapy animals in action! 

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Putting caring in claims. Forward-thinking companies must compete for customers’ and employees’ hearts like never before. Shifting the course of the claims management process towards a focus of caring for the person first is an important step. What are the benefits and challenges for employers that are embracing a caring-forward mentality?

Wednesday

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Therapy animals in action!

12:45 – 1:15 pm: Intermittent fasting and the role it plays in healing, weight loss and reducing inflammation. Is intermittent fasting right for you? Inflammation is at the root of almost every common chronic health issue and intermittent fasting has been shown to significantly reduce inflammation and improve health conditions. But do the health benefits outweigh the possible pitfalls? Will you find mental clarity and physical improvements, or will a fasting program interfere with your focus and on-the-job performance? Join us to hear more about this current topic.