Bryon Bass

SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance

University of Phoenix with Bachelor of Science, Business Management minor e-Business.

Bryon oversees whole health, disability and absence management product standards and compliance, quality assurance and disability payroll. Prior to joining Sedgwick, he served as director of integrated disability management at Pacific Gas and Electric, where he oversaw companywide integrated delivery of disability and absence management services, comprised of self-insured/self-administered workers' compensation, fitness for duty, leave of absence, accommodation and time-off programs.

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August 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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 Practice and Compliance
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May 20, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Thinking out loud about mental health

SVP disablity and absence practice and compliance Bryon Bass contributed to this article

May 20, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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April 26, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
State PFML programs bring benefits and challenges for employers

With all of the different state and federal leave of absence laws, it is getting increasingly more complex for employers operating in multiple states — and even in single states — to effectively manage the various employee benefits. This year, a sign…

April 26, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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April 24, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Think your employee is faking sickness? Here’s what you can do

Bryon Bass, Sedgwick SVP disability and absence practice and compliance, recently spoke on a webinar on certifying leaves

April 24, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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March 08, 2019
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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…

March 08, 2019 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
May 11, 2018
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Increasing Awareness of the impact of PTSD in the workplace

Bryon Bass contributed this issue of Absence Matters

May 11, 2018 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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April 20, 2018
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Common misconceptions in integrated disability and absence management

In the disability and absence management industry, there are some common misconceptions related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), statutory disability and leave, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each one includes rules and reg…

April 20, 2018 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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December 10, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
What’s ahead in 2018? Increased opportunities for collaboration

Human resources and benefit managers will have excellent opportunities to demonstrate their expertise in 2018. The complexity of issues they address on a daily basis continues to grow and evolve. Federal, state, county and city laws that govern emp…

December 10, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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December 07, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Expert view

edge:The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and return to work (RTW) continue to be hot topics among our clients and the industry in general. What questions are employers asking? Bryon: One of the most common things we hear is, “Do we have to enga…

December 07, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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October 30, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Bryon Bass: ADA Compliance, RTW and Workers' Comp: Let the Interactive Process Be Your Guide

Sedgwick SVP, Disability and Absence Management, Bryon Bass is featured in WorkCompWire’s A Leader Speaks series. In the posting, he talks about program complexities that can arise given that workers’ compensation is subject to both federal and stat…

October 30, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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September 11, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
bLeave benefits expand to adapt to an aging workforce

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) generally includes 12 weeks of unpaid time off for eligible employees after the birth of a child, the placement of a child for adoption or foster care, and to care for a parent, child or spouse with a serious h…

September 11, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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September 11, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Edging up: Short takes on emerging industry issues – government compliance updates, state legislation and drug law changes

ERISA changes being introduced BY BRYON BASSSVP, Disability and Absence Management, Sedgwick Several changes in the regulations governing claims and appeals under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) became effective in January…

September 11, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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September 09, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Absence Matters: Managing the Interactive Process

Sedgwick SVP, Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance, Bryon Bass talks about the importance of managing the interactive process. This is a process that helps the employer and employee work together to identify and accommodate a disabling co…

September 09, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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August 03, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Accommodation best practices: Consistency is key

Because of its relevance at the intersection of workers' compensation, leave of absence and federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the accommodation process requires a careful and thou…

August 03, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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April 17, 2017
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
Paid parental leave benefits growing among employers

For companies with a global leave policy, the following leave types are offered: According to the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), employers are moving toward offering paid parental leave because they want to care for their employees and creat…

April 17, 2017 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Practice and Compliance
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