Edward Canavan

VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance

I love working at Sedgwick because of our culture which fosters excellence keeping us a leader in the industry.

Edward holds a Bachelor of arts degree in business administration from California State University of San Bernardino. He has ARM and AIC designations and possesses his self insurance certification with the state of California. Edward was recently named to the board of directors of the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation.

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November 21, 2018
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
The pathway to workplace injury healing and recovery

The pathway to workplace injury healing and recovery

November 21, 2018 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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November 14, 2017
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Unraveling Complex Claims

Sedgwick’s Eddy Canavan, Vice President, Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance, and Marcia Nigro, Director Complex Claims, are featured in the Fall 2017 edition of WC Magazine. In the article, they point out that when analyzing workers’ comp…

November 14, 2017 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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May 17, 2017
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
The basics of complex claims

Most workers’ compensation claims do not start out as complex. They become complex over time due to specific drivers that increase costs and duration. Being able to recognize and resolve these drivers at the right time will help reduce a claim’s like…

May 17, 2017 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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April 17, 2017
Edward E. Canavan, AIC, ARM
VP, Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance, Sedgwick
Right data, right decisions, right results

With rare, catastrophic cases that result in life-altering injuries, engaging the right resources from day one can help improve the patient’s recovery. Most complex claims are not initially defined as catastrophic; it is the claim’s path that can lea…

April 17, 2017 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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March 30, 2016
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
​Complex claims: Mobility breakthroughs and impact on productivity​

Finding the employee the appropriate care from providers who understand workers’ compensation cases is vital. To help ensure the best results, claims and managed care professionals must work with these doctors and clinical experts to ensure that ever…

March 30, 2016 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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November 02, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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October 25, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Securing Great Outcomes by Demonstrating Advocacy

Sedgwick VP Workers’ Compensation and Compliance, Edward Canavan writes about the role that advocacy can play in securing great outcomes in the claims process. In particular, he explains the value of providing each injured worker a unique blueprint …

October 25, 2015 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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May 14, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Overview: California independent medical review process

Sedgwick Vice President, Workers’ Compensation Practice & Compliance, Eddy Canavan's sedgwickconnection blog on the California independent medical review (IMR) process was selected and posted on the popular workcompwire.com website. Eddy talks about…

May 14, 2015 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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May 13, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Overview: California independent medical review process

Recently there has been a lot of discussion – in the media and throughout the industry – about the California independent medical review (IMR) process. Introduced to the workers’ compensation system in California as part of Senate Bill 863, IMR serve…

May 13, 2015 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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April 13, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Exclusive remedy and opt-out update

Texas is a prime example of how two benefit systems can result in competition, innovation and a winning option for consumers. In 2008, 49% of employers that had opted out of the traditional workers’ compensation system (“non-subscribers”) noted that …

April 13, 2015 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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March 26, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Pennsylvania considers employer medical control bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is currently considering a bill that would allow employers to direct treatment of their injured workers to coordinated care organizations (CCOs). Employers’ ability to direct injured workers to certified netw…

March 26, 2015 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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April 30, 2014
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
The lesson in fixing broken workers’ compensation systems – keep trying

Fixing broken workers' compensation systems is far from easy. There are multiple agendas, complex legislation and competing needs – and often conflicting demands lead to "solutions" that seem to worsen the problem. But still we try; and we should an…

April 30, 2014 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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December 18, 2013
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Update: Oklahoma options approved by Supreme Court

On December 16, 2013, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 7 to 1 that Senate Bill 1062, which was signed by Governor Mary Fallin on May 6, 2013, "is not unconstitutional as a multiple subject bill." The high court in the case, Coates et al vs. Fallin, N…

December 18, 2013 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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December 05, 2013
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
The Oklahoma winds of change

Oklahoma passed a workers' compensation reform bill on April 30, 2013 – Senate Bill 1062 overhauls the entire Oklahoma workers' compensation system. The bill consists of three different parts: 1.  The Administrative Workers' Compensation Act …

December 05, 2013 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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June 13, 2013
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Boomer sooner: Alternate coverage provisions come to Oklahoma

The country generally views California as the state where change in fashion or law happens first. Not so with the new Oklahoma workers' compensation alternate coverage law. Sedgwick released a white paper on June 4th highlighting the legislation, aut…

June 13, 2013 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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