Workers’ Comp, ADA, FMLA and Leave of Absence

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Dawn Watkins from LAUSD and Kimberly George from Sedgwick discussed the challenges with the wide variety of leave of absence laws and how these laws can interact with workers’ compensation claims. Failure to comply with all applicable leave of absence laws can expose you to fines, penalties and litigation. […]

Wearable Technology and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Tom Ryan from Willis Towers Watson talked about wearable technology in workers’ compensation. Wearables are devices worn on the body that collect information about you and your environment. That information is then provided wirelessly for processing and reporting. One of the concerns around the use of wearable technology in […]

Putting Whole Health into Practice

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Kimberly George from Sedgwick and Dawn Watkins from LAUSD talked about the challenges and benefits of embracing a whole health model for your workforce. The definition of “whole health” varies depending on your point of view. For some, it means integrating the benefit delivery model to include workers’ comp […]

Engaging Your Employees in Their Recovery

There are several ways to maintain a better connection with injured or ill employees away from work and, in turn, empower them and simplify the process. At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, a session discussed the critical importance of engaging with your injured workers. The presenters included Kathy Tazic from Sedgwick and Jake Kelly from General […]

Zika Update

At the 2016 Illinois Self Insurers’ Association 38th Annual Educational Seminar and Membership Meeting, Christopher Dea, MD, Assistant Corporate Medical Director with Caterpillar, gave an update on Zika. In the United States, most confirmed cases of Zika have been travel related. There were some very-isolated cases of non-travel-related Zika in a section of Miami-Dade County, but […]

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