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Impact of Natural Disasters on Risk Management

The impact of natural disasters goes far beyond property damage. See how disasters can dramatically impact your workforce, supply chain & business operations in this latest article by Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick. View the article…

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management

In their latest article, Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick, argue that the workers’ compensation industry’s drugs-first approach to chronic pain needs to be replaced with a hard look at psychological factors. View the full article here.

Tom Hebson — Captive Insurance Person of Interest

Since many captive insurers were initially formed to provide workers’ compensation insurance, Captive.com interviewed Tom Hebson, Vice President of Large Guaranteed Cost Workers’ Compensation & Captive Services, to get his take on the current state of the market. View the full article here.

2018 Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch

Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, joined forces with Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick, to identify 20 important workers’ compensation trends that should be on everyone’s radar for 2018. View the full article on Insurance Thought Leadership.  

Holiday Hurry Leads to Workers’ Comp Flurry

The holiday season’s demands on the retail, packing and shipping sectors elevate workers’ compensation risks. Don Enke, Assistant Vice President – Risk Control, spoke with Business Insurance about the risks related to worker fatigue and insufficient training of seasonal workers. View the full article here.

Lives Reclaimed: Understanding the Hurdles Faced by Injured Workers

In this article, published in National Underwriter/PC 360, Mark Walls, VP of Communications & Strategic Analysis, partners with Kimberly George of Sedgwick to highlight three personal stories of injured workers who, with the right care, were empowered to achieve positive outcomes. View the full article here.  

The Myth of Predictive Analytics

In his latest article with WorkCompWire, Mark Walls, Vice President of Communications & Strategic Analysis, addresses the popular topic of predictive analytics in workers’ compensation. He explains that it is not the predictive analytics, themselves, that are going to improve claims outcomes. It is how you use the predictive analytics…

Implementing Medical Marijuana into Workers’ Compensation

The medical marijuana train is coming down the tracks, so to speak. It is time for the workers’ compensation industry to begin fully understanding it, determine guidelines to control it and prepare to implement it into programs. Sherri Hickey, Assistant Vice President of Medical Management, sheds some light as to…

Building a Rock Solid Risk Control Plan

You are now assigned safety and risk management duties for your organization. Now what? Where do you start? Ariel Jenkins, Director – Risk Control, provides an overview in his latest article on PRIMA’s blog. View the full article here.

Demand for Impairment Training High as Employers Prep for Marijuana Law

Employers are requesting marijuana “impairment detection training” as they grapple with balancing anti-discrimination provisions in the recreational marijuana laws with their missions to maintain safe workplaces. Mark Walls, Vice President of Communications & Strategic Analysis, discussed the difficulty this is causing employers in a recent interview with Business Insurance. View the…

Safety National Hosts Medical Marijuana Webinar, Local Carriers Talk Marijuana Policy

Safety National recently hosted a webinar where all panelists agreed that carriers need to get into the habit of anticipating the use of medical marijuana in claims and develop policy around it. The Louisiana Comp Blog featured highlights from the webinar. View the full article here.

Opioids are Just One Pharmaceutical Issue Facing Workers’ Comp Programs

The opioid crisis receives a lot of attention, however, there are other significant pharmaceutical issues in workers’ compensation that have been getting far less attention than opioids. Sherri Hickey, Assistant Vice President – Claims, discusses this issue with WCI in their latest article, “Opioids are Just One Pharmaceutical Issue Facing…