March 19, 2018

Navigating 2018: Charting Risk and Benefits Industry Trends For the Year

What trends should employers watch to stay ahead of the curve in 2018? Issues and strategies to navigate include: compounding global risks, shifting tide of policy, bridging the gaps, leveraging interdisciplinary care, and improving experience through technology.

Sedgwick Navigating 2018At Sedgwick, taking care of our clients and their employees and customers is very important to us. We recognize that 2018 will be a year of change in a variety of critical business areas. Each year, we lay out a roadmap of information to help our partners navigate key changes and emerging issues to remain current and compliant.

Our process this year has resulted in the Navigating 2018 list. Sedgwick’s thought leaders believe trends in the spotlight for the coming year will include important topics such as catastrophe planning and response efforts, policy compliance and drug control efforts, self-service options, improving on opportunities for careers in claims management, diversity and inclusion, interdisciplinary care and technology.

We are committed to helping clients prepare for industry changes by highlighting topics and trends like these that may impact their employees, customers and businesses. Our team will continue to monitor points of interest, share our expertise, and create solutions throughout the year in concert with our client partners.

Click on the topic you would like to read more about or click here to read our full Navigating 2018 list.

Compounding Global Risks

Shifting Tide of Policy

Bridging the Gaps

  • Racing toward self-service innovation
  • Supporting diversity and inclusion within claims management
  • Broadening the knowledge and capabilities of today’s claims professional
  • Read more about these trends>>

Leveraging Interdisciplinary Care

  • Putting whole health into practice
  • Capitalizing on the power of integrated resources
  • Exploring alternatives for pain management
  • Read more about these trends>>

Improving Experience Through Technology

  • Engaging workers throughout their recovery
  • Coding care
  • Moving beyond the predictive model
  • Expanding autonomous claims processing
  • Automating healthcare through artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic processes
  • Read more about these trends>>

To read more, visit our Navigating 2018 webpage. What areas do you think will be most important for your company in 2018?

-Kathryn Tazic, Managing Director Client Services, Sedgwick

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Sedgwick ConnectionFollow our Sedgwick Connection blog and visit our website throughout the year as we continue to investigate and offer new thought leadership in these areas of focus.

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About Kathryn Tazic
Ms. Tazic is a managing director of client services for Sedgwick. In her current role, she is responsible for program results and service execution across the company’s customer base. This includes both technical execution as well as ensuring that results are always improving. Kathryn joined Sedgwick in 1991 and has served in a variety of positions including client consulting director, national workers’ compensation practice leader, program architect and operations manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Technical Writing from the University of Illinois – Urbana.

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