January 20, 2018

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

Sedgwick Navigating 2018

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. At 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…[Continue Reading]

Driving On-Demand Connections to Care

One Call

As patient-centric technology becomes more mainstream, providing flexible, on-demand access to healthcare remains a top priority at One Call. Injured workers demand real-time connections to care, improved patient engagement and quicker outcomes. One Call is taking the driver’s seat in the workers’ compensation industry, changing the landscape…[Continue Reading]

The Ridesharing Safety Zone

One Call

What if you had the ability to schedule non-emergent, on demand transportation for your patients? What if you could have more transparency, and provide increased safety with better wait times to and from appointments? Relay Transportation, a web-based application augmented by One Call’s propriety network and customer contact center…[Continue Reading]

The Opioid Pipeline: Why Opioid Management Is More Important Than Ever


By the latest CDC tally, the year 2015 saw more than 33,000 opioid overdose deaths, two-thirds of which were attributed to prescription opioids. More than ever these statistics crystalize the need to explore and develop alternative chronic pain therapies. However pharmaceutical companies continue to invest in the development of new opioid products…[Continue Reading]

A New Approach to Healthcare is on the Horizon


Imagine having a single resource for all of your questions related to medical treatment and billing, workers’ compensation and disability claims, and leave of absence concerns. Health assistants soon will fill this new role as a part of employee benefit programs. Employees participating in their employer’s plan will be assigned an assistant…[Continue Reading]

OSHA Reporting Requirements Are Changing – Are You Ready?


Meeting regulatory requirements for OSHA recordkeeping can be a significant challenge for workers’ compensation teams. With the release of OSHA’s Final Rule on electronic reporting, centralized recordkeeping becomes a key strategy for employers to meet their new obligations. Is your workers’ compensation team ready for this…[Continue Reading]

Insights for 2017


2017 is here and poised to challenge and change our industry in many ways. Key areas in the spotlight for the coming year include good health empowerments, regulation transformations, consumer-centric progressions, risk circumventions and tech modernisms. I think we can all agree technological advances are moving at an…[Continue Reading]

Quality IME: A Vital Claims Management Tool


When a complex injury case is in dispute, an Independent Medical Examination (IME) has long been the tool in our claims management arsenal to bring about resolution. IMEs help resolve a number of issues. They can assist in determining if the claimant’s condition was caused by the workplace incident; if a recommended course of treatment is…[Continue Reading]

Building Telemedicine Programs for Workers’ Compensation


Telemedicine services designed for workers’ compensation and group health plans will have similar benefits, but there are many additional components that must be included to provide a quality program for patients with workplace injuries. Telemedicine services include clinical consultations with nurses via telephone and virtual physician visits using…[Continue Reading]

Listen Up: What You Can Learn About the Industry in 3-4 Minutes


In our workers’ compensation world, there are an ever-increasing number of media sources trying to grab our attention. Whether in the form of a magazine article, LinkedIn post, webinar or whitepaper, the industry is blessed to have so many important information vehicles to help you deliver the best services to injured workers. While more is often better, it doesn’t solve a significant problem many of us face: time. How can we keep up…[Continue Reading]

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