Sedgwick CMS Enhances Juris(R) Claims Information System

April 2, 2003

Memphis-based Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) announces additional capabilities for its JURIS(R) claims management information system including new features for the integrated administration of worker absence programs such as FMLA and workers’ compensation, automated OSHA determination and reporting, and upgraded financial controls for reserving and funding activities.

“Recent enhancements to JURIS address three urgent business priorities for large employers and their stakeholders: efficient allocation of workforce resources, control of costs and liabilities associated with regulatory compliance, and scrupulous trusteeship of funds,” said David A. North, president and CEO of Sedgwick CMS.

* Integrated employee absence and FMLA administration: To the manager responsible for meeting enterprise workforce requirements, employee absences due to family leave have no less impact than absences arising from injuries or illnesses. JURIS now enables employers to make better use of employees’ time by coordinating the tracking and administration of STD, LTD, workers’ compensation, FMLA and other employee absence programs.

* Automated OSHA determination and reporting: JURIS reduces
administrative costs and minimizes the possibility of error by automatically determining whether workers’ compensation claims are OSHA-recordable and by forwarding required information for inclusion in system-generated OSHA reports.

* Control of claims account funding and claim reserving: JURIS now
enables clients to better manage cash, current expenses and future
obligations by flagging for review any payments that exceed pre-funding guidelines for claims accounts, and by providing automatic notification of incurred reserves that exceed customized parameters.

Sedgwick CMS offers clients the option of on-line access to claims
information and JURIS capabilities, including recent enhancements,
through its viaOne(SM) Web-based suite of user-controlled data
management, analytical and reporting tools.

Sedgwick CMS will demonstrate the JURIS system at the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Conference in Chicago, April 6-10.

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