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September 29, 2023
Ryan Gooley
recall consultant
FDA delays enforcement of DSCSA traceability requirements

Responding to stakeholder concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will establish a one-year stabilization period for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) traceability requirements to ensure continuity of the supp…

September 29, 2023 by Ryan Gooley, recall consultant
September 28, 2023
Kenneth Christie
senior marine surveyor
Commercial hull and machinery claim assessments: anchoring the foundations of marine insurance

In the vast expanse of the maritime world — where unpredictable seas and unforeseen circumstances collide — marine insurance emerges as a vital safeguard for vessel owners and operators. At the heart of marine insurance lies the intricate…

September 28, 2023 by Kenneth Christie, senior marine surveyor
September 27, 2023
Emily Chang, catastrophe and hotel relations manager, and Danielle Thomas, senior operations manager, temporary housing
Caring for our temporary housing colleagues, so they can take care of customers

When you think about first responders, what image comes to mind? For many, it’s police, firefighters, paramedics or 911 operators. Those in the insurance industry may see loss adjusters assessing damage. Unless you work in our field, it’s unlikely yo…

September 27, 2023 by Emily Chang, catastrophe and hotel relations manager, and Danielle Thomas, senior operations manager, temporary housing
September 26, 2023
FDA shares update on its dietary supplement program amidst continued focus on the category

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to work through the redesign of its organizational structure into one unified Human Foods Program (HFP) and recently highlighted its dietary supplements program as a critical priority. In an upd…

September 26, 2023
September 26, 2023
Max Koonce
chief claims officer
Stabilizing litigation in a volatile world

The frequency of litigation in liability insurance claims is increasing incrementally as impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic subside. While litigation remains a small percentage of overall claim volume, the cost of resolving those claims is disproportio…

September 26, 2023 by Max Koonce, chief claims officer
September 25, 2023
Aaron Lyons, home emergency network director and Steve Powell, EVP, loss adjustment property
Shifting the supply chain focus

Supply chain disruption stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an effect on the movement and availability of goods worldwide. While there are signs of recovery — factories have reopened, transit rates are down — inventory l…

September 25, 2023 by Aaron Lyons, home emergency network director and Steve Powell, EVP, loss adjustment property
September 25, 2023
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
UK Government under pressure to develop regulations for artificial intelligence

In late August, UK Members of Parliament criticised the UK government for failing to lead in regulating artificial intelligence (AI). The criticism came ahead of an AI summit the UK government is hosting in November, and followed the release of a gov…

September 25, 2023 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
September 21, 2023
Captain Eduardo Alcaraz
senior marine surveyor
From sea to sea: Preparing your cargo for safe import or export

In the world of international trade, shipping cargo across seas is a common practice that involves careful planning and preparation to ensure the safe arrival of goods. Whether you're exporting products to distant markets or importing materials for y…

September 21, 2023 by Captain Eduardo Alcaraz, senior marine surveyor
September 21, 2023
Lauren Glover
specialist care manager, UK, Sedgwick
Showing vulnerable customers how caring counts in claims

For anyone dealing with a property damage loss, it can be inconvenient at best and traumatizing and life-altering at worst. But for those who are already vulnerable, the experience can be exponentially more difficult. In commemoration of World Alzhe…

September 21, 2023 by Lauren Glover, specialist care manager, UK, Sedgwick
September 20, 2023
David Gibson
partner, forensic accounting services
Service Target Performance Incentive Scheme (STPIS) claims: here today, gone tomorrow?

In recent years, we have seen an increase in claims across Australia made by electricity distributors for financial loss resulting from third-party damage to their infrastructure. The most significant part of these losses commonly relates to a regula…

September 20, 2023 by David Gibson, partner, forensic accounting services
September 20, 2023
OSHA’s latest workforce protection efforts — and what employers must do to comply

Contributing experts: Jeff Byxbe, senior risk services consultant and Michael Dougherty, director, risk services As is expected for the tenure of a Democratic president, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (…

September 20, 2023
September 18, 2023
Adam Fisher
chief data officer
Transforming data into action

We know that transparent and robust data helps drive the best claims outcomes, but many employers have discovered that while the data is available, without the right partner, it can be difficult to get to the actionable information needed to drive im…

September 18, 2023 by Adam Fisher, chief data officer
September 15, 2023
David Stills
SVP, carrier and risk practice
Hard insurance market or just a new norm?

Insurance is an effective financial tool allowing entities to transfer risk to a third party, providing protection from profit and loss (P&L) volatility and enabling growth by allowing other risks to be absorbed, while insurable risks are hedged. Oft…

September 15, 2023 by David Stills, SVP, carrier and risk practice
September 14, 2023
David Setzkorn
senior vice president workforce absence and disability practice leader
School is back in session: Here’s how employers can prepare for unexpected absences

As we transition from the dog days of summer into the beauty that is fall foliage, many employees are preparing for one of the biggest fall activities in their household: children going back to school. According to a recent article in Employee Benefi…

September 14, 2023 by David Setzkorn, senior vice president workforce absence and disability practice leader
September 14, 2023
Dr. Reema Hammoud
AVP, clinical pharmacy
Pharmacy trends: pain management in workers’ compensation

Pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American healthcare providers write 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication each yea…

September 14, 2023 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, AVP, clinical pharmacy