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This is the voice of our experts. Sedgwick is committed to continuous improvement, being open to new ideas, delivering value, and advancing our industry through the sharing of knowledge. Our bloggers provide unique insight and commentary on a wide range of issues facing employers today. We discuss the most important industry developments and emerging trends in workers’ compensation, liability, disability, benefits management, property and more – and we invite you to join the discussion.

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October 30, 2020
Keith Pokorny
Regional Vice President, EFI Global
Strategies to optimize your HVAC system during the pandemic

A guide for employers, public entities, schools and more There is a great deal of uncertainty today regarding our health and the health of those around us. This concern remains true for occupants of our buildings, whether they be students we are e…

October 30, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global
October 23, 2020
Kara Kahley
Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence
Taking back drugs is giving life, especially now

2020 is a year like no other. The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the significance of public health. Social distancing, masks, plexiglass barriers, hand sanitizer and contactless pickups have become parts of our everyday lives, and the importance…

October 23, 2020 by Kara Kahley, Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence
October 16, 2020
Dr. Reema Hammoud
Director Clinical Pharmacy
Psilocybin: From mysticism to healing

Imagine a drug that will take you on a mystical experience where you can ride a dragon or touch the stars, but imagine the same drug can suffocate you under quicksand or imprison you in a sea of volcanic ash. These experiences are not through the mec…

October 16, 2020 by Dr. Reema Hammoud, Director Clinical Pharmacy
October 09, 2020
Suzie Burdette, R.N., B.S.N, C.C.M.
VP Clinical Operations, Field Case Management
What companies need to know about nurse case managers

Regardless of how seriously a company takes workplace safety, accidents and injuries are bound to happen from time to time. When complex injuries occur, injured employees often need the support of someone to explain medical procedures, help develop c…

October 09, 2020 by Suzie Burdette, R.N., B.S.N, C.C.M. , VP Clinical Operations, Field Case Management
October 02, 2020
Nicolas Chabauty, Hub Manager & Expert, Major & Complex Loss, Sedgwick France and Damien Cloutour, Expert, Major & Complex Loss, Sedgwick France
Optimizing the identification of drought claims

Lisez ceci en français At a time of climate change, our team in France is seeing a high volume of potential drought-related claims. The number of regions in which the authorities have issued decrees on natural disasters is increasing and droughts ar…

October 02, 2020 by Nicolas Chabauty, Hub Manager & Expert, Major & Complex Loss, Sedgwick France and Damien Cloutour, Expert, Major & Complex Loss, Sedgwick France
October 02, 2020
Nicolas Chabauty, Manager de Hub MCL - Expert Entreprises Dommage Sud Ouest, Sedgwick France | Damien Cloutour, MCL - Expert Entreprises Dommage, Sedgwick France
Optimiser la qualification des dossiers secheresse et accélérer leur traitement

Read the English version A l’heure du dérèglement climatique, Sedgwick France enregistre une forte affluence de dossiers dans l’un de ses domaines d’activité : celui des sinistres potentiellement liés à la sécheresse. Le nombre de départements dan…

October 02, 2020 by Nicolas Chabauty, Manager de Hub MCL - Expert Entreprises Dommage Sud Ouest, Sedgwick France | Damien Cloutour, MCL - Expert Entreprises Dommage, Sedgwick France
September 28, 2020
Michael Lorms
Senior Manager Risk Control
Understanding chemical exposure during COVID-19

There has always been a need for managers and employees to be properly trained when handling chemicals in the workplace. However, enhanced sanitization and disinfection protocols for COVID-19 have resulted in the use of new chemicals in the workplace…

September 28, 2020 by Michael Lorms, Senior Manager Risk Control
September 18, 2020
Dr. Paul Peak
Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
Clinical studies: Finding the value and ignoring the noise

Just over 40 years ago, the New England Journal of Medicine published a five-sentence letter to the editor [1] that would be used to ignite one of the worst public health tragedies of our time. Written by a Massachusetts physician and graduate studen…

September 18, 2020 by Dr. Paul Peak, Assistant Vice President Clinical Pharmacy
September 11, 2020
Steve Powell
EVP, Specialty Operations
Calm during the storms

You might have heard it, thought it or said it out loud yourself in frustration – something like, “2020 is a disaster.” In real terms, this year has thrown more at us than usual, and for many it’s presented an unimaginable combination of hurdles to o…

September 11, 2020 by Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations
September 10, 2020
Andrew Robinson
Head of Product Liability and Recall
​Product recall, Brexit and COVID-19 – The triple threat to consumer safety

(Insurance POST) Product quality is essential to business survival, and yet these days it seems recalls are rarely out of the news. Mistakes happen and processes fail often resulting in disastrous consequences to the business and the brand. Given the…

September 10, 2020 by Andrew Robinson, Head of Product Liability and Recall
September 04, 2020
Charles McMartin
Director, Regional General Adjuster, Contents Solutions Division
Time and accuracy, scope and cost are critical in contents adjusting

After a commercial or residential property loss, the building’s physical damage is top of mind. But it’s equally as important to consider the contents inside that were likely destroyed and, as a result, unavailable for inspection. For over 30 years,…

September 04, 2020 by Charles McMartin, Director, Regional General Adjuster, Contents Solutions Division
August 28, 2020
Don Lipsy
AVP, National Technical Compliance, Managed Care Practice
Workers’ compensation health disparities in a post-COVID-19 environment

The inarguable fact of COVID-19 is that the coronavirus itself has been an indiscriminate and equal-opportunity tragedy on a global scale. Women and men, young and old, across the world and right next door, COVID-19 has impacted the way in which we l…

August 28, 2020 by Don Lipsy, AVP, National Technical Compliance, Managed Care Practice
August 21, 2020
Dan Ogale
Assistant Vice President Workers’ Compensation
Resilience and change management during changing times

Today, keeping up with the pace of change in business seems nearly impossible. The COVID-19 pandemic is continually testing each organization’s resilience skills and change management processes. Leaders are challenged with balancing business, client …

August 21, 2020 by Dan Ogale, Assistant Vice President Workers’ Compensation
August 14, 2020
Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Trending themes in building safety and repair

You may think you are prepared, but are you really prepared? As more organizations move from a planning phase to an active return to workplaces, schools, campuses and more, they are facing an urgent need to have resources at the ready from a building…

August 14, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
August 06, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Workforce Absence
Furlough FAQs

Among the many issues employers are facing in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 is the possibility of furloughs, temporary location closings and short-term layoffs. Not only are these actions devastating and challenging for individuals and teams, th…

August 06, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Workforce Absence