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April 03, 2020
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Hear from the experts: Tips for navigating the coronavirus

In just a few short months, the entire world has been flipped upside down, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forcing businesses around the world to shut down indefinitely or to quickly evolve the way they operate. The fallout includes dev…

April 03, 2020 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
April 02, 2020
Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
Are you prepared? Liability claims concerns during the coronavirus outbreak

We’re continuing the conversation about claims concerns during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with our professional liability and healthcare risk management team members. Read part one here: Are you prepared? Healthcare and liability concerns du…

April 02, 2020 by Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
April 01, 2020
Dr. Paul Peak, Pharm.D, Vice President, Clinical Pharmacy and Dr. Reema Hammoud, Pharm.D, BCPS, Assistant Vice President, Clinical Pharmacy
The answer for COVID-19 – or a prescribing risk?

Our pharmacists speak out on the use of hydroxychloroquine as an emerging treatment option and appropriate clinical guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak During the past several weeks, our pharmacy program team has been working to ensu…

April 01, 2020 by Dr. Paul Peak, Pharm.D, Vice President, Clinical Pharmacy and Dr. Reema Hammoud, Pharm.D, BCPS, Assistant Vice President, Clinical Pharmacy
March 31, 2020
Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Team Lead and Rebecca Sherman, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, Behavioral Health Specialist
How can we address unique challenges of injured and ill workers staying at home?

We are living in very challenging and surreal times. In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, countries, cities and states have instituted mandatory restrictions on public gatherings, closed non-essential businesses and given “stay-at-home” ord…

March 31, 2020 by Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Team Lead and Rebecca Sherman, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, Behavioral Health Specialist
March 30, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
States respond to the coronavirus: Latest disability and leave expansions

The coronavirus and ongoing COVID-19 outbreak have required state disability and leave programs to remain flexible and take action. We’ve been watching and sharing analysis as states quickly expand provisions to accommodate the new realities their wo…

March 30, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
March 27, 2020
Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
Are you prepared? Healthcare and liability concerns during the coronavirus outbreak

As a claims organization, it’s up to us to keep our clients and their customers informed on current issues and deliver peace of mind. The healthcare, product liability and life sciences space is constantly evolving, but we’re keeping an eye on the fo…

March 27, 2020 by Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
March 25, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Coronavirus update: New York sick leave, disability and family leave provisions

On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed emergency legislation guaranteeing job protection and pay for New Yorkers who have been quarantined as a result of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The law requires job-protected, employer-provided paid sic…

March 25, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
March 18, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
Coronavirus – statutory state updates

As we continue to track updates to workforce absence-related laws to support coronavirus (COVID-19) absences, we have created a statutory state chart as a resource to help make sense of the changes. The matrix includes scenarios to identify which ben…

March 18, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
March 14, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
What you need to know about coronavirus FMLA and paid sick leave provisions

UPDATE ALERT: Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Today, the Senate passed HR 6201 as approved by the House yesterday. President Trump signed into law at 8:30pm eastern. The bill will become law within 15 days. Within that time, rules will be…

March 14, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
March 13, 2020
Olivier Huet
Major & Complex Loss Adjuster, Finance Manager
Preparing for a flock of black swans

Lisez ceci en français Lessons learned from contingency planning against multiple risks Large-scale weather events such as windstorms, floods and droughts are becoming more frequent and less predictable, requiring more standardized but also agile r…

March 13, 2020 by Olivier Huet, Major & Complex Loss Adjuster, Finance Manager
March 13, 2020
Olivier Huet
Major & Complex Loss Adjuster, Finance Manager
Se préparer à une avalanche d’évènements aussi rares qu’improbables

Read the English version Leçons tirées de la planification d'urgence contre de multiples risques Les événements météorologiques à grande échelle tels que cyclones, inondations et sécheresses deviennent de plus en plus fréquents et de moins en moins…

March 13, 2020 by Olivier Huet, Major & Complex Loss Adjuster, Finance Manager
March 06, 2020
Doug Dell
Vice President & Director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
Creating impactful training programs to improve employee and client experiences

Much has been said about constructing training programs that enhance business performance, but the impact of training on the colleague deserves just as much attention. At a time when employee churn is at an all-time high, particularly in the insuranc…

March 06, 2020 by Doug Dell, Vice President & Director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
February 26, 2020
David North
President and CEO
In memoriam: Bob Young

The Sedgwick family has suffered a tremendous loss with the recent passing of our esteemed founder, Robert “Bob” Young, at the age of 83.   Bob’s transformational impact on the insurance industry cannot be overstated. Far ahead of his time…

February 26, 2020 by David North, President and CEO
February 20, 2020
Tom Kline
Senior Manager Risk Control Pooling
Practicing mindfulness to enhance your resiliency

My personal interest in mindfulness started on August 11, 2017 when my wife was diagnosed with a form of blood cancer in the bones. Stress on the entire family from the 18-month process of preparation for a stem cell transplant, the actual stem cell …

February 20, 2020 by Tom Kline, Senior Manager Risk Control Pooling
February 14, 2020
Kevin Burgher, B.Sc., CIP, C.Tech., EP, Vice President, EFI Global Canada and Ian Mendes, P.Eng., QPESA, Environmental Team Leader/Senior Project Engineer, EFI Global
Environmental Team Leader/Senior Project Engineer, EFI Global
Be careful what you do: Potential risks from illicit drug residue

As we continue to face an opioid crisis, insurance adjusters need to make health and safety a focus during the inspection of a claim. It is essential to be aware of the potential health risks you could be facing, as today there is a real possibility …

February 14, 2020 by Kevin Burgher, B.Sc., CIP, C.Tech., EP, Vice President, EFI Global Canada and Ian Mendes, P.Eng., QPESA, Environmental Team Leader/Senior Project Engineer, EFI Global, Environmental Team Leader/Senior Project Engineer, EFI Global