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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
February 08, 2020
Joe Rodriguez
Senior Manager Risk Control
Safety in the agricultural industry: How can we change the mindset?

Owners in the agricultural industry are faced with many safety exposures, but there are proactive steps to take in reducing those exposures. Injuries do not have to be the cost of doing business. But how can we change the mindset and make a measurabl…

February 08, 2020 by Joe Rodriguez, Senior Manager Risk Control
January 31, 2020
Doug Dell
Vice President & Director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
ADAS and the future of transportation claims

Technology advancements can present challenges in any industry, but the benefits and opportunities often outweigh them. Recently in the automotive space, we’ve noticed a greater demand for claims adjusting support involving the deployment of advanced…

January 31, 2020 by Doug Dell, Vice President & Director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
January 28, 2020
Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick UK and Leon Briggs, National Chief Adjuster, Major and complex loss, Sedgwick New Zealand
Coronavirus outbreak: What businesses should know regarding coverage

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, originating in Wuhan in China, has been widely reported in the media and there’s a handy summary of what we know about it so far on the Sedgwick blog. The world has already seen more than 2,000 reported cases…

January 28, 2020 by Damian Glynn, Director, Head of Financial Risks, Sedgwick UK and Leon Briggs, National Chief Adjuster, Major and complex loss, Sedgwick New Zealand
January 23, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Coronavirus outbreak: What we know so far

Last month’s mystery virus in Wuhan, China has officially made its way to the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first case of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S. was announced on January 21,…

January 23, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
January 16, 2020
Kathy Tazic
Managing Director Client Services
Conversation threads for 2020

Sedgwick’s industry experts and thought leaders are committed to keeping our clients informed on emerging trends and industry news. We’re excited to introduce our list of “Conversation threads for 2020,” which highlights the topics and trends that em…

January 16, 2020 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services