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July 16, 2020
James McIntosh
National Manager-Technical Services, Building Consultancy Division, Sedgwick Australia
Defects in residential strata buildings? Take care not to overlook the most prevalent!

In recent times, the construction and strata industries across eastern Australia have shifted their focus away from leaking buildings and toward the highly publicised structural failures, fire separation and combustible materials. The attention is wa…

July 16, 2020 by James McIntosh, National Manager-Technical Services, Building Consultancy Division, Sedgwick Australia
July 10, 2020
Marcia Giesler, Affinity Business Development Director and Tom Hebson, Managing Director, Captive and Program Affinity
How can captives play a role in getting back to business during COVID-19?

With the recent spike in numbers, the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. And with a second wave of COVID-19 likely on its way later this year, many employers are recommitting to the planning and coverage of their businesses durin…

July 10, 2020 by Marcia Giesler, Affinity Business Development Director and Tom Hebson, Managing Director, Captive and Program Affinity
July 02, 2020
John Gragson, Senior Vice President, Catastrophe Operations Danny Miller, Executive Vice President, Loss Adjustment Property, Specialty Services Gail Oliver, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Property
A catastrophe within a catastrophe: Storm prep amid COVID-19

It’s hard to think about given our current environment, but it's important to remember just the same: Storm season is here. Hurricane season typically runs from early June through the end of November; data on ocean temperatures and related factors ar…

July 02, 2020 by John Gragson, Senior Vice President, Catastrophe Operations Danny Miller, Executive Vice President, Loss Adjustment Property, Specialty Services Gail Oliver, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Property
June 24, 2020
Andrea J. Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations, Sedgwick and Will Kimbrough, MD, MSPH, Senior Medical Director of Clinical Services, One Medical
Testing, tracking, talking: Additional strategies in the back to business toolkit

In Sedgwick’s recent blog, we discussed return to work strategies during the pandemic. Let’s keep the momentum going.  Business owners are asking many questions about how to bring employees back to the workplace in a way that is safe and p…

June 24, 2020 by Andrea J. Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations, Sedgwick and Will Kimbrough, MD, MSPH, Senior Medical Director of Clinical Services, One Medical
June 19, 2020
Christophe Friang
National Director, Sedgwick France
France: Rise of costs in construction and claims management expected post-confinement

Lisez ceci en français Following talks with various organizations and unions within the construction sector, the French government published in April a “Guide to health safety recommendations for the business continuity of construction in the midst …

June 19, 2020 by Christophe Friang, National Director, Sedgwick France
June 19, 2020
Christophe Friang
Directeur National, Sedgwick Direct France
Hausse des prix à venir dans la construction et la gestion des sinistres post-confinement

Read the English version Afin de pérenniser la continuité d’activité dans le secteur du bâtiment en France pendant le confinement, le gouvernement a mis en place dès le mois d’avril un « Guide de préconisations de sécurité sanitaire pour la con…

June 19, 2020 by Christophe Friang , Directeur National, Sedgwick Direct France
June 12, 2020
Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations; Beth Burry-Jackson, Vice President, Clinical Operations Vocational/Return to Work & Behavioral Health; Kimberly Wickert, Director, Vocational & Return to Work Services
Return to work strategies during the pandemic

Return to work is important at any time, but during the COVID-19 pandemic it is taking on a new dimension – what should be included in a return to work plan as we return to work? These unique circumstances have taught us all to rethink how we care fo…

June 12, 2020 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Managing Director, Clinical Operations; Beth Burry-Jackson, Vice President, Clinical Operations Vocational/Return to Work & Behavioral Health; Kimberly Wickert, Director, Vocational & Return to Work Services
June 03, 2020
Danny Miller
Executive Vice President, Loss Adjustment Property, Specialty Services
Beyond property: Coverage in a time of crisis

During tumultuous times, businesses run the risk of property damage and so much more. Now is an appropriate time to consider your current coverage and ensure you are prepared. Property coverage that extends beyond the building and its conte…

June 03, 2020 by Danny Miller, Executive Vice President, Loss Adjustment Property, Specialty Services
May 29, 2020
Ton Schox
Head Marine Continental Europe and Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader
How is COVID-19 impacting the marine industry?

COVID-19 is impacting a wide range of sectors and businesses at different levels. The marine industry is one of many, as 90% of the non-bulk world trade cargo is carried in containers. So what does that impact look like for individual companies and w…

May 29, 2020 by Ton Schox, Head Marine Continental Europe and Marine Specialist Practice Group Leader
May 22, 2020
Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Can you be sure your facility is clean and free of the coronavirus?

To be fair, the answer to this question — Can you be sure your facility is clean and free of the coronavirus (COVID-19)? — may not be “yes” for quite a while. But there are steps we can take to get as close to “yes” as possible. Every da…

May 22, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
May 14, 2020
Rich Wirth
Vice President Risk Control
Safe and sound: Pre-inspection site services

While COVID-19 has affected us all deeply, we see that businesses are strong and determined to emerge on the other side. Now is the time to build and execute a thoughtful and purposeful back-to-business strategy.  As organizations prepare …

May 14, 2020 by Rich Wirth, Vice President Risk Control
May 07, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
Virtual Wellness ZENter: Medical marijuana, hazy health and cloudy compliance

Has it ever been more important to be mindful, stay present and set a clear path for health and wellness than it is right now? For this year’s RIMS 2020 conference, Sedgwick had planned to invite attendees to join us in the annual Wellness ZENter, a …

May 07, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick and Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
May 01, 2020
Bob Peterson
President
Executive perspectives: Global trends and issues impacting risk management

It’s an understatement to say that a lot has changed in a very short time. It’s a very different world than when we started planning for a RIMS conference session on global trends and issues impacting risk management only a few short months ago. Ever…

May 01, 2020 by Bob Peterson, President
April 29, 2020
Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services and Brad Krauss, VP Business Development
3 key questions: Getting back to business after COVID-19

While we will miss seeing you at the Annual RIMS Conference & Exhibition in Denver, there has never been a more important time for us to connect or a more valuable message to share. The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected us all deepl…

April 29, 2020 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services and Brad Krauss, VP Business Development
April 27, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Becoming a trusted advisor to your leadership: Sedgwick virtual RIMS week

Achieving long-term success in risk management requires a vision, a plan and execution of established career goals. Central to such success is being viewed by your company’s leadership as not only knowledgeable, technically competent and reliable, bu…

April 27, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions