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May 01, 2020
Bob Peterson
Group 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, Group 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
April 24, 2020
Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
Fire dangers and fraud – an unexpected impact of COVID-19

Compared to a few months ago, more people are staying at home. More people are cooking at home. More people are unemployed. More people are in economic stress. Because of these circumstances, people are faced with new challenges – and more kitchens a…

April 24, 2020 by Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
April 17, 2020
Lisa Orr
CPE, Sr. Human Factors Consultant
Working from home safely and effectively

So you’ve been sent home to work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the setup you quickly put together those few weeks ago now has you concerned about longer-term comfort, safety and productivity — especially as we look ahead t…

April 17, 2020 by Lisa Orr, CPE, Sr. Human Factors Consultant
April 08, 2020
Allison Daly
Vice President, Liability Practice
What will be the true cost of COVID-19 business interruption coverage challenges?

Getting through COVID-19 is proving to be a daunting task. Beyond the daily struggle of individuals and healthcare professionals facing health challenges and working to save lives, we are hit by the sobering reality of the economic impact of our coll…

April 08, 2020 by Allison Daly, Vice President, Liability Practice
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

On May 12, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the next round of COVID-19 response legislation.  The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act with over 1,800 pages and a $3 trillion price tag includes labor …

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