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September 02, 2022
Laura Delpiano - VP of operations, temporary housing and Mark Della Giustina - VP specialty services, principal building consultant
Strategic cost advantages to accurately estimating property loss downtime

After experiencing a property loss — especially during hurricane season — homeowners have difficulties finding temporary housing that doesn’t impact their normal daily routines. The short-term crunch of finding housing in an area with wid…

September 02, 2022 by Laura Delpiano - VP of operations, temporary housing and Mark Della Giustina - VP specialty services, principal building consultant
August 30, 2022
Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
The rise of e-scooters and electric vehicles: What does it mean for the claims industry?

As transportation technology progresses, issues of safety, fraud and liability will need continuous monitoring to match the changing landscape. Electric scooters (or e-scooters) are now a familiar sight on UK streets but are new enough that safety an…

August 30, 2022 by Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
August 29, 2022
Revel Boulon
senior marine surveyor/adjuster and leader, yacht practice
Navigating the waters of yacht coverage

While the word “yacht” may evoke images of leisure cruising and carefree living for many people, vessel owners know there is much to consider when it comes to protecting their maritime investment. This is particularly true for those who sail to, or k…

August 29, 2022 by Revel Boulon, senior marine surveyor/adjuster and leader, yacht practice
August 25, 2022
Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
Economic turmoil fuels the rising cost of auto claims

For more than two years, news of global economic fluctuation — driven by the fallout of COVID-19 and a variety of climatic, geopolitical and other factors — has dominated financial headlines. The automotive industry is, of course, not imm…

August 25, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
August 22, 2022
Carol ETCHEBARNE
managing director, France
Deteriorated, damaged property: Repair or replace?

Lisez ceci en français. What if the answer to more sustainable practices in the property industry was as simple as repairing and reusing? New technology, when combined with trained experts, could in fact reduce the amount of waste following a clai…

August 22, 2022 by Carol ETCHEBARNE, managing director, France
August 22, 2022
Carol ETCHEBARNE, Directrice générale de Sedgwick France
Détériorations immobilières, réparer plutôt que remplacer

Read the English version. Et si la réponse à des pratiques plus durables dans le secteur de l'immobilier était aussi simple que la réparation et le recyclage ? De nouvelles technologies, associées à l’intervention d’experts qualifiés, pourraient en …

August 22, 2022 by Carol ETCHEBARNE, Directrice générale de Sedgwick France
August 21, 2022
David Stills
senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
Embrace, elevate and expand your view at WCI 2022

All eyes on workers’ compensation… and a look at what’s next Workers’ compensation is comprised of multiple state systems, each with their own unique set of rules and regulations that are in constant flux. The definition of compensability is…

August 21, 2022 by David Stills, senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
August 18, 2022
Max Koonce
chief claims officer
Kick off to WCI 2022

The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) will celebrate the 76th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and the 33rd Safety & Health Conference in Orlando, Florida August 21-24. An array of stakeholders representing all facets of the in…

August 18, 2022 by Max Koonce, chief claims officer
August 17, 2022
Scott Alcock
corporate counsel and national human resources manager, New Zealand
The workplace revolution

The competition to attract and retain talent has never been more challenging, and it’s driving a global workplace revolution. The pandemic made everyone think long and hard about what really matters – work-life balance, pay, benefits and career oppor…

August 17, 2022 by Scott Alcock, corporate counsel and national human resources manager, New Zealand
August 15, 2022
Jillian Pancott
senior manager, forensic advisory services, Australia
Product recall claim costs: Is there a true standard?

Product recalls impact thousands of companies each year — putting people and brands at risk. The consequences to a company’s reputation, market share and bottom line can be devastating. While the cause behind recalls can vary widely — fro…

August 15, 2022 by Jillian Pancott, senior manager, forensic advisory services, Australia
August 12, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Sluit de Brand-opstalpolis nog aan bij de actualiteit?

In een wereld waar materiaal- en bouwkosten de pan uitreizen, bijna dagelijks nieuwe regelgeving wordt ingevoerd en de wens tot verduurzaming toeneemt, komen steeds meer verzekerden bij schade in de problemen met hun afgesloten opstalverzekering. Onz…

August 12, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
August 11, 2022
David Reed, global head of talent acquisition and Heather Lawley, global head of DEI & ESG
How to grow with the changing workforce

The labor force is constantly evolving, but the past several years have brought new and unexpected shifts in economic uncertainty, labor force dynamics and new modes of working. It isn’t growing, just a different mix. As the workforce continues to ch…

August 11, 2022 by David Reed, global head of talent acquisition and Heather Lawley, global head of DEI & ESG
August 10, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
Paving the way for improved recovery and return-to-work outcomes

When an employee is unable to work due to an illness or injury, early communication is key to improving recovery and return-to-work outcomes. In fact, research in Australia suggests that when contact is made with an injured worker within the first th…

August 10, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers compensation
August 09, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Golf drives a hard bargain

In response to an allegation, forensic investigators use a wide range of techniques to explain and prove the specific circumstances that led to an incident or a loss. Determining whether evidence is credible often requires an imaginative approach, bu…

August 09, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
August 05, 2022
Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
UK heat concerns weigh heavily on farmers

This summer, the UK has already witnessed the devastating effects exceedingly hot temperatures can have. The July heat wave proved the extent to which we are often ill-equipped to deal with these types of weather extremes, and many farmers struggled …

August 05, 2022 by Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK