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January 10, 2023
Jody Moses - managing director, client services and Meredith Campbell - executive general adjuster
Public entity "must dos" to prepare for a catastrophe

Public entities can't eliminate all property hazards, but it is possible to avoid a disaster turning into a nightmare with the right plan in place. In this podcast, we are joined by Jody Moses, managing director of client services and Meredith Campbe…

January 10, 2023 by Jody Moses - managing director, client services and Meredith Campbell - executive general adjuster
January 09, 2023
Wayne Mitchell
global director, sales and marketing
Cybersecurity threats in the automotive industry

In the past decade, legislators and federal agencies have introduced legislation to counter cyberattacks across many industries, including automotive. With the rise of autonomous vehicles, a variety of concerns have been laid out as several third-par…

January 09, 2023 by Wayne Mitchell, global director, sales and marketing
January 05, 2023
Dean Harding-Dempster
technical practice group lead, building consultancy division
Tackling the challenges of basement flooding

The number of basement constructions and conversions have dramatically increased in recent years. Adding a basement is a more cost-effective way to provide additional space than moving or upsizing and adds significantly to the overall property value.…

January 05, 2023 by Dean Harding-Dempster, technical practice group lead, building consultancy division
December 29, 2022
Kathy Tazic
managing director client services
View 22 roundup

As we wrap up 2022, we’re presented with an opportunity to reflect on the new and unexpected challenges our clients faced this year — and their flexibility and resilience along the way. Employers, risk management and human resource professional…

December 29, 2022 by Kathy Tazic, managing director client services
December 27, 2022
Mark Buckingham
recall advisor
A decline in European product recalls — and what businesses need to know

According to our latest European product recall index report, the overall number of recall events in Europe fell 8.8% in the third quarter, compared to Q2. The pharmaceutical sector experienced the greatest decline, registering 25.0% fewer events. Th…

December 27, 2022 by Mark Buckingham, recall advisor
December 22, 2022
Chris Mayo - senior vice president, operations | James Paprocki - managing director | Clint Christman - vice president, client services
Cultivating concierge-level service

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, our industry has adopted technology more rapidly. As a result, we’ve found new opportunities to incorporate digital solutions that streamline and enhance the claims process — from field apps to intuitiv…

December 22, 2022 by Chris Mayo - senior vice president, operations | James Paprocki - managing director | Clint Christman - vice president, client services
December 20, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
A record-breaking year for U.S. product recalls — and what businesses can do about it

As supply chains become more disrupted ,regulatory environments more complex, and economic forecasts more uncertain than ever before, companies face increased product liability concerns and exposures. According to our latest U.S. recall index report,…

December 20, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
December 19, 2022
Chris Frechette
vice president, liability practice
Reevaluating no-fault auto insurance: a tale of two PIP states

The promise of savings and disenchantment with the time and cost of litigating automobile claims in the courts gave rise to “personal injury protection” (PIP) and a “no-fault” approach to auto insurance in the 1970s. Under this system, the injured pa…

December 19, 2022 by Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
December 15, 2022
Guest author: Jamie Cartwright
Spotlight: The evolving regulatory landscape for the toy industry

Foreword by Chris Occleshaw, international product recall consultant at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of Spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers an…

December 15, 2022 by Guest author: Jamie Cartwright
December 14, 2022
Beau Bishop, SVP, catastrophe operations, Mark Della Giustina, VP, building consulting services, and John Gragson, SVP, operations
Hurricane Ian: strategic preparation, critical response

After plowing through the Caribbean, Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida on Sept. 28 as a dangerous Category 4 storm. The catastrophic event took the lives of nearly 150 people and caused an estimated $70 billion in property damage in th…

December 14, 2022 by Beau Bishop, SVP, catastrophe operations, Mark Della Giustina, VP, building consulting services, and John Gragson, SVP, operations
December 13, 2022
David Berrey, chief compliance officer
Business continuity in an unpredictable world

Our complex global economy is fraught with uncertainty. Companies today must contend with numerous factors beyond their control that jeopardize their ability to conduct business as usual. The past few years have brought new levels of volatility to an…

December 13, 2022 by David Berrey, chief compliance officer
December 12, 2022
David Gear
director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Tales and costs of the unexpected: when the level of cover is not enough

Many adjusters have found themselves in a common situation: whilst building sums insured and/or declared values are initially considered adequate, after testing, they are ultimately found to be insufficient. This is often due to adverse factors and u…

December 12, 2022 by David Gear, director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
December 09, 2022
Milly Karlsen – teamleder, motorskade-avdeling
Nye regler - Slik skal skader på el-sparkesykler behandles fra 1. januar

Les den engelske versjonen.El-sparkesykler er noe vi er blitt stadig mer vant til å se. Flere kommersielle aktører har etablert seg, i bybildet og i boligstrøk, med fremkomstmidler som kan leies enkelt ved bruk av en app på mobiltelefonen. I tillegg …

December 09, 2022 by Milly Karlsen – teamleder, motorskade-avdeling
December 09, 2022
Milly Karlsen - team leader, motor accident, Norway
New year, new e-scooter liability rules and regulations

Read this in Norwegian. Electric scooters (or e-scooters) have become increasingly popular. Several commercial operators have established themselves — in cities and residential areas — as a method of transportation that can be rented usi…

December 09, 2022 by Milly Karlsen - team leader, motor accident, Norway
December 07, 2022
Mason Bartleson, VP, process design and operational excellence, and Scott Richardson, EVP, property loss adjusting
Three pillars of innovative property claims management

Insurance carriers are continually looking for ways to process claims faster without sacrificing quality and to improve the claims experience for their valued policyholders. Many have turned to the burgeoning field of insurtech but have encountered c…

December 07, 2022 by Mason Bartleson, VP, process design and operational excellence, and Scott Richardson, EVP, property loss adjusting