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November 08, 2022
Skot Penfold, head of building consultancy services, New Zealand
A look back at the Westport floods

More than one year ago, heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding in Westport, New Zealand. Swollen rivers burst their banks, and floodwaters cascaded right across the Buller District — damaging properties, roads and surrounding farmland. More …

November 08, 2022 by Skot Penfold, head of building consultancy services, New Zealand
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October 28, 2022
Josephine Copeland - SVP product design and strategy, Dr. Teresa Bartlett - managing director and Jason Bliss - SVP business development
National Comp recap

Staffing demands are top of mind for employers around the world and across all industries. How do we support claims examiners as case load increases, especially during a time when attracting and retaining talent is so difficult? Many employers have e…

October 28, 2022 by Josephine Copeland - SVP product design and strategy, Dr. Teresa Bartlett - managing director and Jason Bliss - SVP business development
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October 27, 2022
Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance
Accommodating cognitive limitations in the workplace

We know from scientific studies and anecdotal evidence that “brain fog” is among the most common symptoms of long COVID. According to the Solve Long COVID Initiative, 58% of people with post-COVID symptoms lasting seven months or longer have experien…

October 27, 2022 by Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Adam Morell, AVP, product compliance
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October 10, 2022
Rebecca Sherman
clinical behavioral health specialist
Mental wellness: awareness to action

Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, a time designated for education around mental health issues and mobilizing efforts to support people around the globe. This topic is important to me not only because I’m a licensed clinical social worker and claims…

October 10, 2022 by Rebecca Sherman, clinical behavioral health specialist
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October 04, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
What does post-pandemic look like? More oversight all around

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business world in numerous ways. Virtual meetings, remote work schedules, travel restrictions, and supply chain volatility are just a few examples of the new reality we’ll inevitably face ongoing. To that list yo…

October 04, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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September 06, 2022
Max Koonce
chief claims officer
Considerations for the future of workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation’s original premise, the “Grand Bargain”, has remained consistent since its inception in the early 20th century. There have been exceptions and variations to the definition of disease and injury coverage, types of benefits and to…

September 06, 2022 by Max Koonce, chief claims officer
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April 18, 2022
Ryan Gooley
With the FDA’s latest recall guidance, mock recalls are now a must

As COVID-19 begins to subside, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), like other federal agencies is shifting its focus away from the pandemic and back toward more routine issues. As an example, the FDA recently published its final guidance out…

April 18, 2022 by Ryan Gooley
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April 13, 2022
Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Max Koonce, chief claims officer
Long COVID cases in the workforce — and what employers should be doing about it

Long COVID is an umbrella term for cases in which people experience symptoms related to COVID-19 long after the standard expected recovery period. According to the World Health Organization definition, symptoms “generally have an impact on everyday f…

April 13, 2022 by Bryon Bass, SVP, workforce absence, and Max Koonce, chief claims officer
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March 11, 2022
Julie Ross, International business development director and Luke Evans, business development manager
European recalls rose in 2021 despite COVID-19 disruptions

As we enter the third calendar year of the COVID-19 pandemic, regulators are adapting to the “new normal.” As reported in our latest edition of the recall index report, product recalls rose by over a quarter (25.5%) across key European industries in …

March 11, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director and Luke Evans, business development manager
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March 08, 2022
Adam Morell, JD
assistant vice president, product compliance
Work from home, vaccine and litigation trends in 2022

The crystal ball for the remainder of 2022 shows us that trends around work from home, vaccine mandates and litigation are sure to evolve. How can employers prepare? Work from home: A game changer for employees with a disability Before the pa…

March 08, 2022 by Adam Morell, JD, assistant vice president, product compliance
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March 04, 2022
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Recall index sees lingering COVID-19 challenges for all key industries in 2022

While regulators and business leaders enter the third calendar year of COVID-19, some new challenges are emerging atop the lingering supply chain and service issues brought on by the pandemic. The Biden administration continues to push for more consu…

March 04, 2022 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
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March 03, 2022
Malcolm Dodge
VP risk services
The twilight zone: occupational health and safety during COVID-19

Do you remember “The Twilight Zone” that aired on TV in the early 1960s? Its famous theme music instantly drew viewers into the world of the surreal. At the beginning of each episode, Rod Serling spoke of moving into another dimension of sight, sound…

March 03, 2022 by Malcolm Dodge, VP risk services
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January 17, 2022
Max Koonce, Chief claims officer and Bryon Bass, SVP workforce absence
Vaccine mandate ruling points employers back to state and local guidance

On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration from implementing and enforcing a vaccine mandate on large businesses (defined as those with 100 or more employees). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), w…

January 17, 2022 by Max Koonce, Chief claims officer and Bryon Bass, SVP workforce absence
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December 10, 2021
Scott Westman
senior vice president, casualty operations
The further we go, the closer we get: Moving ahead in workers’ compensation

The further we get from the start of the pandemic, the more permanent the changes to the world of workers’ compensation become. New industry players have been introduced, business needs have been refined and program practices have evolved. Those who …

December 10, 2021 by Scott Westman, senior vice president, casualty operations
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November 18, 2021
Bo Petersson
PE, mechanical engineer, EFI Global
Much more than a lot of hot air: How ventilation assessments of HVAC systems can help reduce COVID-19 transmission

There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding the ways in which buildings can contribute or prevent the spread of COVID-19. Engineering professionals and other experts have indicated the transmission of COVID-19 can be reduced with changes to buildi…

November 18, 2021 by Bo Petersson, PE, mechanical engineer, EFI Global
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