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February 25, 2021
Adam Morell
Director, National Technical Compliance, ADA Accommodations, Sedgwick
The cognitive effects of COVID-19

A little over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the overriding consensus is that this is far from over. As of February 25, 2021, more than 28 million people have been infected in the U.S. alone. And, while the vaccination rollout has accelerated i…

February 25, 2021 by Adam Morell, Director, National Technical Compliance, ADA Accommodations, Sedgwick
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February 19, 2021
Max Koonce
Chief Claims Officer
COVID-19 vaccinations and workers’ compensation

Today’s COVID-19 environment continues to present unique questions within the workers’ compensation industry. Initially, questions focused on compensability of what some qualify as an “ordinary disease of life.” Many states enacted presumption laws o…

February 19, 2021 by Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer
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February 05, 2021
Leon Briggs
Head of forensic advisory services, New Zealand
Flogging a dead hotel

What’s next for insurers following the recent UK Supreme Court ruling? Earlier this year, the UK Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated decision on insurers’ obligations under policies providing non-physical damage business interruption co…

February 05, 2021 by Leon Briggs, Head of forensic advisory services, New Zealand
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January 08, 2021
Bryon Bass
SVP Workforce Absence
Out-thinking COVID-19: Mental health strategies

Whether or not we have tested positive, we have all been impacted by COVID-19. Who hasn’t stared at the ceiling late at night and wondered: How will my body react if I contract COVID-19? How can I prevent the spread of the virus to my family if I am …

January 08, 2021 by Bryon Bass, SVP Workforce Absence
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December 31, 2020
Global perspective on pharma and medical device recalls during the COVID-19 crisis

The global response to the coronavirus crisis put a bright spotlight on the complexity of global supply chains. But not only in the traditional, “behind-the-scenes” way we think about companies sourcing inputs, component parts and ingredients. It als…

December 31, 2020
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December 17, 2020
John Brockschmidt, SVP, Pooling; Russ Hocutt, SVP, Ohio TPA Operations; Jody Moses, Managing Director, Public Entities; Frank Pagnatta, SVP, CareWorks Comp
4 ways Ohio employers can make the most of recent BWC dividends

In November, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) agreed to issue $5 billion in dividends to qualifying Ohio employers to ease the financial pressures created by COVID-19. This is the third dividend declared and paid in 2020, bringing the t…

December 17, 2020 by John Brockschmidt, SVP, Pooling; Russ Hocutt, SVP, Ohio TPA Operations; Jody Moses, Managing Director, Public Entities; Frank Pagnatta, SVP, CareWorks Comp
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December 14, 2020
Vaccines are being rolled out, but will refrigeration cause recalls?

The world’s population has been waiting for the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine since early 2020 – and after phenomenal progress, some are now in the initial phases of rollout.One key issue to note is that pharmaceuticals have a relatively delicat…

December 14, 2020
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December 11, 2020
Leah Cooper, Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology; Steve Elliott, Senior Vice President, IT Applications; Kathy Tazic, Managing Director, Client Services
Making predictions in the midst of uncertainty

It’s safe to say it’s been a year chock full of surprises — unanticipated events, unforeseen circumstances and some unimaginable outcomes. As we close in on 2021 (and, perhaps hopefully, begin to close the door on the challenges of 2020), it’s …

December 11, 2020 by Leah Cooper, Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology; Steve Elliott, Senior Vice President, IT Applications; Kathy Tazic, Managing Director, Client Services
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December 04, 2020
Ericka DeBruce
VP Engagement, Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility
Spreading hope for the year ahead

As I prepared to write this year’s season of giving blog, I reflected on how, every year, I think there can’t be a way to top the year before—whether professionally, personally, within my community or in the world. However, for me, this year ha…

December 04, 2020 by Ericka DeBruce, VP Engagement, Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility
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December 02, 2020
The expanding use of presumption in workers' compensation: Grand bargain at risk?

Presented by RIMS and Sedgwick, this webinar covers: the micro- and macro-economic impacts of COVID-19 as legislators, politicians, and regulators take actions that extend workers’ compensation benefits; the impacts that include the potentially signi…

December 02, 2020
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December 01, 2020
Amanda Combs
Recall consultant
Here’s what you need to know about fraudulent claims and phony COVID-19 products

From teas and essential oils to drugs, faulty masks, and other medical products, COVID-19 has brought a wave of deceptive marketing and fraud.Early on in the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

December 01, 2020 by Amanda Combs, Recall consultant
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November 27, 2020
Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions, Sedgwick UK
COVID-19 and Brexit – Supply chain challenges ahead

As we head into winter, and the end of a second UK lockdown, the focus remains on containing the spread of the coronavirus. Add the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, which will undoubtedly impact on labour resources across the entire construction ind…

November 27, 2020 by Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions, Sedgwick UK
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November 18, 2020
Donny Phillips, Business Development Manager and Heather Vogus, VP, Operations
Unemployment taxes, fraudulent claims and identity theft

As we approach unemployment tax season, the uncertainties around COVID-19 will only increase. How will the pandemic impact 2021 unemployment taxes? What about the years that follow? And in addressing unemployment, how can employers avoid fraud and id…

November 18, 2020 by Donny Phillips, Business Development Manager and Heather Vogus, VP, Operations
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November 06, 2020
Shelley Beasley
Marine Surveyor, Head of Marine NZ
COVID-19 repercussions for exporters, importers and insurers

Between delays and temperature exposures, event cancelations and general uncertainties around COVID-19, the marine industry has had its fair share of challenges during the pandemic. As restrictions continue to develop, many importers and exporters ar…

November 06, 2020 by Shelley Beasley, Marine Surveyor, Head of Marine NZ
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October 30, 2020
Bo Petersson
PE, Mechanical Engineer, EFI Global
Strategies to optimize your HVAC system during the pandemic

A guide for employers, public entities, schools and more There is a great deal of uncertainty today regarding our health and the health of those around us. This concern remains true for occupants of our buildings, whether they be students we are e…

October 30, 2020 by Bo Petersson, PE, Mechanical Engineer, EFI Global
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