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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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November 11, 2021
Lisa Frederick
quality assurance manager, Australia
How Sedgwick Australia has improved and elevated claims handling practices during COVID-19

After an extended battle with COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown, Australia is slowly beginning to lessen border restrictions and reopen its economy. A federal roadmap led the way — supported by an underlying framework created by the states and …

November 11, 2021 by Lisa Frederick, quality assurance manager, Australia
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November 08, 2021
Leon Briggs
head of property & national executive adjuster, Australia
COVID-19 Australia update: Surprises in the detail of the Second Test Case Judgment

In most court decisions there can be surprises, and one could say that the decision of Jagot J in the Second COVID-19 Insurance Test Case had its own share of the unexpected. In reviewing the decision in the Second Test Cases, the aspects that relate…

November 08, 2021 by Leon Briggs, head of property & national executive adjuster, Australia
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November 04, 2021
Brian McDonald
ACII APCIP, head of fraud engagement
The challenge for commercial landlords amid COVID-19

Property investors and commercial landlords want and need tenants who will respect and occupy their units while paying the agreed rent on time. That’s a fact. If one tenant leaves, they maintain their investment — generally safe in the knowledg…

November 04, 2021 by Brian McDonald, ACII APCIP, head of fraud engagement
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October 31, 2021
Diego Ascani
Chief executive officer, Australia
Evolving workforce challenges in Australia: Local needs and global solutions

With its wide array of mountains, rain forests, beaches and deserts, Australia offers wide interest and appeal to those from around the world. The impact of the pandemic has changed our lives, work and the vacation destination on a scale never seen b…

October 31, 2021 by Diego Ascani, Chief executive officer, Australia
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October 21, 2021
Kimberley Daley
Head of professional services Australia
Australia update: Business interruption policy response to COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, there has been intense interest in the extent to which business interruption policies would respond to claims for business losses arising from COVID-19. In September 2020, Sedgwick published an extensive…

October 21, 2021 by Kimberley Daley, Head of professional services Australia
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October 14, 2021
Andrew Berg
AVP, Operations
Mental health-related absence: Trends and predictions

Employee mental health is becoming a greater focus among business leaders as it can significantly impact organizational productivity and performance. Production demands, financial worries and chronic pain — not to mention the uncertainty around…

October 14, 2021 by Andrew Berg, AVP, Operations
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