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July 16, 2020
James McIntosh
National Manager-Technical Services, Building Consultancy Division, Sedgwick Australia
Defects in residential strata buildings? Take care not to overlook the most prevalent!

In recent times, the construction and strata industries across eastern Australia have shifted their focus away from leaking buildings and toward the highly publicised structural failures, fire separation and combustible materials. The attention is wa…

July 16, 2020 by James McIntosh, National Manager-Technical Services, Building Consultancy Division, Sedgwick Australia
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May 22, 2020
Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Can you be sure your facility is clean and free of the coronavirus?

To be fair, the answer to this question — Can you be sure your facility is clean and free of the coronavirus (COVID-19)? — may not be “yes” for quite a while. But there are steps we can take to get as close to “yes” as possible. Every da…

May 22, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
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December 06, 2019
Rodney Milford
Partner, Forensic advisory services, Sedgwick Australia
Early bushfire season strikes Australia – what this means for businesses

In November, Australia experienced one of its worst series of bushfire events – with bushfires occurring concurrently across multiple states. At present in December, many of these fires are still burning and spreading to other regions. Of concern is …

December 06, 2019 by Rodney Milford, Partner, Forensic advisory services, Sedgwick Australia
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October 25, 2019
Chris Carlton
Director, Repair Solutions
Insurance Repair, Brexit, and the Elephant

Brexit has caused a lot of discussion around potential impacts, threats and mitigations. Like many organizations, we’ve been carefully monitoring the situation and talking to our building repair and restoration contractors about their views from the …

October 25, 2019 by Chris Carlton, Director, Repair Solutions
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August 02, 2019
Nicolas Chabauty
Hub Manager & Expert, Major & Complex Loss, Sedgwick France
Drought in France: How is the risk increasing?

Drought in France is now a high priority for insurance companies. Over the past few weeks, temperatures have soared and new measures are being put in place to deal with the phenomenon. The persistent heat has caused drought and water shortages with …

August 02, 2019 by Nicolas Chabauty, Hub Manager & Expert, Major & Complex Loss, Sedgwick France
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August 02, 2019
Nicolas Chabauty
Manager de Hub MCL - Expert Entreprises Dommage, Sedgwick France
Sécheresse en France: Pourquoi les risques augmentent-ils?

C’est dans un contexte de changement climatique global et impactant l’ensemble de la Société, que nous abordons le sujet de la sécheresse en France, d’un point de vue assurantiel. Ce sujet est désormais prioritaire pour les compagnies d’assurance. …

August 02, 2019 by Nicolas Chabauty, Manager de Hub MCL - Expert Entreprises Dommage, Sedgwick France
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July 26, 2019
Carlos Mantecas
MSc Forestry, Sedgwick Spain
European heat wave compounds wildfire danger

Less than one month after an historic heat wave gripped more than half of Europe, another far-reaching heat wave is leaving a lasting effect on many of the same locations this week, with at least 12 countries reaching record-setting temperatures. The…

July 26, 2019 by Carlos Mantecas, MSc Forestry, Sedgwick Spain
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May 24, 2019
Lauren Glover, Customer Care Manager for Sedgwick
Offering extra care to customers with dementia

I love solving problems. It’s a passion that I’m now thankful to be using as we pioneer a whole new approach to helping our most vulnerable customers at Sedgwick. I began my Sedgwick career with our team in Australia, and then joined the UK business…

May 24, 2019 by Lauren Glover, Customer Care Manager for Sedgwick
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October 12, 2018
Kim Krauss
SVP, Marketing and Communications
Undercover consumer

In what may be the closest I’ve ever come to an “Undercover Boss” moment in my life, I had a chance this week to experience Sedgwick’s property services on a personal level. The surge of hurricane activity in the state of Florida, most recently this …

October 12, 2018 by Kim Krauss, SVP, Marketing and Communications
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August 17, 2018
Kevin Williams
Head of Subsidence
Subsidence watch 2018

With locations around the world tracking record-setting temperatures and hazardous drought conditions persisting in places such as the Pacific Northwest, Scandinavia and parts of Australia, where the drought has been considered to be among the worst …

August 17, 2018 by Kevin Williams, Head of Subsidence
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July 19, 2018
Damian Glynn
Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
Espionage, terrorism and disruption: Coverage complexities in an era of uncertainty

Espionage, terrorism and disruption: Coverage complexities in an era of uncertainty Business owners are faced with scenarios today that would have been almost unthinkable just a year ago – or only in Tom Clancy novels from the 1980s. Yet, this year …

July 19, 2018 by Damian Glynn , Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
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January 04, 2018
Ed Reis
President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions, a Sedgwick company
Preventing frozen pipes during Winter Storm Grayson

You may need more than bread and milk on hand if the meteorological phenomenon known as Winter Storm Grayson turns out to be as intense as anticipated. The Weather Channel predicts that Grayson may bring the East Coast of the U.S. some of the heavies…

January 04, 2018 by Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions, a Sedgwick company
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December 14, 2017
Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E
Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Keep your holiday tree safe and bright

Beautiful, twinkling lights and the pine scent of a real holiday tree can be part of a cherished tradition that makes the season bright and festive for many. However, all too easily, the tree that may be decorating your living room can turn into a …

December 14, 2017 by Ron Langstaff, M.S., P.E, Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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September 21, 2017
Lee Powell, VP Complex Loss Division, Vericlaim Canada
Beyond property: What you need to know about EBI

Many business owners make assumptions about what is included under their property policy. Property policies are designed to cover damage to equipment caused by external means; however, in the case of an internal malfunction, are you covered? Equipm…

September 21, 2017 by Lee Powell, VP Complex Loss Division, Vericlaim Canada
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September 07, 2017
Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions
Pre- and post-hurricane preparedness

As I write this blog, it is hard to believe that another catastrophic hurricane is approaching our shores. Like everyone else, I am still trying to grasp what happened in Texas with Hurricane Harvey.  I know all our hearts go out to those who …

September 07, 2017 by Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions
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