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September 29, 2022
Margot De Villiers
head of marine and executive surveyor, major and complex loss, Australia
Marine insurance: why institute cargo clauses matter

Imagine you purchase 10 timber crates of tools from a supplier halfway around the world. To get to you, the tools embark on a long and complicated journey: traveling on land (via train or truck) from the factory to an international seaport, getting l…

September 29, 2022 by Margot De Villiers, head of marine and executive surveyor, major and complex loss, Australia
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September 21, 2022
Ian Newth - head of construction & engineering and Andrew Cavan - head of major & complex loss – North, Sedgwick UK
Civil unrest: Will history repeat itself?

We’re in the business of being prepared to respond to unthinkable situations. And while bad weather warnings indicate the potential for a surge event, there’s a new storm brewing that could hit anywhere, anytime and with little notice. The potentiall…

September 21, 2022 by Ian Newth - head of construction & engineering and Andrew Cavan - head of major & complex loss – North, Sedgwick UK
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September 16, 2022
Darin Miller, national marine manager and Marc Schuling, marine manager - Netherlands
Embrace, elevate and expand your view at IUMI 2022

More cargo is being shipped to scale up production of renewables — between solar and wind farms. And we may start to see less shipping of oil and gas pipe machinery, refinery and construction equipment as we wean off of fossil fuels. Additional…

September 16, 2022 by Darin Miller, national marine manager and Marc Schuling, marine manager - Netherlands
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September 13, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Farm buildings: an accident waiting to happen?

Forensic investigators are often presented with puzzling cases where the obvious evidence doesn’t naturally point to the cause, and further in-depth analysis is required to determine exactly what went wrong. While carrying out an on-site investigatio…

September 13, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
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September 09, 2022
Mark Canthal, B.Sc. (Agr.), CR - manager, building consulting services, Western Canada RIA Certified Restorer and Gary Gardner, BA CIP - senior vice president, national sales, Canada
Managing risk in the property loss landscape

Lisez ceci en français During the RIMS Canada conference, an array of risk managers will come together to discuss potential exposures and upcoming trends. Whether a full transfer of risk, partial transfer of risk or full retention is being considere…

September 09, 2022 by Mark Canthal, B.Sc. (Agr.), CR - manager, building consulting services, Western Canada RIA Certified Restorer and Gary Gardner, BA CIP - senior vice president, national sales, Canada
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September 06, 2022
Carol ETCHEBARNE
managing director, France
CAT NAT, anticiper pour apporter une réponse plus rapide et plus efficace

Read the English version Ces dernières années, les saisons des CATNAT se sont montrées plus ardues que la moyenne et, selon les premières estimations, l'année 2022 devrait confirmer cette tendance. Les incendies de forêt, les ouragans, les glisseme…

September 06, 2022 by Carol ETCHEBARNE, managing director, France
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September 02, 2022
Laura Delpiano - VP of operations, temporary housing and Mark Della Giustina - VP specialty services, principal building consultant
Strategic cost advantages to accurately estimating property loss downtime

After experiencing a property loss — especially during hurricane season — homeowners have difficulties finding temporary housing that doesn’t impact their normal daily routines. The short-term crunch of finding housing in an area with wid…

September 02, 2022 by Laura Delpiano - VP of operations, temporary housing and Mark Della Giustina - VP specialty services, principal building consultant
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August 30, 2022
Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
The rise of e-scooters and electric vehicles: What does it mean for the claims industry?

As transportation technology progresses, issues of safety, fraud and liability will need continuous monitoring to match the changing landscape. Electric scooters (or e-scooters) are now a familiar sight on UK streets but are new enough that safety an…

August 30, 2022 by Laura Horrocks, ‪head of fraud data and insight and Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
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August 25, 2022
Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
Economic turmoil fuels the rising cost of auto claims

For more than two years, news of global economic fluctuation — driven by the fallout of COVID-19 and a variety of climatic, geopolitical and other factors — has dominated financial headlines. The automotive industry is, of course, not imm…

August 25, 2022 by Chris Bakes, managing director, auto solutions; Jason Kurutz, director, product management and business strategy; and James Paprocki, managing director
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August 22, 2022
Carol ETCHEBARNE
managing director, France
Deteriorated, damaged property: Repair or replace?

Lisez ceci en français. What if the answer to more sustainable practices in the property industry was as simple as repairing and reusing? New technology, when combined with trained experts, could in fact reduce the amount of waste following a clai…

August 22, 2022 by Carol ETCHEBARNE, managing director, France
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August 12, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Sluit de Brand-opstalpolis nog aan bij de actualiteit?

In een wereld waar materiaal- en bouwkosten de pan uitreizen, bijna dagelijks nieuwe regelgeving wordt ingevoerd en de wens tot verduurzaming toeneemt, komen steeds meer verzekerden bij schade in de problemen met hun afgesloten opstalverzekering. Onz…

August 12, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
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August 09, 2022
Ross Thurlow
enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
Golf drives a hard bargain

In response to an allegation, forensic investigators use a wide range of techniques to explain and prove the specific circumstances that led to an incident or a loss. Determining whether evidence is credible often requires an imaginative approach, bu…

August 09, 2022 by Ross Thurlow, enginering manager, EFI Global, New Zealand
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August 05, 2022
Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
UK heat concerns weigh heavily on farmers

This summer, the UK has already witnessed the devastating effects exceedingly hot temperatures can have. The July heat wave proved the extent to which we are often ill-equipped to deal with these types of weather extremes, and many farmers struggled …

August 05, 2022 by Graham Plaister, agriculture director, UK and John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global, UK
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August 03, 2022
David Gear
head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Tenant improvements and coverage considerations

Insurance policies arranged to cover improvements made to rental properties by a tenant may appear to be a relatively simple concept. After all, a landlord can likely recognise the upgrades or improvements made to their property. However, for cover t…

August 03, 2022 by David Gear, head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
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July 27, 2022
Douglas Dell
vice president and director, Vale Training, a Sedgwick company
Revolutionizing readiness skills for loss adjusters and inspectors

Introducing virtual learning and improving the digital experience became a priority for many organizations throughout the last two years. At Vale, our mission to revolutionize readiness skills evolved quickly to meet the unique needs of carriers, adj…

July 27, 2022 by Douglas Dell, vice president and director, Vale Training, a Sedgwick company
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