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November 28, 2022
Meredith Campbell
executive general adjuster
Preparing your public entity for a catastrophe? Here’s where to start.

In part one of this blog series we discussed the importance of preparing for a disaster before it strikes — which takes thorough review, reevaluation and replanning. For some public entities (PEs), the topic sparked conversation but was uninten…

November 28, 2022 by Meredith Campbell, executive general adjuster
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November 23, 2022
Mason Bartleson, VP, process design and operational excellence; Christopher Baldwin, VP specialty operations, temporary housing; Gail Oliver, SVP, sales
Enhancing the claims process through policyholder self-service technology

The COVID-19 pandemic compelled the insurance industry to move quickly and adopt digital, tech-based solutions that could be creatively applied to existing claims processes. While much of this tech – self-service forms, video chat, etc. – predated th…

November 23, 2022 by Mason Bartleson, VP, process design and operational excellence; Christopher Baldwin, VP specialty operations, temporary housing; Gail Oliver, SVP, sales
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November 17, 2022
John Colquhoun, UK head, EFI Global; Eric Lalli, AVP, Canada, EFI Global; Tonya Scheuerman, forensic consultant, EFI Global
Wind power installations: implications for the claims industry

Amid global uncertainty and to meet future demands, major investments have been allocated to renewable energy, including wind power. According to the 2021 Global Wind Report, energy supplied by wind has tripled in the last 10 years and is projected t…

November 17, 2022 by John Colquhoun, UK head, EFI Global; Eric Lalli, AVP, Canada, EFI Global; Tonya Scheuerman, forensic consultant, EFI Global
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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 26, 2022
Lisa Dalbeth, loss adjuster
Reflecting on the Tonga Earthquake

On 15 January 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano erupted in the South Pacific. It produced one of the largest atmospheric explosions in recorded history, sending a plume of ash into the upper atmosphere. The eruption triggered a ts…

October 26, 2022 by Lisa Dalbeth, loss adjuster
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October 21, 2022
Michel Honoré
directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting incident: Are fine art threats on the rise?

Lisez ceci en français. Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting, entitled "Sunflowers" was the object of an attempted act of vandalism on October 14, 2022 at the London's National Gallery when two activists sprayed it with the contents of soup cans in fr…

October 21, 2022 by Michel Honoré, directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
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October 21, 2022
Michel Honoré
directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
Tournesols » de Van Gogh, nos œuvres d’art sont-elles menacées ?

Read the English version. Le célèbre tableau de Vincent Van Gogh “Les Tournesols” a fait l’objet le 14 octobre 2022 d’une tentative d’acte de vandalisme, à la London’s National Gallery, alors que deux activistes l’ont aspergé du contenu de boîtes de…

October 21, 2022 by Michel Honoré, directeur national vol fine art and factory, major and complex fine art and specie, Certifié EEA Vol FUEDI, Sedgwick France
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October 20, 2022
Meredith Campbell
executive general adjuster
Public entities through the lens of a major weather catastrophe

Public entities (PEs) are in a unique position as policyholders with a vast saturation in relatively tight geographic markets. Recognizing the larger sociopolitical and financial impact of loss to PEs, even finite events can yield devastating effects…

October 20, 2022 by Meredith Campbell, executive general adjuster
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October 06, 2022
Diane Spinner
principal consultant fire services, EFI Global
Preventing workplace fires and keeping workers safe

A fire is the most common type of emergency for which small businesses must plan for. If your business exposures have not yet been carefully evaluated, now is the time. Every 30 seconds, a fire can double in size — causing everything in a room …

October 06, 2022 by Diane Spinner, principal consultant fire services, EFI Global
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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 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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