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March 05, 2021
Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution and Amanda Combs, Recall consultant
Increased regulatory activity threatens businesses in 2021: Here’s what you need to know

As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, the lingering effects of COVID-19 will continue to impact the product safety and regulatory landscape throughout 2021 and beyond, according to the new Sedgwick Brand Protection 2021 State of the Nation Recall …

March 05, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution and Amanda Combs, Recall consultant
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
February 19, 2021
Chris Harvey, Amanda Combs and Jeremy Schutz
The future of AI regulation in the consumer products industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, AI in the manufacturing market is expected to reach $15.27 billion. The consumer product industry is one of many considering the use of these technolog…

February 19, 2021 by Chris Harvey, Amanda Combs and Jeremy Schutz
February 12, 2021
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
Evolving health benefits impact employers and employees

Not since 1939 have job losses impacted U.S. business more than in 2020. In turn, this has had a resounding effect on health insurance coverage in general and on employee benefit programs in a more specific sense. These changes are driven in large pa…

February 12, 2021 by Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare
February 05, 2021
Matt Gigg
Online purchases of toys and children’s items with serious risk are recalled

It is normal for us to see recalls of children’s items and playthings rise in January as countries catch up on the swell of hazardous products which flooded their markets over the festive season. Last week, there were 11 notifications in this catego…

February 05, 2021 by Matt Gigg
February 04, 2021
Chris Harvey
Important lessons from a recall of “high-quality” pet food

A U.S. pet food manufacturer that voluntarily recalled one of its products because of potentially dangerous mold contamination is now being sued for deceptively marketing the pet food as “high quality” and “nutritious” despite its contamination. Mi…

February 04, 2021 by Chris Harvey
January 29, 2021
UK slow to report on product recalls in Europe

Last week [Week 3], there were 38 recall notifications placed in Europe, and 37% (14) of those were for motor vehicles. All but two of the vehicles are being recalled from end users. Germany submitted the most alerts (10), however five of those rela…

January 29, 2021
January 15, 2021
Bob Peterson
Drive to thrive in 2021

Sedgwick’s industry experts and thought leaders are committed to keeping our clients informed on emerging trends and industry news. We’re excited to introduce “Drive to thrive in 2021” which highlights the topics and trends that employers, risk manag…

January 15, 2021 by Bob Peterson, President
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
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
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
September 28, 2020
Michael Lorms
Senior Manager Risk Control
Understanding chemical exposure during COVID-19

There has always been a need for managers and employees to be properly trained when handling chemicals in the workplace. However, enhanced sanitization and disinfection protocols for COVID-19 have resulted in the use of new chemicals in the workplace…

September 28, 2020 by Michael Lorms, Senior Manager Risk Control
September 10, 2020
Andrew Robinson
Head of Product Liability and Recall
​Product recall, Brexit and COVID-19 – The triple threat to consumer safety

(Insurance POST) Product quality is essential to business survival, and yet these days it seems recalls are rarely out of the news. Mistakes happen and processes fail often resulting in disastrous consequences to the business and the brand. Given the…

September 10, 2020 by Andrew Robinson, Head of Product Liability and Recall
August 28, 2020
Don Lipsy
AVP, National Technical Compliance, Managed Care Practice
Workers’ compensation health disparities in a post-COVID-19 environment

The inarguable fact of COVID-19 is that the coronavirus itself has been an indiscriminate and equal-opportunity tragedy on a global scale. Women and men, young and old, across the world and right next door, COVID-19 has impacted the way in which we l…

August 28, 2020 by Don Lipsy, AVP, National Technical Compliance, Managed Care Practice
August 21, 2020
Dan Ogale
Assistant Vice President Workers’ Compensation
Resilience and change management during changing times

Today, keeping up with the pace of change in business seems nearly impossible. The COVID-19 pandemic is continually testing each organization’s resilience skills and change management processes. Leaders are challenged with balancing business, client …

August 21, 2020 by Dan Ogale, Assistant Vice President Workers’ Compensation
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