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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
July 20, 2022
Steve Powell, EVP, loss adjusting; Clare Cordingley, senior manager, major event response; and Brad Mountford, head of business development, Australia
Eastern Australia floods: regional catastrophe, global response

You probably recall that Australia experienced devastating bushfires in 2019-2020, as the catastrophe garnered global headlines. Regrettably, many fewer people beyond Australia are familiar with an even costlier and more recent disaster: the severe f…

July 20, 2022 by Steve Powell, EVP, loss adjusting; Clare Cordingley, senior manager, major event response; and Brad Mountford, head of business development, Australia
July 07, 2022
Laura De Sordi, managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean; and Roland Riviere, senior executive general adjuster
Preparing for the next Caribbean hurricane

When most people think about preparing for an oncoming hurricane, they picture boarding up windows and replenishing the bottled water and non-perishable food in their home emergency kit. For those of us who work in the Caribbean insurance market, dis…

July 07, 2022 by Laura De Sordi, managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean; and Roland Riviere, senior executive general adjuster
September 30, 2021
Leon Briggs
Head of property & national executive adjuster, Sedgwick Australia
Reflecting on the Mansfield earthquake

The Mansfield earthquake in Victoria, Australia brought back a decade of memories dealing with hundreds of claims worth billions of dollars in Christchurch. While Mansfield is not a similar crisis to Christchurch (New Zealand) or Newcastle (Australia…

September 30, 2021 by Leon Briggs, Head of property & national executive adjuster, Sedgwick Australia
July 16, 2021
Scott Richardson
executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
Property market and building trends amid the 2021 hurricane season

The construction and restoration industry has faced a unique set of challenges in the last year, including, but not limited to, rising material and labor costs, increased labor shortages and extended restoration periods. For those responding to storm…

July 16, 2021 by Scott Richardson, executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
January 22, 2021
​Nathanaelle​ Vercruysse​, director of claims management ​and Fabrice ​Collet​​, hub manager and expert
Tempête Alex, un évènement hors-normes, une mobilisation exceptionnelle

Read the English version Nathanaëlle VERCRUYSSE, Directrice gestion des sinistres pour compte de Sedgwick, et Fabrice COLLET, Expert fort enjeu Directeur Hub Provence Entreprises de Sedgwick sont revenus sur les particularités de la tempête Alex, ar…

January 22, 2021 by ​Nathanaelle​ Vercruysse​, director of claims management ​and Fabrice ​Collet​​, hub manager and expert
January 22, 2021
​Nathanaelle​ Vercruysse​, director of claims management ​and Fabrice ​Collet​​, hub manager and expert
Storm Alex, an exceptional event, an exceptional mobilization

Lisez ceci en français Storm Alex arrived September 30 on the coast of Southern Brittany and hit the Alpes-Maritimes department with a bang on October 2. The storms associated with the front poured large quantities of rain into the hinterland. The …

January 22, 2021 by ​Nathanaelle​ Vercruysse​, director of claims management ​and Fabrice ​Collet​​, hub manager and expert
September 11, 2020
Steve Powell
EVP, Specialty Operations
Calm during the storms

You might have heard it, thought it or said it out loud yourself in frustration – something like, “2020 is a disaster.” In real terms, this year has thrown more at us than usual, and for many it’s presented an unimaginable combination of hurdles to o…

September 11, 2020 by Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations
August 14, 2020
Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Trending themes in building safety and repair

You may think you are prepared, but are you really prepared? As more organizations move from a planning phase to an active return to workplaces, schools, campuses and more, they are facing an urgent need to have resources at the ready from a building…

August 14, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
July 02, 2020
John Gragson, Senior Vice President, Catastrophe Operations Danny Miller, Executive Vice President, Loss Adjustment Property, Specialty Services Gail Oliver, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Property
A catastrophe within a catastrophe: Storm prep amid COVID-19

It’s hard to think about given our current environment, but it's important to remember just the same: Storm season is here. Hurricane season typically runs from early June through the end of November; data on ocean temperatures and related factors ar…

July 02, 2020 by John Gragson, Senior Vice President, Catastrophe Operations Danny Miller, Executive Vice President, Loss Adjustment Property, Specialty Services Gail Oliver, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Property
March 27, 2020
Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
Are you prepared? Healthcare and liability concerns during the coronavirus outbreak

As a claims organization, it’s up to us to keep our clients and their customers informed on current issues and deliver peace of mind. The healthcare, product liability and life sciences space is constantly evolving, but we’re keeping an eye on the fo…

March 27, 2020 by Professional Liability Team, Sedgwick
December 20, 2019
What fills your heart?

Sedgwick colleagues around the world serve people and organizations with empathy. Whether it’s helping a client’s employee overcome a health crisis or an insured homeowner rebuild after a natural disaster, taking care of people fills our hearts each …

December 20, 2019
September 05, 2019
Ed Reis
President, Sedgwick Repair Solutions
Damage from Dorian highlights key steps in the restoration and clean-up process

As we watched Hurricane Dorian wreak havoc on the Bahamas earlier this week, causing devastating damage and tragic losses, the need for emergency resources was abundantly clear. After bringing strong winds and heavy rain to Florida, the storm continu…

September 05, 2019 by Ed Reis, President, Sedgwick Repair Solutions
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
April 23, 2019
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Birth of a recall

When a consumer’s smartphone spontaneously combusts, the word-of-mouth news spreads to millions within days if not hours. If a certain blood pressure medicine is contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing agent, it could take months before routin…

April 23, 2019 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution