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February 03, 2023
Jon Paulsen - VP, self-insurance pooling administration; Jody Moses - managing director, client services; Kimberly George - global head, innovation and product development
Imagine the possibilities at PARMA 2023

The Public Agency Risk Management Association will celebrate its 49th annual conference February 7-10 in Sacramento, California. An array of stakeholders with expertise in workers’ compensation, liability, risk management, insurance and health/safety…

February 03, 2023 by Jon Paulsen - VP, self-insurance pooling administration; Jody Moses - managing director, client services; Kimberly George - global head, innovation and product development
February 01, 2023
Shaunte Clemons - VP, client services and Khaleedah Francis - business development director
February is Black History Month

In the U.S., February marks Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements of Black Americans and a meaningful opportunity to raise awareness of the central role of Black men and women in the history of our nation. Since 1976, every U…

February 01, 2023 by Shaunte Clemons - VP, client services and Khaleedah Francis - business development director
January 27, 2023
Inflation, délais de livraisons et pénuries : quel impact sur les sinistres

Read this blog in English. Aujourd’hui, réparer après un sinistre est plus coûteux et complexe que jamais. Le COVID est encore présent avec des effets d’arrêts de production ou de livraison. La guerre en Ukraine rend l’approvisionnement de secteurs …

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023
Inflation, supply delays and shortages: the impact on claims

Lisez ceci en français. Today, repairs after a property loss are more expensive and complex than ever before. COVID is still present, causing delays in production and deliveries. The war in Ukraine has led to challenges supplying various sectors, su…

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023
Eric Schmitt - chief global information security officer and Brenda G. Corey - SVP compliance & regulatory
Data privacy and protection: balancing your approach to cybersecurity risk

In a world increasingly concerned with privacy and protection, companies must balance their awareness of risk with compliance amid rapidly changing regulations. From a data protection standpoint, over the past 24 months, there has been an increased e…

January 27, 2023 by Eric Schmitt - chief global information security officer and Brenda G. Corey - SVP compliance & regulatory
January 26, 2023
Curtis Anderson
forensic engineer, EFI Global
The wonders, risks and future of medical imaging equipment

As the medical imagining sector continues to rapidly grow, so do the risks of malfunction and catastrophic failure in its technology. Imaging equipment manufacturers are the primary service providers for equipment repairs, however, there can be a wid…

January 26, 2023 by Curtis Anderson, forensic engineer, EFI Global
January 24, 2023
Kathy Tazic
managing director client services
Imagine 23: highlighting industry trends for the year ahead

Sedgwick’s industry experts and thought leaders are committed to keeping our clients informed on emerging challenges, opportunities and industry news. We’re excited to introduce our Imagine 23 list, which highlights topics and trends employers, risk …

January 24, 2023 by Kathy Tazic, managing director client services
January 19, 2023
Lone Ryberg
CCO/Kommerciel direktør, Danmark
Nye regler om dokumentation af klimapåvirkning stiller krav til forsikringsbranchen

1. januar trådte nye krav om beregning og dokumentation af klimapåvirkningen for nybyggeri i kraft. Reglerne, som er en del af bygningsreglementet, har også betydning for forsikringsbranchen, når skader skal udbedres, men ikke alle selskaber er opmær…

January 19, 2023 by Lone Ryberg, CCO/Kommerciel direktør, Danmark
January 19, 2023
David Gear
director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Addressing claims preparation costs cover

In the last five years, cover for claim preparation costs has been written into policies more frequently. Prior to this policy cover expansion, the cost of the appointed loss assessor or brokers' in-house claims specialist would be paid for by the po…

January 19, 2023 by David Gear, director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
January 18, 2023
Adam Morell, JD - AVP, product compliance and Audrey Bryan - director, operations
Changing workplace accommodation requests and litigation trends

New state leave laws, changing employee expectations and long COVID are driving change when it comes to accommodations. As workers increasingly expect their employers to provide safety nets in supporting their physical and mental health, states are c…

January 18, 2023 by Adam Morell, JD - AVP, product compliance and Audrey Bryan - director, operations
January 17, 2023
Carlos Mantecas
MBA, engineer, marine surveyor and director of marine and transportation
Interrupción de las cadenas de suministro globales: actuar y anticiparse a los retos futuros

lee esto en ingles Empresas de todo el mundo sintieron en los últimos años el impacto del COVID-19, los conflictos geopolíticos, los retrasos y la inflación. Para llevar a cabo su actividad con normalidad, tuvieron que hacer frente a estos factores …

January 17, 2023 by Carlos Mantecas , MBA, engineer, marine surveyor and director of marine and transportation
January 17, 2023
Carlos Mantecas
MBA, engineer, marine surveyor and director of marine and transportation
Global supply chain disruptions: anticipating future challenges and taking early action

Read this in Spanish.Companies around the world felt the last several years impact of COVID-19, geopolitical conflicts, delays and inflation. To conduct business as usual, they had to contend with these unruly factors and find ways to adapt their ope…

January 17, 2023 by Carlos Mantecas, MBA, engineer, marine surveyor and director of marine and transportation
January 13, 2023
Guest author: Stefan Lohn
Spotlight: The proposed Product Liability Directive and AI Liability Directive

Foreword by Chris Occleshaw, international product recall consultant at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of Spotlight. Spotlight is our way of sharing insights and perspectives from our strategic partners – lawyers, insurers, risk managers an…

January 13, 2023 by Guest author: Stefan Lohn
January 12, 2023
Beau Bishop - senior vice president, catastrophe operations and Ed Reis - president, repair solutions
5 tips to prevent losses related to frozen pipes

When extreme winter weather conditions arise, the impact can be devastating — triggering power outages, freezing pipes and dangerous, icy roads. As property owners in the U.S. navigate a challenging winter season, the concern around pipes freez…

January 12, 2023 by Beau Bishop - senior vice president, catastrophe operations and Ed Reis - president, repair solutions
January 11, 2023
Kevin Williams BSc (Hons) MRICS ACII ACILA
head of subsidence
Monitoring buildings from space – a subsidence breakthrough

Subsidence claims can be expensive and time consuming to manage, often taking up to a year or more to resolve. However, the ability to track building geometry from space is edging closer, and this will mean insurers and claims management companies ca…

January 11, 2023 by Kevin Williams BSc (Hons) MRICS ACII ACILA , head of subsidence