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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
February 08, 2019
Simon Melhuish
Home Investigations Director
Uncovering the silver bullet

Home case study The evidence needed to prove insurance fraud is often well hidden, which makes uncovering that crucial ‘silver bullet’ very satisfying.  A substantial water damage claim was identified as suspicious by one of our adjusters durin…

February 08, 2019 by Simon Melhuish, Home Investigations Director
July 19, 2018
Damian Glynn
Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
Espionage, terrorism and disruption: Coverage complexities in an era of uncertainty

Espionage, terrorism and disruption: Coverage complexities in an era of uncertainty Business owners are faced with scenarios today that would have been almost unthinkable just a year ago – or only in Tom Clancy novels from the 1980s. Yet, this year …

July 19, 2018 by Damian Glynn , Director, Head of Financial Lines, UK
May 07, 2018
Ed Reis
President Vericlaim Repair Solutions
Technology and the future of claims adjusting

As we prepare for the 2018 storm season, I can’t help but look back at the impact of 2017’s extreme weather. We have seen how vital it is to be ready to respond quickly to property claims in the field. Catastrophic weather events continue to test und…

May 07, 2018 by Ed Reis, President Vericlaim Repair Solutions
February 05, 2018
Fire Protection Engineering Team, Unified Investigations & Sciences, a Sedgwick company
Fire safety is no crock: “Big three” takeaways from “This is Us”

In an episode that aired immediately following the Super Bowl, millions of fans of the hit NBC drama “This is Us” finally got an answer to the question that has loomed over the past two seasons: how Pearson family patriarch Jack (played by Milo Venti…

February 05, 2018 by Fire Protection Engineering Team, Unified Investigations & Sciences, a Sedgwick company
September 21, 2017
Lee Powell, VP Complex Loss Division, Vericlaim Canada
Beyond property: What you need to know about EBI

Many business owners make assumptions about what is included under their property policy. Property policies are designed to cover damage to equipment caused by external means; however, in the case of an internal malfunction, are you covered? Equipm…

September 21, 2017 by Lee Powell, VP Complex Loss Division, Vericlaim Canada
September 07, 2017
Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions
Pre- and post-hurricane preparedness

As I write this blog, it is hard to believe that another catastrophic hurricane is approaching our shores. Like everyone else, I am still trying to grasp what happened in Texas with Hurricane Harvey.  I know all our hearts go out to those who …

September 07, 2017 by Ed Reis, President, Vericlaim Repair Solutions
December 14, 2016
Robert Fox, CPA Managing Director, forensic accounting and business income services, Vericlaim, a Sedgwick company
Why you need a forensic accountant

The story is simple and familiar to any experienced property claims professional: a pipe breaks flooding the restaurant downstairs causing it to close for two weeks, or a worker unknowingly drills through a pipe while working on a customer’s equipm…

December 14, 2016 by Robert Fox, CPA Managing Director, forensic accounting and business income services, Vericlaim, a Sedgwick company
November 02, 2016
Stuart Ryland, Western Regional VP Vericlaim
Four benefits of field adjusting services

In this age of connected technology and communication, it is easy to lose track of the benefits of onsite, in person claims adjusting and investigation. In the property claims business, I have long recognized that there are still many benefits to o…

November 02, 2016 by Stuart Ryland, Western Regional VP Vericlaim
August 04, 2016
Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
Lightning may strike once

July and August are the most dangerous months for lightning strikes in the United States. According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), lightning strikes caused $739 million in homeowner insurance losses in 2014, up 9.7 percent from 20…

August 04, 2016 by Michael Reynolds, Director of Total Performance, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc.
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