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Throughout 2020, our experts and thought leaders will monitor, share and explore the common threads that connect us all, and keep you tied into how they evolve to help us all prepare for the future.

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October 30, 2020
Keith Pokorny
Regional Vice President, EFI Global
Strategies to optimize your HVAC system during the pandemic

A guide for employers, public entities, schools and more There is a great deal of uncertainty today regarding our health and the health of those around us. This concern remains true for occupants of our buildings, whether they be students we are e…

October 30, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global
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October 29, 2020
Sedgwick advocates joint machine and human approach as false document fraud surges

Insurance Times article features commentary from Steve Crystal, head of financial crime, Sedgwick International UK

October 29, 2020
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October 28, 2020
CAT response services: Hurricane Zeta heads for southeast Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta strengthened overnight and now is forecasted to be a Category 2 storm at landfall in southeast Louisiana. Forecasters call for landfall this afternoon with peak winds reaching 100 mph. This can bring life-threatening storm surge, heavy…

October 28, 2020
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October 27, 2020
CAT response services: Molave intensifies into typhoon

Molave made landfall in the Philippines on Sunday, causing nearly 9,000 people to evacuate and bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Local authorities reported damaged roads and bridges, flooding and landslides. The storm then intensified into a typh…

October 27, 2020
Article
October 26, 2020
Workers exhaust time-off options as COVID-19, child-care issues compound

Wall Street Journal article features commentary from Bryon Bass, CLMS, Sr Vice President Workforce Absence for Sedgwick

October 26, 2020
Blog
October 23, 2020
Kara Kahley
Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence
Taking back drugs is giving life, especially now

2020 is a year like no other. The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the significance of public health. Social distancing, masks, plexiglass barriers, hand sanitizer and contactless pickups have become parts of our everyday lives, and the importance…

October 23, 2020 by Kara Kahley, Consultant, Market & Competitive Intelligence
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October 23, 2020
CAT response services: Wildfires continue to blaze across the west

Several western states continue to battle wildfires—setting records while burning millions of acres and destroying thousands of buildings. California Over 8,700 wildfires have burned over 4.1 million acres this year, destroying more than 9,2…

October 23, 2020
Article
October 22, 2020
California’s COVID-19 tracking requirement challenges employers

A new California requirement that employers report to their workers compensations insurers any COVID-19 cases, whether work-related or not, has led to concerns that employers will struggle to comply.

October 22, 2020
Article
October 21, 2020
Viewpoint: Remote assessment is the new normal for loss adjusters

James Ong, CEO Sedgwick in Asia, discusses how many businesses in Asia have been reluctant to receive loss adjusters during the pandemic, forcing firms to turn to technology to resolve coverage issues.

October 21, 2020
Article
October 21, 2020
Analysis: An insurance fraud epidemic?

The predicted coronavirus-related economic hit is being compared to the 2008 recession, with financial pressure a driver of insurance fraud.

October 21, 2020
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October 21, 2020
CAT response services: More extreme weather heads to Vietnam

Consecutive storms continue to hit Vietnam and affect the surrounding countries of Thailand and Cambodia. According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control in Vietnam, downpours and multiple landslides have kille…

October 21, 2020
Press release
October 20, 2020
Sedgwick appoints Mark Canthal and Jason Thorburn to lead the building consulting division in Canada

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2020 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has appointed claims industry experts Mark Canthal and Jason Thorburn to lead its new building consulting division in…

October 20, 2020
Article
October 20, 2020
BI calculation confusion leaving policyholders with cover shortfall

Includes commentary by Damian Glynn, director, head of financial risks, Sedgwick International UK and Cranston Watts, senior manager, forensic advisory services division, Sedgwick International UK.

October 20, 2020
Legislative update
October 19, 2020
Legislation updates: Disability, leave, ADA and workers' compensation

Sedgwick regularly monitors and reports on disability, leave, ADA and workers' compensation legislation impacting our customers. Click on the links below for summaries of recent updates. Also during this unprecedented time with coronavirus (COVID-19…

October 19, 2020
Client bulletin
October 19, 2020
Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

On June 25, 2019, Connecticut joined seven other states — California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, and Oregon — and the District of Columbia by passing legislation to create a comprehensive paid family an…

October 19, 2020