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June 23, 2021
Focus: Adjusters crucial to sustainable construction insurance market

Article by Ian Newth, director, head of construction & engineering UK. Read it on Insurance Day or download a PDF version.

June 23, 2021
Article
June 22, 2021
Millions of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Set to Expire and Be Destroyed This Summer

Dr. Teresa Bartlett, managing director, senior medical officer, provides commentary in this Verywell Health article.

June 22, 2021
Article
June 22, 2021
5G Risks

Article by Mark Hawksworth, global technology specialist practice group leader, published in The Journal Magazine.

June 22, 2021
Blog
June 22, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
Expect regulatory scrutiny and product recalls to soar after COVID pandemic

As the post-COVID-19 world begins to reopen, we’re starting to find our way back to normalcy. But regardless of how quickly the entire country returns to "business as usual", risks to brand reputations are likely to increase as regulators resume work…

June 22, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
News
June 21, 2021
CAT response services: Tropical Storm Claudette hits the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts

Claudette is the first named tropical system of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season to directly impact the U.S. The tropical storm formed early Saturday, wreaking havoc across the Gulf Coast and southeastern states throughout the weekend. Alabama was…

June 21, 2021
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June 21, 2021
Douglas Dell
vice president & director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
Virtual adjustments to claims training: Here to stay

Like many organizations amid the pandemic, Vale Training paused its in-person operations. Virtual learning — initially thought to be temporary — soon transitioned to a thriving delivery model. To meet the needs of students and providers, …

June 21, 2021 by Douglas Dell, vice president & director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
Legislative update
June 18, 2021
Legislation updates: Disability, leave and workers' compensation

Sedgwick regularly monitors and reports on disability, leave and workers' compensation legislation impacting our customers. Click on the links below for summaries of recent updates. With COVID-19 impacting legislation, you can also visit sedgwick.co…

June 18, 2021
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June 18, 2021
Luke Evans
Green light for self-drive in UK raises risk concerns in motor supply chain

The UK is the first country in the world to announce regulated guidelines for self-driving cars on motorways. This means you could see cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) on British roads by the end of 2021. Many cars already incorporate…

June 18, 2021 by Luke Evans
Article
June 17, 2021
Basics of captive insurance companies: an alternative risk financing tool

In today’s hardening insurance market, there is no shortage of news about captive insurance companies and their ability to subsidize or even replace traditional insurance. Many articles assume the reader has a basic understanding of captive insurance…

June 17, 2021
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June 17, 2021
In Focus: Broker litigation ‘inevitable’ one year on from FCA’s BI test case

Damian Glynn, director and head of financial lines, provides commentary in this Insurance Times article.

June 17, 2021
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June 16, 2021
How Employees can Safely Readjust to Office Life and the Importance of Paying Attention to Ergonomics

Article by Lisa Orr, senior human factors consultant, published in Nasdaq.

June 16, 2021
Press release
June 15, 2021
Eileen Fuentes Ramallo joins Sedgwick as senior vice president of managed care ancillary services

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 15, 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced that Eileen Fuentes Ramallo has joined the company’s managed care division as senior vice pres…

June 15, 2021
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June 14, 2021
Mason Bartleson
VP, process design and operational excellence
Remote field adjusting is a tool with the human touch

Experts in the insurance and claims space by nature are always prepared for the unexpected. Whether we’re contending with a season of extreme weather, sudden accidents, or a global pandemic, we know the importance of responding quickly to property cl…

June 14, 2021 by Mason Bartleson, VP, process design and operational excellence
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June 11, 2021
Mark Buckingham
New European report identifies rising product recall trends across five major sectors

2020 was undoubtedly one of the most turbulent times for Europe’s manufacturers and retailers. As they fought to innovate, while maintaining standards, performance and compliance, they faced continuous COVID disruption in supply chains, production an…

June 11, 2021 by Mark Buckingham
Press release
June 11, 2021
Sedgwick appoints Sylvain Perrault national liability director in France

PARIS, 11 juin 2021 – Sedgwick, leader mondial des solutions de gestion des sinistres et de gestion des risques de haute technologie, poursuit le renforcement de son équipe dirigeante en France avec la nomination de Sylvain Perrault au poste de direc…

June 11, 2021