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May 13, 2021
Beau Bishop
senior vice president, catastrophe operations
Preparing to help those in the path of the storm

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the corner, with most tropical systems forming June 1 through November 30. Starting this year, the National Hurricane Center will begin issuing regular tropical weather outlooks beginning May 15. Curr…

May 13, 2021 by Beau Bishop, senior vice president, catastrophe operations
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May 11, 2021
Repetitive Stress Injuries Can Happen Anywhere. How Can Workers’ Comp Risk Managers Defuse Work-From-Home Risks?

Lisa Orr, ergonomics consultant, provides commentary in this Risk & Insurance article.

May 11, 2021
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May 10, 2021
Ryan Gooley
Federal court suspends Prop 65 lawsuits, more litigation and activism to follow

A federal court in California recently granted a motion for a preliminary injunction suspending lawsuits against companies allegedly violating the state’s Proposition 65 warning requirement for acrylamide. The court is in the midst of deciding if the…

May 10, 2021 by Ryan Gooley
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May 10, 2021
Why businesses shouldn’t take an adversarial stance towards their claimants

Max Koonce, chief claims officer, provides commentary in this Canadian Underwriter article.

May 10, 2021
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May 07, 2021
Health Care Workers Drove Increase in Psych Claims During Pandemic, Data Shows

Article in WorkCompCentral featuring Bryon Bass, senior vice president of disability and absence management, and Andy Berg, associate vice president of workforce absence.

May 07, 2021
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May 07, 2021
Donny Phillips, business development manager and Jeffrey Burmeister, client services manager
Unemployment fraud hits home – Be aware of fake claims

Imagine getting a letter in the mail telling you about your unemployment benefits when you still have a job. Not only is it puzzling, it may leave you wondering what to do next. This type of fraudulent activity related to unemployment claims has been…

May 07, 2021 by Donny Phillips, business development manager and Jeffrey Burmeister, client services manager
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May 07, 2021
Communication plans, technology deployed to steer workers through claims process

Article featuring Max Koonce, chief claims officer, in Business Insurance.

May 07, 2021
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May 07, 2021
Pandemic prompts claims rethink

Max Koonce, chief claims officer, provides commentary in this Business Insurance article.

May 07, 2021
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May 07, 2021
Shift to opioid alternatives raises concerns

Reema Hammoud, assistant vice president of clinical pharmacy, provides commentary in this Business Insurance article.

May 07, 2021
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May 07, 2021
Global marine: Ship that blocked the Suez Canal now seized in Egypt

While the Ever Given was freed on March 29 after blocking the Suez Canal for six days, it remains in Egypt seized by authorities. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is holding the ship and demanding the owner pay $900 million to cover lost revenue, damag…

May 07, 2021
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May 05, 2021
The Pandemic Stunted a Key Return-to-Work Tool. When Will Meaningful Modified Duty Return?

Beth Burry-Jackson, senior vice president of clinically integrated programs, provides commentary in this Risk & Insurance article.

May 05, 2021
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May 04, 2021
Podcast Interview with Kimberly George, global head of product development and innovation: Sedgwick

Listen to the podcast on EnterpriseTalk with Kimberly George, global head of product development and innovation.

May 04, 2021
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May 04, 2021
How to prevent a minor loss from turning into a huge claim

Article featuring Max Koonce, chief claims officer, covering the RIMS Live session Social Inflation: What It Can Mean for Your Liability Program.

May 04, 2021
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May 04, 2021
Communication plans, technology deployed to steer workers through claims process

Max Koonce, chief claims officer, provides commentary in this Business Insurance article.

May 04, 2021
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May 04, 2021
Douglas Dell
vice president & director Vale National Training Center, Inc.
One year into virtual training: Here’s what we’ve learned

A little over a year ago, Vale Training closed its doors to comply with public health guidelines amid the pandemic. As a result, we were tasked with quickly reinventing the business as a virtual learning provider. Initially, many people were concerne…

May 04, 2021 by Douglas Dell, vice president & director Vale National Training Center, Inc.