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May 21, 2021
Why mental health awareness is here to stay

Fast Company article by Mark Debus, behavioral health team lead, Sedgwick

May 21, 2021
Blog
May 21, 2021
Matthew Rodda
regional vice president, EFI Global
Safety and prevention measures are on the frontlines of managing wildfires

Each year, wildfires affect thousands of people and ravage millions of acres. What can begin as a small accidental fire due to human activity, equipment failure or a lightning strike can quickly grow out of control, threaten communities and towns in …

May 21, 2021 by Matthew Rodda, regional vice president, EFI Global
Legislative update
May 20, 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. Also during this unprecedented time with coronavirus (COVID-19) im…

May 20, 2021
Article
May 19, 2021
Fostering connection and collaboration is HR’s next big challenge

Michelle Hay, global chief people officer, speaks with Human Resources Executive.

May 19, 2021
Press release
May 19, 2021
Product recalls expected to soar post COVID pandemic, enforcement set to intensify

Sedgwick brand protection releases latest U.S. product recall index report MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 19, 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions published their latest U.S. product …

May 19, 2021
Blog
May 18, 2021
Juan Carlos Araiza, Ph.D., PE.
vice president and managing principal, large and complex loss, EFI Global
Structural collapses and the stories they tell

From investigating the collapse of a high-rise building to a bridge overpass or stadium — forensic engineers grapple with complex questions while determining what happened in order to avert future failures. Moreover, their findings can have a m…

May 18, 2021 by Juan Carlos Araiza, Ph.D., PE., vice president and managing principal, large and complex loss, EFI Global
Article
May 17, 2021
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted claims management?

Article featuring commentary from Eric Malterre, chief client officer – international, speaking at RIMS Live 2021.

May 17, 2021
Article
May 17, 2021
‘More work to do’ on business interruption cover as lockdown lifts

Article in Insurance Times featuring commentary by Damian Glynn, director and head of financial risks.

May 17, 2021
Article
May 14, 2021
Tips for Building a Future-Ready Vaccine Tracking Program

Article by Kimberly George, global head of innovation and product development.

May 14, 2021
Blog
May 14, 2021
Guest author: Carolyn Wagner
Spotlight: New proposed legislation to prevent furniture tip over

Foreword by Jeremy Schutz, senior corporate sales manager at Sedgwick: Welcome to the latest edition of spotlight. This month, Carolyn W. Wagner at Crowell & Moring LLP shares her thoughts and opinions on the STURDY (Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risk…

May 14, 2021 by Guest author: Carolyn Wagner
Blog
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
Article
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
Blog
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
Article
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
Article
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