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Being prepared in the event of an earthquake

Spring will be here soon and there will be many articles published to prepare you for severe weather season. There is a debate between those who live in the path of storms and those who live in earthquake prone areas- which is worse? Do you want to have some potential warning or none, other than when the ground starts shaking? What we do know is there is no such thing as earthquake weather or an earthquake season.  Over time, stress accumulates in the Earth’s crust at the plate boundaries

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Sedgwick to unveil Sightline at the 2019 Insights conference

Sightline is a cloud-based technology for the repair and restoration industry

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Supply chain risk insurance – An unknown maze?

The risk landscape is continuously changing. However, business interruption including supply chain risk continues to remain as one of the top three risks businesses face for the seventh year in a row.[i] Most businesses operate within a complex supply chain web and a break in any part of that structure can cause tremendous financial losses. Traditional property damage/business interruption (PD/BI) policies are not tailored to cope with the extent and nature of a supply chain interruption. There

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Combustible cladding: What building owners and owner corporate managers need to know

Combustible cladding has been installed on numerous buildings where it has significantly increased the risk of fire spread, putting lives at great risk. The Lacrosse Building fire in Melbourne in 2014 and the Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017 are unfortunate examples of what combustible cladding installed in buildings has led to in the past, and the problem remains one of the largest safety risk issues in the industry today. 2014 in Melbourne, the Lacrosse Building, a 23-story mixed-use com

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Are cavity wall insulation claims filling the void left by PPI?

Sedgwick's Joseph Noel contributed to this Insurance Times January-February 2019 article.

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Sedgwick leads the way using AI in flooring claims

The company has launched a new AI-powered flooring recognition and validation service.

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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 during routine fraud screening.  The customer, Miss A, had taken out the insurance policy just two weeks before the date of the incident and our Investigation Services team was appointed to look into the claim. Following a few days of freezing w

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Sedgwick acquires Frank Lippe Claims Management in Germany

Frank Lippe Claims Management brings to Sedgwick a strong reputation in the adjusting arena and a professional team with a wealth of expertise in the domestic property market.

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Analysis: In-housing claims: Turn of the wheel

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Gary Gardner joins Sedgwick as SVP of national sales in Canada

Gardner brings to Sedgwick 35 years of experience in global sales and marketing, with specialties in disability, data management, business process outsourcing, property and casualty, third-party claims administration and workers’ compensation consulting.

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Managing a new era of repairs

Ed Reis, President, Sedgwick repair solutions offers restoration trends to watch in 2019

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California wildfires: What happens next?

Disasters are unfortunately becoming commonplace news stories. Many people are dealing with tragic losses in the wake of both man-made and natural disasters. The recent fires that have ravaged California are now among the most devastating in U.S. history. This article from Digg provides a visualization of the scope of the fires. While the priority for emergency resources and others involved is focused on the safety and health of those impacted, the reality is many people are grappling w

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Should we stay or should we go? Considering both care and cost

In a disaster, emergency evacuation for long-term care facilities saves lives, not money. Evacuation expense reimbursement coverage may help when there is no question about whether to stay or go. The projected paths of the two most recent hurricanes, Florence and later Michael, led several state governors to issue mandatory evacuation orders impacting more than a million people. Many of the coastal senior living communities in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia had to be evacuated for

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Cavity wall insulation claims on the rise

When you think of industries with rising claims, cavity wall insulation (CWI) is probably not one of your top choices. However, we are seeing clients that have received thousands of claims from new ‘specialists’ against CWI contractors for negligent installation. There are several points to consider as businesses try to address this issue: How retrofit insulation has emerged The reason why they’ve emerged from the ‘plasterwork’ Items that make a property fit or unfit for CWI The attri

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Undercover consumer

In what may be the closest I’ve ever come to an “Undercover Boss” moment in my life, I had a chance this week to experience Sedgwick’s property services on a personal level. The surge of hurricane activity in the state of Florida, most recently this week’s historic impact of Hurricane Michael, put me in need of our capabilities and allowed me to get a rare consumer-side view of what we do.  My family lives in Chicago, but we own a rental property in the panhandle of Florida. Sitting so

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