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Improved decision making: Three keys to getting value from data analytics

In today’s information age, data is everywhere. We’re inundated with it. But gathering data is just one piece of a much larger puzzle. Data isn’t very useful if nothing is done with it. It’s the analysis that leads to using data effectively to make better decisions that is the true key to success.  Workers' compensation is no exception. Increasingly, the success of your workers' compensation program is dependent on how data is being used to take action. If you’re not seeing the value of da

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Insurtech: Revolution, Evolution or Hype?

Three experts help break down the latest technological developments and provided insights into how they can benefit the workers’ compensation system during the most recent Out Front Ideas webinar

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Sedgwick enhances mySedgwick consumer self-service tool

Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, is pleased to announce new enhancements to its online self-service tool, mySedgwick

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Choices

This week, I spoke at the WCI 2018 conference in Orlando regarding the choices we make and the impact they have both short- and long-term in our lives, our careers and the lives of others we connect with each day. Currently, you have a choice to read this synopsis or, instead, view the video of my full speech. Each of us has a moral compass or set of values that guide us. Our parents or mentors provide advice on what we should do in life. Society has created expectations about how we should int

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Volcanos, earthquakes, fires and floods – how are we preparing for CATs in 2018?
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The 2018 CAT season has started with a vengeance. Already, we are seeing damage from flooding, earthquakes and a volcano in Hawaii. On top of that, hurricane season will soon be underway, the potential increases for droughts and related fires, and we will remain ready for ever-unpredictable earthquakes and tornadoes. What has changed since 2017, a year unlike any most of us have ever experienced in the insurance industry since the “Four in ’04” and Katrina, Rita, Wilma in 2005? Major hurricanes

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Why staying engaged and productive works

In the workers’ compensation and disability arena, working itself is beneficial to a person. Work is therapeutic. Besides the obvious financial benefit, working also offers valuable opportunities to socialize and be productive. Socializing, being at work, even telecommuting, forces us to interact with others. We get out of ourselves for several hours a day instead of being isolated. That can be very beneficial for someone suffering from chronic pain, for example. Time spent focusing only on ours

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Technology and the future of claims adjusting

As we prepare for the 2018 storm season, I can’t help but look back at the impact of 2017’s extreme weather. We have seen how vital it is to be ready to respond quickly to property claims in the field. Catastrophic weather events continue to test underwriting performance, stretch resources in restoring disrupted supply chains, and impact timelines for estimating losses and rebuilding infrastructures. One constant is having the right partners when handling major claim events. This can mean th

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Sedgwick's North: Claims Handling Is Undergoing a Tech Revolution

A host of new technologies, including apps, implementations of blockchain and other technology developments, are bringing innovation to claims and risk management.

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Improving consumer experience

Just this past week Dave North, our President and CEO, reminded an audience at the Integrated Benefits Institute conference that our industry must strive for one button simplicity. Despite often being known for its complexity, our industry’s goal should be to make things as easy as possible for the people impacted when something unexpected happens – a workplace injury, property or financial loss or damage from a natural or man-made disaster, the birth of a child or another medical situation, a

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Charting industry trends for 2018

At Sedgwick, our colleagues are dedicated to taking care of our clients and helping them stay informed on key changes and emerging trends in our industry. We recognize that 2018 will be a year of change in a variety of critical business areas. Sedgwick’s thought leaders believe the changes and trends in the spotlight for 2018 will include important topics such as catastrophe planning and response efforts, policy compliance and drug control efforts, self-service options, improving on opportuni

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Growth of video technology puts helpful “eyes” everywhere

In vehicles, cameras can provide key information for accident investigations. They can also reduce distracted driving accidents for employees who drive as a part of their jobs; the presence of the camera can keep employees from texting and improve safety on the road.1 If an accident does happen, the cameras can provide accurate details needed for completing investigations and settling liability claims. In addition to video, vehicles also have other advanced technology options through telematics

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The IoT and forensic vehicle investigations

The Internet of Things (IoT) has made a revolutionary impact on the automotive industry. Just like our smartphones, our cars have become smart cars, more commonly referred to as connected cars. Modern automobiles have the ability to produce, capture, store, process, analyze, and transmit large amounts of data to assist drivers and provide information – telematics. This data can be stored within the vehicle or transmitted to the cloud, the manufacturer or a designated insurance company. With t

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3D Laser Scanning in Forensic Science and Claims Industries

3D laser scanning: Essential technology in forensic science and claims When it comes to the claims industry, documentation is essential. In order to come to a conclusion regarding the cause of a fire, traffic accident or product failure, it is crucial for forensic investigators to document in a clear and effective manner. Today, technology plays an important role in improving the quality, speed and quantity of evidence collection; an investigation can be concluded with a higher amount of certai

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CIO.com honors the 2017 CIO 100 winners and Hall of Fame inductees

Congratulations are extended to Sedgwick Chief Information Officer, Jason Landrum, and the entire Sedgwick IT team. Sedgwick was recognized by CIO.com as a part of the 2017 CIO 100 winners program. The program is designed to recognize organizations for their business and technology innovation.

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