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Throughout 2020, our experts and thought leaders will monitor, share and explore the common threads that connect us all, and keep you tied into how they evolve to help us all prepare for the future.

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August 06, 2020
CAT response services: Beirut response

The catastrophic explosion in the Beirut port has caused widespread devastation — with more than 130 tragically reported deaths, 5,000 wounded, 300,000 displaced, and extensive damage to the port and buildings across the city. Rescue workers co…

August 06, 2020
Blog
August 06, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Workforce Absence
Furlough FAQs

Among the many issues employers are facing in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 is the possibility of furloughs, temporary location closings and short-term layoffs. Not only are these actions devastating and challenging for individuals and teams, th…

August 06, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Workforce Absence
News
August 04, 2020
CAT response services: Severe weather threatens the U.S.

Tropical Storm Isaias Isaias made landfall in North Carolina as a category 1 hurricane late Monday causing coastal flooding, structural fires and collapses, and power outages for more than 500,000 homes and businesses. Now downgraded to a tropi…

August 04, 2020
Article
August 03, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Presumption of WC Claim Compensability in the Age of COVID

COVID-19 has brought a spotlight to a long-developing issue in workers compensation (WC), namely the presumption of compensability. As legislators and politicians increasingly turn to the use and expansion of the "presumption of compensability" to ex…

August 03, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
Newsletter
August 03, 2020
Darin Miller, NAMS-CMS
marine manager
How Marine Claims is Adapting Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) most recent newsletter, Darin Miller, NAMS-CMS shares his expertise on how marine claims are adapting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 03, 2020 by Darin Miller, NAMS-CMS, marine manager
Press release
August 02, 2020
Sedgwick appoints Takeshi Nagao managing director for Japan

TOKYO, 3 August 2020 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has appointed Takeshi Nagao as managing director for its operations in Japan. Nagao is a property and casualty claims …

August 02, 2020
Blog
July 31, 2020
Jennifer Milton
Team Leader / Senior Claims Manager, Sedgwick Germany
What lasting, positive transformations may we see because of COVID-19?

Headlines continually tell us about the plethora of changes and disturbances taking place around the globe and in most aspects of our lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And whether the end to this catastrophe will occur through the development of re…

July 31, 2020 by Jennifer Milton, Team Leader / Senior Claims Manager, Sedgwick Germany
July 31, 2020
CAT response services: Sedgwick's yacht surveyors/adjusters are ready for Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias is brewing and forecasted to impact the islands of the northern Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. with heavy rain, winds and building seas. With hurricane season upon us and activity in the Atlantic starting to heat up, Sedgwick ha…

July 31, 2020
News
July 30, 2020
Sedgwick named as a finalist for the 2020 Australian HR Awards

Sedgwick's catastrophe weather events campaign is a Best Recruitment Campaign finalist

July 30, 2020
Article
July 28, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
6 Myths About Coronavirus Herd Immunity, Debunked By Doctors

This article includes comments by Sedgwick's Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer

July 28, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
Newsletter
July 27, 2020
Sedgwick news UK

News and views from Sedgwick in the UK - issue 4 | Summer 2020

July 27, 2020
Article
July 27, 2020
Jake Carter
director forensic advisory services, Sedgwick Australia
Sedgwick's Jake Carter, director forensic advisory services division in Australia, selected for the Insurance Business Young Guns 2020 list

Young Guns are the future of the Australian insurance industry, with up-to-date knowledge that industry veterans can benefit from and leadership skills that will make them role models for the brokers of tomorrow.

July 27, 2020 by Jake Carter, director forensic advisory services, Sedgwick Australia
Article
July 27, 2020
Lisa Harlan
managing director
COVID-19 Is Changing the Workers’ Comp Playbook: Are You Giving Your Claims Team What They Need to Prepare?

This article includes comments from Sedgwick's Lisa Harlan, managing director

July 27, 2020 by Lisa Harlan, managing director
Blog
July 24, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
COVID-19 six months later: Where are we?

As of this writing, we have over 15 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and over 4 million cases here in the U.S. Those numbers are staggering – and not what we expected when I first wrote on Sedgwick’s blog only six months ago about the no…

July 24, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
News
July 23, 2020
CAT response services: Several storms are brewing in the Gulf, Pacific and Atlantic

Tropical Depression 8 Forecasters are predicting that this tropical depression could strengthen into Tropical Storm Hanna and begin impacting a portion of the Gulf Coast on Friday. Heavy rains are expected along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the…

July 23, 2020