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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 14, 2020
Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Trending themes in building safety and repair

You may think you are prepared, but are you really prepared? As more organizations move from a planning phase to an active return to workplaces, schools, campuses and more, they are facing an urgent need to have resources at the ready from a building…

August 14, 2020 by Keith Pokorny, Regional Vice President, EFI Global Inc. and Ed Reis, President, Repair Solutions
Study, Article
August 13, 2020
Max Koonce
Chief Claims Officer
White Paper: Expanded Use of Presumption and the Implications for the “Grand Bargain”

The COVID-19 environment has generated renewed conversations around compensability presumptions. Some argue that broadening workers’ compensation coverage beyond what are employment related risks for which employers have no ability to control or prev…

August 13, 2020 by Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer
Article, News
August 13, 2020
Meet them now: MBJ's Super Women in Business 2020

Sedgwick's Ericka DeBruce, VP of colleague experience and corporate engagement, named to Memphis Business Journal's Super Women in Business class of 2020

August 13, 2020
Article
August 13, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
Everything You Need to Protect Yourself (and Others) From COVID-19 on Campus

Sedgwick's Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer, was interviewed for this feature article

August 13, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
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August 12, 2020
CAT response services: Derecho storms through the Midwest

A destructive derecho stormed through a long stretch of the Midwest on Monday, bringing torrential rain and dangerous straight-line winds to Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. With wind gusts up to 112 mph, the derecho moved from far southeastern South Dako…

August 12, 2020
News
August 12, 2020
CAT response services: Marine services supporting Beirut port explosion

The Beirut port catastrophic explosion has caused widespread damage and devastation — with at least 160 tragically killed, 6,000 wounded, 300,000 immediately displaced and extensive damage to the port and buildings across the city. Early analys…

August 12, 2020
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August 12, 2020
Sedgwick announces key leadership promotions

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 12, 2020 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology‐enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced key leadership promotions amongst its executive team as part of its planned succession pr…

August 12, 2020
Article
August 11, 2020
Dr. Teresa Bartlett
Senior Medical Officer
9 Ways To Stay Safe When Returning To Your Workplace During Covid-19

Sedgwick's Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer, was interviewed for this article

August 11, 2020 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Medical Officer
News, Article
August 11, 2020
2020 Innovation Award winners announced

Sedgwick's global intake solutions named Business Insurance 2020 Innovation Award winner

August 11, 2020
Article
August 11, 2020
Andrea Buhl
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, managing director, clinical operations
The New Era of Fit for Work Programs

This month's Experts View column features Sedgwick's Andrea J. Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, managing director, clinical operations

August 11, 2020 by Andrea Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, managing director, clinical operations
Article
August 11, 2020
Mike Brogden
chief executive officer, Middle East
COVID-19, economic issues complicating assessment of Beirut blast claims

This articles includes comments from Sedgwick's Mike Brogden, chief executive officer, Middle East

August 11, 2020 by Mike Brogden, chief executive officer, Middle East
News
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