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Sedgwick’s experts and thought leaders are focused on 22 key trends we believe will be critical this year. See how we’re responding to opportunities and issues facing people, property, brands and performance — and find strategies and solutions to meet each challenge.

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May 24, 2022
Chris Frechette
vice president, liability practice
Electric vehicles: understanding potential exposures and mitigating claims

Advances in battery technologies and environmental concerns continue to bolster a growing interest in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). With the proliferation of EVs come new challenges for insurers. Traditional models for underwriting interna…

May 24, 2022 by Chris Frechette, vice president, liability practice
Blog
May 23, 2022
Beau Bishop, senior vice president, catastrophe operations, Danny Miller, executive vice president, loss adjustment property and Gail Oliver, senior vice president, sales
CAT season 2022: preparing our team and communities

Recent years have produced above-average storm seasons and, at the earliest estimation, 2022 is expected to continue this trend. Wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes are difficult for everyone involved — especially those whose home…

May 23, 2022 by Beau Bishop, senior vice president, catastrophe operations, Danny Miller, executive vice president, loss adjustment property and Gail Oliver, senior vice president, sales
Press release
May 19, 2022
Sedgwick acquires Orchid Medical

Combined ancillary care network bolsters offerings throughout the U.S. MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 19, 2022 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, announced it has acquired Orchid Medica…

May 19, 2022
Article
May 17, 2022
30 Executives’ Perspectives On Remote, Hybrid, And In-Office Work

Michelle Hay, global chief people officer, contributes to this Forbes article.

May 17, 2022
Article
May 17, 2022
Rising lumber, materials costs lead claims professionals to tweak their approach

Justin White, vice president of specialty services and principal building consultant, provides commentary in this Canadian Underwriter article.

May 17, 2022
Blog
May 17, 2022
Dr. Teresa Bartlett managing director, senior medical officer and Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW manager, behavioral health services
Addressing mental health concerns

Many of those who became accustomed to remote arrangements during the pandemic fear they will lose their work-life balance upon returning to the office. Meanwhile, others feel they will gain social engagement and a sense of connectedness. For employe…

May 17, 2022 by Dr. Teresa Bartlett managing director, senior medical officer and Mark Debus, MSW, LCSW manager, behavioral health services
Blog
May 16, 2022
Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development and Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer
Supporting the workforce in today’s challenging landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the face of the workforce. Much like an individual who survived a near-death experience, workers around the world have en masse taken stock of their lives during the past two years, reconsidering their priori…

May 16, 2022 by Kimberly George, global head, innovation and product development and Dr. Teresa Bartlett, senior medical officer
Article
May 13, 2022
Record Wildfires Threaten to Wreak $200 Billion in Global Damage

Kendall Biggs, senior fire investigator at EFI Global, discusses the link between climate change and wildfire intensity

May 13, 2022
Article
May 13, 2022
Sedgwick: What’s the best strategy after “costliest flood ever”?

Sedgwick Australia's Clare Cordingley, senior manager, major event response, discusses claims handling strategies for Australia's largest flood event

May 13, 2022
Blog
May 12, 2022
James McIntosh, national manager, technical services and Bruce Visser, technical manager, repair standards
Digital twin technology: another dimension to claims assessments

Digital twin provides an accurate and transparent representation of the inside and outside of a property. It allows all stakeholders to have full visibility of the damage and be able to discuss repairs openly with claims handlers, builders and other …

May 12, 2022 by James McIntosh, national manager, technical services and Bruce Visser, technical manager, repair standards
Blog
May 11, 2022
Eric Malterre, chief client officer, international, and James Norman, international business development director
Managing unpredictability in claims

From geopolitics to climate change to fears of another pandemic outbreak, instability seems prevalent everywhere. Current business risks abound, including cybersecurity, rising inflation, supply chain issues and the Great Resignation, which continues…

May 11, 2022 by Eric Malterre, chief client officer, international, and James Norman, international business development director
Article
May 11, 2022
The Correlation Between Telemedicine and Stimulant Abuse in the United States

Article by Dr. Reema Hammoud, assistant vice president of clinical pharmacy, published in Healthcare Business Today.

May 11, 2022
News
May 09, 2022
Preparation tactics for wildfire situations

EFI Global, Inc. fire investigator, Kendall Biggs talks about preparation tactics for wildfire situations.

May 09, 2022
Blog
May 09, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
New CMR substance bans create consequences for the cosmetics industry

The European Commission now seems to routinely extend the list of carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic (“CMR”) substances that are prohibited for use in cosmetics throughout the EU. Most of these banned substances are relatively unknown, but a grow…

May 09, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
Blog
May 06, 2022
Beth Burry
SVP, managed care operations
Making a difference: a celebration of nurses

An interview with Beth Burry, SVP, managed care operations In celebration of May being Nurses Month, we (virtually) sat down with Beth Burry to learn more about the important roles nurses play at Sedgwick. Tell us about your position. As senior …

May 06, 2022 by Beth Burry, SVP, managed care operations