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July 30, 2021
Sedgwick names Rich Wirth senior vice president of risk services

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 29, 2021 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has appointed Rich Wirth to the role of senior vice president of its risk services group. Wirth will oversee …

July 30, 2021
Blog
July 29, 2021
Beth Burry-Jackson, MA, CRC, ARM, SVP, case management, clinically integrated programs and Kimberly Culver, MSN, RN, RDMS, RT(R), director of clinical pharmacy
Long-haul cases demand attention – and now ADA coverage

The mention of long-haul COVID-19 cases and their impact on the workplace has surged to the top of many discussions — even at the highest levels of government; as of this week, long COVID is now a recognized, protected condition under the Ameri…

July 29, 2021 by Beth Burry-Jackson, MA, CRC, ARM, SVP, case management, clinically integrated programs and Kimberly Culver, MSN, RN, RDMS, RT(R), director of clinical pharmacy
Article
July 29, 2021
6 Questions for Sedgwick CEO Mike Arbour

Mike Arbour, CEO, is interviewed by Risk & Insurance.

July 29, 2021
Article
July 29, 2021
You're ready to return to the office after more than a year working at home. But is your body?

Lisa Orr, Sedgwick senior human factors consultant, provides commentary in this article.

July 29, 2021
Article
July 28, 2021
How has the pandemic changed catastrophe claims?

Mike Alwyn, president, Canada, provides commentary in this Insurance Business Canada article.

July 28, 2021
Article
July 28, 2021
Hulp in Zuid-Limburg; de eerste ervaringen van een Sedgwick-expert

Patrick ter Avest, practice leader property, is featured in this Risk & Business article.

July 28, 2021
News
July 27, 2021
CAT response services: Severe weather hits Japan and the Philippines

Tropical Storm Nepartak heads toward Japan and the Olympic Games Tokyo is bracing for Tropical Storm Nepartak, which has already begun to disrupt some Olympic events. The storm developed late Friday, local time and is heading toward the island nati…

July 27, 2021
Blog
July 27, 2021
Michael Boyes
head of construction and engineering
Construction groundwork claims: Unfortunate or foreseeable?

Across New Zealand, the winter weather conditions threaten to saturate the ground — potentially causing landslips and soil collapse and often, causing disruption to construction works. Increased rainfall during the winter months is expected, bu…

July 27, 2021 by Michael Boyes, head of construction and engineering
News
July 22, 2021
CAT response services: China province hit by record-breaking rainfall

Severe flooding overwhelmed Zhengzhou, the capital of China’s central Henan province, after the equivalent of a year's average rainfall fell in just three days. The event led to the evacuation of about 100,000 people, the rescue of more than 500 peop…

July 22, 2021
Blog
July 22, 2021
David Stills
senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
A look back: Adapting from and responding to evolving risks

Having now entered the second half of 2021, let’s reflect on what we learned — not only from the last six months, but previous years as well. As risk managers, reflection is a key component to ensuring the success of our risk management and cla…

July 22, 2021 by David Stills, senior vice president, carrier and risk practice
Legislative update
July 22, 2021
Legislation updates: Disability, leave and workers' compensation

Sedgwick regularly monitors and reports on disability, leave and workers' compensation legislation impacting our customers. Click on the links below for summaries of recent updates. With COVID-19 impacting legislation, you can also visit sedgwick.…

July 22, 2021
Article
July 20, 2021
Executive Insights: Sedgwick Executive Chairman Dave North

Dave North, Sedgwick executive chairman, is featured in NU Executive Insights.

July 20, 2021
News
July 20, 2021
CAT response services: Catastrophic flooding devastates Western Europe

See below for German and Dutch translations Record rainfall across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands caused rivers to quickly overflow, leading to catastrophic flooding. Fast-rising water destroyed buildings, leveled neighborhoods, and swept away…

July 20, 2021
Blog
July 19, 2021
Chris Harvey
VP, crisis solution
CBD and cannabis: With opportunity comes risk

An exclusive life sciences webinar hosted recently by Sedgwick’s brand protection experts offered insight into the latest product safety challenges facing medical device, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, including an insightful discussion …

July 19, 2021 by Chris Harvey, VP, crisis solution
Blog
July 16, 2021
Scott Richardson
executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer
Property market and building trends amid the 2021 hurricane season

The construction and restoration industry has faced a unique set of challenges in the last year, including, but not limited to, rising material and labor costs, increased labor shortages and extended restoration periods. For those responding to storm…

July 16, 2021 by Scott Richardson, executive vice president, operations, chief strategic & development officer