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December 16, 2021
James Norman
International business development director
Africa and insurance claims management: Building momentum

With a young population, strong human capital and large regional insurance hubs, the potential of the African insurance sector is well known. As the second fastest growing insurance market behind Latin America, it has a landscape all its own with est…

December 16, 2021 by James Norman, International business development director
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May 07, 2021
Donny Phillips, business development manager and Jeffrey Burmeister, client services manager
Unemployment fraud hits home – Be aware of fake claims

Imagine getting a letter in the mail telling you about your unemployment benefits when you still have a job. Not only is it puzzling, it may leave you wondering what to do next. This type of fraudulent activity related to unemployment claims has been…

May 07, 2021 by Donny Phillips, business development manager and Jeffrey Burmeister, client services manager
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December 17, 2020
John Brockschmidt, SVP, Pooling; Russ Hocutt, SVP, Ohio TPA Operations; Jody Moses, Managing Director, Public Entities; Frank Pagnatta, SVP, CareWorks Comp
4 ways Ohio employers can make the most of recent BWC dividends

In November, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) agreed to issue $5 billion in dividends to qualifying Ohio employers to ease the financial pressures created by COVID-19. This is the third dividend declared and paid in 2020, bringing the t…

December 17, 2020 by John Brockschmidt, SVP, Pooling; Russ Hocutt, SVP, Ohio TPA Operations; Jody Moses, Managing Director, Public Entities; Frank Pagnatta, SVP, CareWorks Comp
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November 18, 2020
Donny Phillips, Business Development Manager and Heather Vogus, VP, Operations
Unemployment taxes, fraudulent claims and identity theft

As we approach unemployment tax season, the uncertainties around COVID-19 will only increase. How will the pandemic impact 2021 unemployment taxes? What about the years that follow? And in addressing unemployment, how can employers avoid fraud and id…

November 18, 2020 by Donny Phillips, Business Development Manager and Heather Vogus, VP, Operations
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October 19, 2020
Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

On June 25, 2019, Connecticut joined seven other states — California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, and Oregon — and the District of Columbia by passing legislation to create a comprehensive paid family an…

October 19, 2020
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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
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May 08, 2020
Edging Up

Disability and leave Many states have expanded provisions in their disability and leave programs to accommodate issues related to COVID-19, including California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island and Washington. For the latest …

May 08, 2020
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April 29, 2020
Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services and Brad Krauss, VP Business Development
3 key questions: Getting back to business after COVID-19

While we will miss seeing you at the Annual RIMS Conference & Exhibition in Denver, there has never been a more important time for us to connect or a more valuable message to share. The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected us all deepl…

April 29, 2020 by Kathy Tazic, Managing Director Client Services and Brad Krauss, VP Business Development
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April 24, 2020
Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
Fire dangers and fraud – an unexpected impact of COVID-19

Compared to a few months ago, more people are staying at home. More people are cooking at home. More people are unemployed. More people are in economic stress. Because of these circumstances, people are faced with new challenges – and more kitchens a…

April 24, 2020 by Steve Powell, EVP, Specialty Operations, Property Americas and Michael Hoffman, MSc, IAAI-CFI, Sr. Principal Fire Scientist, EFI Global, a Sedgwick company
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April 23, 2020
Sedgwick introduces critical “Back to Business” support services for organizations resuming operations amid COVID-19

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April 23, 2020 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, today announced a customizable suite of services designed to assist businesses as they look to move forward …

April 23, 2020
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April 10, 2020
COVID-19 Impact on unemployment

Sedgwick is committed to keeping our clients informed on key legislative changes impacting claims programs as we all navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One area of concern for many employers is the impact on unemployment compensation. …

April 10, 2020
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March 30, 2020
Bryon Bass
SVP Disability and Absence Management
States respond to the coronavirus: Latest disability and leave expansions

On May 12, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the next round of COVID-19 response legislation. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act with over 1,800 pages and a $3 trillion price tag includes labor and em…

March 30, 2020 by Bryon Bass, SVP Disability and Absence Management
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January 17, 2020
Scotty Benton
Vice President, Workers' Compensation Practice, Sedgwick
Rise of the gig economy

First things first. What’s a gig economy? Working “gigs” isn’t a new concept — people have long served as contractors, creators and craftsmen as part of a flexible workforce. The past decade, however, has seen a tremend…

January 17, 2020 by Scotty Benton, Vice President, Workers' Compensation Practice, Sedgwick
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September 20, 2019
Bill Zachry
Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
Gig economy facing a massive sea change in California

Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5: Gonzalez; D-San Diego), which was recently passed by the California legislature and just signed into law Wednesday by Governor Gavin Newsom, will fundamentally change much of California’s gig economy, including how gig wor…

September 20, 2019 by Bill Zachry, Senior Fellow, Sedgwick Institute
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January 27, 2017
Todd J. Squiers, Director, Client Development
Now trending: Paid parental leave

Brian Gifford, PhD, Director of Research for IBI, discusses paid parental leave trends. On January 18, I attended the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) Paid Parental Leave and LOA Regional Event in San Jose, California. The topic of the day was th…

January 27, 2017 by Todd J. Squiers, Director, Client Development