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Chris Mandel, RF

SVP Strategic Solutions

After 25 years leading risk management departments and devising risk strategies for large global corporates. It is a pleasure to be on the team of THE world class provider of products and services essential to delivering excellent risk management outcomes.

Mr. Mandel received his B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University. In addition to these university programs, he was conferred the RIMS-CRMP (2017), RIMS Fellow (2015), ARME (2014) ,CCSA (2007), CPCU (1987), ARM (1990) and AIC (1982) designations. He is a frequent industry speaker and author, and a "Risk Innovator" contributor to Risk and Insurance magazine.

In 2016, Chris was awarded the Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. He was named Risk Manager of the Year - 2004 by Business Insurance and the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. He also writes the “Claims Management” column at IRMI and serves as the Director of the Sedgwick Institute.

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November 23, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
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A closer look at the COVID presumption laws and the lasting impact they’ll have on workers’ comp

A closer look at the COVID presumption laws and the lasting impact they’ll have on workers’ comp

November 23, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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October 06, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
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Telemedicine in the age of the pandemic

Telemedicine in the age of the pandemic

October 06, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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August 27, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Sedgwick Institute podcast: Laura Langone, head of insurance operations at Airbnb and RIMS president

At Sedgwick Institute Live, Chris Mandel profiles influential thought leaders who make a difference and whose interests lie in the risk and insurance world. In this podcast, Chris speaks with Laura Langone, head of insurance operations at Airbnb and …

August 27, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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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
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May 28, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Is COVID-19 a Black Swan Event? Let’s Do the Math

While most often characterized as negative, such as a loss, black swans can also be positive as in the case of an event that creates or enhances value.

May 28, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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May 28, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Sedgwick Institute podcast: Judge David Langham, deputy chief judge of compensation claims for Florida

At Sedgwick Institute Live, Chris Mandel profiles influential thought leaders who make a difference and whose interests lie in the risk and insurance world. In this podcast, Chris speaks with Judge David Langham, deputy chief judge of compensation cl…

May 28, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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April 27, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Becoming a trusted advisor to your leadership: Sedgwick virtual RIMS week

Achieving long-term success in risk management requires a vision, a plan and execution of established career goals. Central to such success is being viewed by your company’s leadership as not only knowledgeable, technically competent and reliable, bu…

April 27, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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March 04, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Efforts to privatize state comp funds keep rolling

Sedgwick Institute's Chris Mandel contributed to this article.

March 04, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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February 25, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Sedgwick Institute podcast: Bill Minick, founder and chairman of PartnerSource

At Sedgwick Institute Live, Chris Mandel profiles influential thought leaders who make a difference and whose interests lie in the risk and insurance world. In this podcast, Chris speaks with Bill Minick, founder and chairman of PartnerSource, a Dall…

February 25, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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January 10, 2020
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Sedgwick Institute podcast: Allen Wingfield, risk manager at Big Lots

At Sedgwick Institute Live, Chris Mandel profiles influential thought leaders who make a difference and whose interests lie in the risk and insurance world. In this podcast, Chris speaks with Allen Wingfield, risk manager at Big Lots. Chris and Al…

January 10, 2020 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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November 15, 2019
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
TRIA reauthorization update – Latest developments

The Financial Services Committee (FSC) of the House of Representatives recently held a hearing on the reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, also known as TRIA, which expires on December 31, 2020. This risk-financing mechanism has prove…

November 15, 2019 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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August 07, 2019
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Scenarios for the 2030s: Threats and opportunities for workers' compensation systems

Workers’ compensation systems have been a central and meaningful part of our social safety net for over 100 years. This longevity was accomplished despite social and economic changes, technology revolutions, and periods of wartime and prosperity. If…

August 07, 2019 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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May 07, 2019
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
10 Building Blocks to Risk Leader Success

Sedgwick SVP Strategic Solutions and Director Sedgwick Institute Chris Mandel authored this article

May 07, 2019 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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March 15, 2019
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Emerging risks soon to make the radar

A CEO I once worked for used to regularly ask me, “Tell me what I don’t know.” In his view, he could read the Wall Street Journal or any number of other typical sources of intelligence and information about running organizations, just like me as his …

March 15, 2019 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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April 12, 2018
Chris Mandel, RF
SVP Strategic Solutions
Operationalizing risk appetite for non-financial companies

Risk appetite and tolerance continue to be vexing challenges, even for risk leaders in financial institutions where their use is typically more common and advanced. However, those in non-financial organizations face tougher challenges, beginning with…

April 12, 2018 by Chris Mandel, RF, SVP Strategic Solutions
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