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September is National Preparedness Month

From a global pandemic to an attempted insurrection, unexpected condos collapses to historic wildfires, the past year and a half have been full of unpredictable disasters, putting in perspective just how unexpected disasters are and how far-reaching their effects can be. This September, as we observe National Preparedness Month, we are reminded of the importance…

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Keeping Hotel Guests Healthy & Safe with Legionella Prevention

Travel is booming after more than a year of pandemic-related mandates and recommendations. Hotels are welcoming guests and looking to offer great (and safe) experiences. Now more than ever, guests are sensitive to measures hotels are taking to ensure a safe and healthy environment. While there is comfort in seeing hotels enforce stricter cleaning standards,…

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Distracted Driving on the Rise During the Pandemic

Despite decreased traffic, the National Safety Council found that 2020 motor vehicle deaths were up 8% from 2019 — the highest percentage increase in 13 years. Cell phones have long been the cause of deadly driving accidents, but new evidence suggests that the distracted driving epidemic has only gotten worse during the pandemic.

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The Importance of Flexible Policy Terms Amid Widespread Construction Delays

Construction projects have historically been prone to delays. Now, after months of labor restrictions, material shortages, and an increase in renovations, delays are more widespread and severe than ever before.

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It’s Hail Time, Make Sure Insureds are Risk-Ready

Hail season is upon us and we’ve already seen significant weather events this past March and April. Wicked storms that dropped large hail in Norman, Oklahoma, and San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas, on April 28, are projected to have caused more than $3.5 billion in damages. Residents were forced to take shelter inside as…

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May is Wildfire Awareness Month

Last year we saw record-breaking wildfires engulf Northern California. An estimated 8.9 million acres were burned in the 2020 wildfire season, almost double the acreage burned in the 2019 season. Wildfire season is coming, and now is the perfect time to focus on wildfire preparedness. With a few simple precautions, homeowners can better protect their…

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Preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9-15, providing the perfect opportunity for people across the country to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season. Knowing what to do before, during, and after a hurricane or typhoon can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Take steps now to protect your home, yourself, and your family,…

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Sedgwick Helps Mitigate Risks During Remodeling and Repairs

Sedgwick Repair Services provides customized managed repair, restoration, and mitigation through its network of certified local, regional and national contractors. Members of Distinguished Programs – insureds in our New York Brick & Brownstone Program, City Multi-Family Insurance, City Landlord Insurance, and City Condominium Insurance – have access to Sedgwick’s network of trusted contractors whose insurance…

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A Sea of Litigation: Risk Management for Resort Waterparks, Waterslides

With the warm weather around the corner and after a year of safer-at-home guidelines and resort waterpark closures and/or limited-capacity mandates, operations are now getting ready for returning guests.  As fun as waterparks and slides are, they can also be dangerous with people getting hurt, sometimes severely. Slip and fall injuries are common as guests…

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Liability Risks with Cigar Bars, Hookah Lounges in Casinos and Resorts

Casinos and resorts throughout the country, including in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Florida, joined the cigar bar craze years ago, offering clientele the opportunity to light up while sipping exotic cocktails or flights of whisky or bourbon. Cigar bars became the perfect venue for buddies to throw a bachelor party with themed atmospheres that…

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