Hosts Readying for Annual 'Issues to Watch' Event

08 Jan, 2021 Nancy Grover


Sarasota, FL ( – 2021 may see a return to some sense of pre-COVID-19 normalcy. Scientists have a better understanding of the coronavirus, two vaccines are being rolled out and more are likely on the way.

But what ‘normal’ will look like is unclear. Also, the process of getting past the pandemic will undoubtedly be arduous.  

“Developing a vaccine is the first step in the recovery from COVID19,” said Kimberly George, SVP of Corporate Development, M&A and Healthcare for Sedgwick. “However, distribution of that vaccine is a huge logistical undertaking.”

Other issues surrounding COVID-19 are likely to persist for the long term, especially for employers.

“Everyone talks about COVID-19 claims in workers compensation,” said Mark Walls, VP Communications and Strategic Analysis for Safety National. “However businesses are seeing COVID19 litigation in a variety of other areas including employment practices, general liability, medical malpractice, and Directors & Officers liability.”

The healthcare challenges of COVID-19 and claims development surrounding the virus are among the ‘issues to watch’ to be highlighted in an annual webinar next week. In all, 20 issues will be included in the upcoming Out Front Ideas Webinar with George and Walls. Among the additional topics are: 

  • Election impact on risk management
  • Public health considerations
  • Insurance marketplace and rate outlook
  • Public sector financial challenges

The webinar takes place Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 12:00 EST.

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    • Nancy Grover

      Nancy Grover is a freelance writer having recently retired as the Director, Media Services for She comes to our company with more than 35 years as a broadcast journalist and communications consultant. Grover’s specialties include insurance, workers’ compensation, financial services, substance abuse, healthcare and disability. For 12 years she served as the Program Chair of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. A journalism/speech graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Grover also holds an MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

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