Millions of hectares raised, hundreds of homes lost – familiar statistics from the bushfires that devastated a significant area of Australia over the summer of 2019/20.

Years’ of experience responding to Catastrophe events around the globe have proved that these statistics tell only a part of the story. Sedgwick recognise that a comprehensive disaster recovery response requires a range of other factors to be considered.

Sedgwick - Aus Bushfires Review

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As has become our standard, Sedgwick’s management of this unprecedented event extended beyond individual claims and incorporated a range of unique skills together with several short, mid, and long-term solutions – not least the provision of additional support for vulnerable customers.

Our technology-focused approach was advantageous; however, our colleagues were truly tested on the ground, particularly due to the added complexities associated with COVID-19. We are rightly proud of their efforts, living up to our core values every day, and remaining motivated to achieve successful outcomes for each of their customers.

A year on, we’ve taken the opportunity to document many of the associated challenges, images, and emotions, including case studies from Kangaroo Island and Batemans Bay, as well as a focus on ‘Prevention of Access’ claims.

We truly hope you enjoy this account and that it will become a valued resource showcasing the best of what the insurance profession can be, proving unequivocally our philosophy of caring counts.

Should you have any questions, or want to learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Paul Bloxsome
Global Specialty Markets Manager
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