Keeping Up with First Responder Presumption Laws

Jody Moses
Managing Director, Public Entities, Pools and Associations, Sedgwick
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The legal definition of presumption law, how it is established in a variety of jurisdictions and the widening of the ‘first responder’ classifications amdist the COVID-19 pandemic are discussed during this podcast.

As a result of the pandemic, there are now states considering legislation that will include COVID-19 in its presumption laws, as well as expanding the list of to whom these laws will apply as a first responder. These laws typically only apply to public sector personnel. However, as the pandemic continues, they will most likely extend into the private sector due to the wide variety of those that are now included in the first responder category.

Some main presumptions for first responders include:

  • Cancer
  • Lung and Respiratory
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Heart and Vascular
By: Jody Moses
Managing Director, Public Entities, Pools and Associations, Sedgwick

Summary of Qualifications

Jody is based in Orange, California. She manages the design and implementation of customized claims management solutions for public entities, risk pools and associations. She is responsible for developing and delivering strategic direction, business growth goals, service delivery models, and pricing and design for these industry segments.

Jody joined Sedgwick in 2019 through the acquisition of York Risk Services Group and brings to the combined organization 25 years of specialized claims administration experience. A frequent speaker and workshop leader at regional and national public entity risk management conferences, she actively works with public entities to analyze and influence legislative and regulatory changes that directly affect their risk management programs.

Jody is a certified workers’ compensation claims adjuster with expertise in the complex California workers’ compensation system; she is also a licensed general adjuster and has earned the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.

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