OneBeacon Professional’s Holmes to Chair Advisen Cyber Risk Conference

OneBeacon Professional Insurance’s Kim Holmes, Vice President of Product Development, will be a Chairperson at the upcoming Advisen 2014 Cyber Risk Insights Conference in New York City on October 28. She will chair the Health Care Cyber Liability track, taking place from 10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET.

The track will include interactive discussions on state privacy law, its impact on recent class action litigation, and both pre- and post-breach considerations where business associate relationships may create multi-state liability for health care organizations.

For more information, read our full news release>>

Visit with OBGR at Florida PRIMA

The Annual Florida Public Risk Management (PRIMA) conference is taking place this week in Orlando, Florida. If you’re in attendance, be sure to stop by the exhibit hall at booth 42 to visit with OneBeacon Government Risks’ Bradley York and Tania Strickland.

The Florida PRIMA brings together public entity professionals and risk managers to build their professional skills, network, and discuss emerging issues and trends in the public risk sector. The conference features educational seminars and presentations by industry experts. For event information, visit http://www.centralfloridaprima.org/Events.cfm.

Mark Stuckel Joins OneBeacon Entertainment to Lead Chicago Office

We are pleased to announce that OneBeacon Entertainment has opened an office in Chicago, Ill. led by Mark Stuckel. In this new role, Mark reports to Brenda Campbell, from the Los Angeles office.

OneBeacon Entertainment President Peter Williams said, “We are very pleased to welcome Mark to OneBeacon and especially excited to establish a presence in Chicago. Mark’s longtime focus on the casino and gaming industry brings the expertise required to serve our Midwest clients and build on our strong foundation in this entertainment sector.”

Mark comes to OneBeacon with 35 years of underwriting experience, much of which was spent serving in various underwriting and management roles at Zurich North America. Over that time, he has specifically focused on the entertainment insurance segment, with a particular expertise in the casino and gaming sector.

A warm welcome to Mark!

For more information about OneBeacon Entertainment, please visit http://www.onebeaconentertainment.com.

Bitcoin Demystified

We suspect that you’ve been reading about the virtual currency trend and wondering if it will really take hold. But what is bitcoin and how does it work, given that it operates outside of the traditional banking system? We are pleased to answer those questions and more in our most recent whitepaper titled “Bitcoin – The Currency of Tomorrow – or Today?” authored by OneBeacon Technology’s Joe Budzyn.

Joe and OneBeacon Technology’s Lloyd Takata also recently published an article on bitcoin in the September edition of Risk & Insurance, which we invite you to review as well.

To review our complete library of technology-focused whitepapers, please visit our Technology Insurance website.

OneBeacon Presenting at Iowa Bankers Convention

Craig Collins, President of OneBeacon Professional’s Financial Services division, will be presenting at the 128th annual Iowa Bankers Convention and Expo. Craig’s presentation – “Cyber Liability Issues and Trends Affecting Community Banks” – will take place on September 22 at 1:30 p.m. Craig, along with OneBeacon’s Tammy Plazcek and Jamie Lauer, will also be hosting OBPI’s booth at the Convention and invite you to stop by.

Iowa Banker Convention & Expo 2014

 

OneBeacon Technology at Eurapco

Staying well connected to our international markets helps strengthen our global capabilities. One such opportunity is the European Alliance of Insurance Companies or Eurapco. With representatives from many European nations (France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, etc.), this network focuses on sharing insurance industry knowledge, skills and insights on a peer to peer basis. This week, a commercial lines group seminar is underway, featuring a presentation by OneBeacon Technology’s John Wurzler and Lloyd Takata, who will discuss  FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). We welcomed this opportunity and look forward to learning about emerging trends from our European counterparts.

 

Eurapco

 

 

NAPSLO 2014: Visit with Our Specialty Groups!

The 40th annual National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) convention is taking place this week in Atlanta. The conference brings together more than 3,500 surplus professionals for three days of educational workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

If you’re in attendance, be sure to visit with OneBeacon representatives from our Environmental, Professional Insurance and Specialty Property Groups who can offer specialty insurance insights. For more info on NAPSLO 2014, visit http://www.napslo.net/2014/index.html.

3D Printing Insights

Have you seen a 3D printing demo yet? Or are you just curious about how it works and what exposures it represents? We’re pleased to share an article published in US Tech authored by OneBeacon Technology’s Steve Morkovsky. Titled “Taking Printing to the Next Dimension” this piece describes the various 3D printing technologies, its emerging commercial applications and the inevitable risks associated with this new approach.  We hope you enjoy the article!

Bitcoin 101

Are you “Befuddled by Bitcoin?” If so, you may enjoy reading the recent article authored by OneBeacon Technology’s Joe Budzyn and Lloyd Takata, published in the September issue of Risk & Insurance. In this piece, Joe and LLoyd explain this virtual currency and how it works, and highlight the associated risks. For additional insights on the fast-paced technology segment, visit onebeacontech.com and view our whitepapers library and other resources.

OneBeacon Technology Video

Meet OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s Teodor Dhami, as he discusses our approach to technology underwriting. Besides working with dedicated technology-only underwriters, we apply our specialized resources to help us understand each account, including risk control services and even personally meeting insureds. Working in partnership with producers who share our focus on the technology market segment results in compelling insurance solutions and targeted services for the customer. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel to hear about this firsthand from Teodor.