Healthcare’s David Pulley a Presenter for a CPM Webinar

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s David Pulley is a presenter for a webinar taking place this week. Hosted by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (CPM), this hour-long session will focus on best practices for risk management and discuss aspects of liability related to midwives, homebirth and birth center-based practices. David will also speak about ways to help minimize liability, documentation of the medical record, processes and action plans, reporting adverse events to appropriate parties, transporting mothers and/or infants and collaboration with physicians.

The Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue to Present at DATIA Annual Conference

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue is co-presenting at this year’s Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) annual conference taking place this week in Las Vegas. The conference focuses on the latest information pertinent to this unique industry. The session titled, “Changes in Professional Liability Insurance,” discusses the professional liability insurance needs of these organizations, and how recent changes in underwriting guidelines impact them. 

 

OneBeacon Technology: Buffalo I-Day

OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s East region team participated in the recent Buffalo (N.Y.) I-Day. This annual event is presented by the Insurance Club of Buffalo. With featured speakers, exhibit space and ample networking, this hallmark event showcases industry support of the upstate New York markets.

Pictured are (l to r) OneBeacon Technology’s Teodor Dhami, Roger Loftis and Geoff Capell.

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OneBeacon Healthcare Group is at the 2016 PLUS Medical Symposium

The PLUS Medical Symposium is back to Chicago this year, and OneBeacon Healthcare Group is there!

In addition to scheduled meetings, members of our team will participate in various sessions. Susan Angelo, Senior Vice President, Managed Care Divisions, will moderate a session titled, “2016 ACA Update: Good News/Bad News.” The ACA was enacted to provide health care to all. Exchanges and Co-ops were formed to ensure competition and provide affordable options. Yet, these newly formed organizations are failing at an alarming rate. What are the ramifications? This panel will discuss these and other issues involving ACA.

Brenda Craig, Senior Vice President, Senior Living Organizations and Medical Facilities Divisions, will sit on a panel hosted by AmWINS. Focused on Long Term Care, the panel will discuss tough venues, competing with standard markets and other challenges facing the industry.

TechAssure Selects OneBeacon as Technology Insurance Partner

We’re excited to announce that TechAssure has selected OneBeacon as its technology insurance partner. TechAssure is a leading association of independent insurance agents/brokers who specialize in managing technology risks. Through this partnership, TechAssure member companies can access OneBeacon Technology’s capabilities and resources that are similarly tailored for technology businesses. Read full news release here

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OneBeacon Government Risks Exhibits at the Georgia PRIMA Conference

OneBeacon Government Risks (OBGR) is exhibiting at the 2016 Georgia PRIMA Conference on April 18-20,  at The Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, GA.

If you are at the conference too, stop by the OBGR exhibit booth and see Dave Byrom, AVP Business Development, Julie Frisbey-Decker, Risk Control Field Consultant, and Mary Vasquez, Senior Underwriter, to learn more about the products and coverage we offer to public entities.

For updates from the conference, follow OneBeacon Government Risks on Twitter @OneBeaconGov .

TAX SEASON PROMPTS PHISHING EXPEDITIONS

As the April 15th tax filing deadline approaches, there has been an uptick in phishing scams targeting consumers along with HR managers. This corporate angle features emails supposedly from company executives soliciting employee W2s along with other sensitive payroll information. While there have been numerous articles on this topic, we encourage you to remain vigilant and ensure that your HR team is aware of this aggressive email campaign. Please refer to these IRS tips as a potential resource. Any such email requests should be considered suspicious and followed-up with an email or phone call to verify the sender’s identity.

 

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Government Risks’ Sarah Schmitz to Present at CLM Conference

OneBeacon Government Risks’ Claims Examiner Sarah Schmitz will present on Thursday, April 7 at the 2016 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) annual conference. Her session will take place at 11:30 a.m. ET and focus on municipal law and medical marijuana in the workplace. Find out more about this three-day, Orlando-based event by visiting Government Risks’ In the Know blog>>

Have a Policy in Place for April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, an ideal time to remind employees about the risks involved with shifting your focus behind the wheel. From texting to inputting directions on a GPS, the temptation to multitask while driving is all around us. And when we lose our focus, even momentarily, it is difficult to operate a vehicle safely, reasonably and responsibly.

If an employee is involved in an accident while distracted, the employer may be held liable for injuries or damages. The good news is that distracted driving is preventable. This article by OneBeacon Financial Services President Craig Collins outlines preventative measures and policies employers can implement to help protect their company, its employees and everyone else on the road.