COVID-19 Resources

As today’s environment continues to rapidly evolve, we are all focused on maintaining service levels and remaining aware of COVID-19’s impact on our customers. Given the latest federal social distancing guidelines, all of us at OneBeacon will continue working from home at least through April. In the meantime, below are several resources we thought you may find helpful.

General COVID-19 Resources
Health & Safety Institute: this dedicated COVID-19 “digital toolbox” offers access to curated content from WHO, OSHA, the CDC and other trusted sources. Materials include videos, podcasts, training courses and other relevant tools.

Industry Voices
American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) offers COVID-19 related rules, regulations and insurance department communications.

Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB) content highlighting COVID-19’s impact on the commercial insurance industry.

Insurance Information Institute’s (I.I.I.) recent NAIC presentation addressing COVID-19’s impact on our industry.

Working from home Materials:

  • OSHA tips for productivity and wellness.
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) long-time early literacy partnership with the Sesame Workshop offers “Every day is a reading and writing day” resource for employees or customers who are working from home while also caring for young children.

Cyber Awareness
Cyber criminals understand vulnerability and are using the public’s preoccupation with COVID-19 for targeted cybercrimes. Our recent blog post offers several precautionary tips.

Update & Questions
We will continue to provide updates as necessary. We particularly appreciate your business and friendship during these challenging times. Be well.

COVID-19: Cyber Attacks Increasing

In  uncertain or chaotic times, the last thing many of us think about is Cyber security. Cyber criminals take advantage of our distraction and target the public with cyber crimes. Currently, there several types of new attacks that have been discovered leveraging the public’s concern generated by COVID-19. So as you are surfing the web for information or trying to adjust to a remote work situation, please be sure to practice extra cyber security vigilance.
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OneBeacon Update on COVID-19

The OneBeacon community has your good health and safety in our hearts. Given mandated containment efforts in many communities, we have encouraged our employees to work from home for the foreseeable future. Our network is fully capable of supporting a remote workforce, along with digital assets available to our customers and brokers. We are fully committed to maintaining our responsive service levels, while minimizing our employees’ risk of exposure. We are all reachable at the email and phone contacts you are accustomed to using in your day-to-day communications. Please watch for future updates.

Stay well!

Specialty Health Hits the Beach!

Our Specialty Health division of our Accident & Health team recently met in Sanibel Island, FL for their annual underwriting meeting. They took a look at their 2019 accomplishments, and discussed 2020 planning and goals. The meeting included presentations from underwriting, claims and sales, as well as clinical consultants. The group engaged in discussions around industry trends in medical and prescription therapies, and other topics. Following the meetings, the group enjoyed some sun and sand in Sanibel.

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Specialty Property Meets in Vegas

Our Specialty Property team recently all met in Las Vegas, NV for their annual underwriting meeting to discuss 2019 accomplishments, and 2020 planning. The meeting included presentations from regional underwriting teams and key business partners, while also engaging in discussions around industry trends. Following the meetings, the group enjoyed dinner out on the town, and hit the links at Topgolf!

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OneBeacon Celebrates 5th Annual Insurance Careers Month

It’s February and that means #InsuranceCareersMonth has officially begun! This initiative aims to inspire young professionals to choose a career in insurance. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and how it’s a rewarding career filled with opportunity. We’ll be posting Insurance Careers content to our social media, so be sure to follow our OneBeacon Twitter accounts: @OneBeaconIns and @OneBeaconJobs (careers page).

To learn more about this movement, visit their website and find out how you can get involved!

Join Us at the Baltimore Boat Show This Week!

If you’re attending the Baltimore Boat Show this week from January 23-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center, be sure to say hello to members of our National Marine Underwriters team exhibiting at the event! The annual convention is the largest indoor boat show in the Maryland, D.C. and Chesapeake Bay regions and showcases the latest gear, products, technology, insurance coverage and more. We hope to see you there! #BaltBoatShow

Water Damage: a Quiet, Slow and Expensive Claim

Did you know that water damage is one of the most common losses in the industry? With areas of the country now experiencing cold snaps, damage from a frozen pipe is possible. In the latest issue of News from the Vault, OneBeacon Financial Services’ Craig Collins discusses the many ways to prevent water damage and the existing technology you can utilize to stay alert if there’s a leak.

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