Medicine plays a vital role in safeguarding public health throughout the world. Pharmaceutical companies develop medicines to treat and cure sickness and disease. However, despite these noble intentions, occasionally substances created for a specific therapeutic purpose become dangerous. As such, federal and state governments have passed numerous laws to control and manage the prescription, use, storage, handling and disposal of such controlled substances.
To offer you and your clients deeper insights on this topic, we are pleased to announce the publication of our latest Technology whitepaper titled “DEA Controlled Substances & Regulatory Compliance” authored by Technology Risk Control Specialist Elizabeth Marazzo. In this whitepaper, she provides an overview of DEA requirements and controls that should be in place for organizations who handle, manufacture and/or store controlled substances.
Record-setting storms and wildfires occurring in some states recently, shed light on the fact that severe weather can happen anytime, and anywhere in the country.
Taking this into account, National Preparedness Month – observed each September – encourages Americans to take steps to be prepared for disasters in their homes, places of work, schools and communities.
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the renewal rights to Brit Global Specialty USA’s admitted ‘First Dollar Package’ Public Entity portfolio. Additionally, Sharon Wright has joined OneBeacon and will lead the portfolio transition and expansion.
Are you an accounting, finance or actuarial college student in the Minneapolis area? If so, OneBeacon will be virtually attending the University of St. Thomas on Thursday, September 17 and attending the University of Minnesota’s actuarial career fair on Friday, September 18.
We’re looking for students to join our 2021 internship program, which includes internships in our Actuarial and Internal Audit departments. Stop by and give us a virtual wave to learn more.
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of International Bond & Marine Brokerage, Ltd. (“IB&M”), a privately held brokerage specializing in the international trade markets. Through this transaction, OneBeacon expands its owned-brokerage assets and innovatively reshapes its customs bonds market offerings through an end-to-end risk management platform.
Attention actuarial and IT students! Don’t let the pandemic hold you back from your job search – as the academic year gradually begins, OneBeacon will be attending virtual career fairs in the upcoming weeks for its 2021 internship program.
We’ll be attending Bentley University’s career fair on September 15, and Radford University’s on September 16. While at Bentley, members from our actuarial team will be on the lookout for students studying math, actuarial sciences, analytics and technology to join our actuarial department. At Radford, members of our IT team will be looking for students studying IT/technology who are interested in positions within our various IT departments.
If you’re planning to attend, be sure to stop by our virtual booth and say hello!
We’re pleased to welcome two new members to our Technology team—David Chavez and Jason Gitlitz.
David joins us as our Information Technology Solutions™ (ITS) Product Manager, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the team. Based out of San Francisco, David is an Attorney by trade, specializing in cyber-related issues for small and mid-size companies. David has managed data breach response efforts, co-written a leading cyber policy, and underwritten scores of technology accounts. Prior to joining OneBeacon, David held senior roles at Berkley Life Sciences and Hiscox. David can be reached at email@example.com.
Jason joins our New England regional technology underwriting team, based out of Boston. With experience as both an agent and an underwriter, Jason brings well-rounded capabilities to the team. Prior to joining OneBeacon, Jason was an underwriter at CNA in their healthcare facilities unit. Jason can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we’re welcoming back past interns that are now joining us full time!
Please welcome back Anders Beyer and Brian Machalek.
Anders Beyer is an Actuarial Trainee out of the Plymouth office, and is from Hudson, WI. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a major in actuarial sciences. He says that OneBeacon makes him feel welcome, and he likes that the “office gives a perfect small company feel while still having advantages of a big company”. When asked if he could go anywhere in the world, he says he would go to Brazil or Argentina to watch a soccer game. The last television show Anders watched was a high school football drama called All-American on Netflix. Interestingly, Anders middle name is Thor. His dad gave the name after being inspired by a man named Thor who built a raft and sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands on an expedition deemed Kon-Tiki.
Brian Machalek is an Underwriting Trainee in Financial Institutions out of the New York office, and is from Fresh Meadows, Queens NY. Machalek graduated from the St. John’s University with a degree in risk management and insurance. He looks forward to putting his classroom knowledge to the real world test. Having interned with OneBeacon last summer, he’s confident that his classroom knowledge combined with the skills he learned in his internship will allow him to become a successful underwriter. He says that one of the main factors that attracted him to OneBeacon was “the willingness of employees, including the corporate leadership team, to spend time getting to know, and offering advice to, new employees/interns”. The last book he read was Make Your Bed by Admiral William H McRaven. When asked if he could go anywhere in the world, he says he would go to Ireland. If shipwrecked on a deserted island, he would bring his dogs, and his phone to listen to music.
Welcome back Anders and Brian! We’re excited to have you.
The use of cloud collaboration apps such as Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams, has grown dramatically over the past several months. As a result, application-based cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. Capabilities inherent in applications are being used to gain unauthorized access to people’s data.