Here’s how self-driving cars are already impacting cities and towns

This aptly named article, authored by OneBeacon Government Risks’ Kenny Smith, highlights some of the unique considerations cities and towns should be taking into account now regarding the autonomous vehicles that will be on the roads in our communities in the future.  Read the article here , which was published on PropertyCasualty360.com.

If you’re in NYC, stop by our Product Fair!

It’s not too late! If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by our Product Fair tomorrow beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Join our team of underwriters for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services at The Liberty, 29 W 35th Street. You’ll also have a chance to participate in our raffle!

We look forward to seeing you there. Register here!

OneBeacon Entertainment Sponsors AICP Bootcamp

Monday, June 5 marks the beginning of the 2017 Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) “AICP Week”.   As part of the week of events, OneBeacon Entertainment will be a  sponsor of  the “AICP Business Affairs Boot Camp: Emerging Platforms,” which will feature a variety of speakers and panels addressing emerging issues and platform trends in the industry.

Founded in 1972, by a small group of television commercial production companies concerned with a single issue, today’s AICP has grown to represent exclusively, the interests of companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media – film, video, digital – for advertisers and agencies.

For more information on the event or the AICP, visit their website at aicp.com.

You’re Invited New York City: OneBeacon Product Fair on June 13

New York City partners! We are hosting a Product Fair on June 13 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  and we’d love to see you. Join us for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services at The Liberty, 29 W 35th Street.

Meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

  • International Marine Underwriters
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Management Liability
  • Specialty Property
  • Surety
  • Technology

We look forward to seeing you there. Register today!

OneBeacon Healthcare Group Announces Enhanced Professional Liability for Physician Groups

OneBeacon Healthcare Group is excited to announce that our enhanced Physician Group coverage form is now available. Physician groups have undergone unprecedented changes over the past several years. OneBeacon is prepared for these changes by offering up-to-date coverages and an expanded appetite.

  • Can consider physician group accounts with a minimum premium of $50,000
  • Multi-specialty and multi-state risks are eligible for coverage
  • Per physician limits with a separate limit for the entity
  • Consent to settle with the first named insured
  • Coverage available for certain legal defense proceedings, HIPAA proceedings, and regulatory billing errors proceedings
  • And more

To learn more about the enhanced coverage for physician groups, please visit onebeaconhc.com.

 

OneBeacon’s Luca, Sardelli and Usinger at the D&O ExecuSummit

This week, the 13th Annual Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance ExecuSummit took place in Uncasville, CT, and OneBeacon was there! ExecuSummit participants are in the forefront of the D&O Insurance industry, monitoring and researching emerging issues and trends, and bringing this strategic intelligence to attendees as it is developing.

This year, Financial Institutions’ Christopher Luca co-chaired the event. Additionally, he and Financial Institutions’ Claims Robert Usinger participated on a panel titled, “Activist Investments and Claims in the Hedge Fund Space.” This panel discussed recent trends and exposures that are unique to the hedge fund space, as well as potential emerging issues.

Also part of a panel discussion this year was Enterprise Underwriting’s Ryan Sardelli. “The State of the D&O Marketplace” encompassed carrier competition, business segments like public, private and non-profit, specific classes of business, international exposures and trends.

 

 

 

OneBeacon Surety Group Welcomes Brian Passolt

OneBeacon Surety Group welcomes Brian Passolt as their new Vice President for the Midwest region. He now oversees business operations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Brian brings 16 years of experience in middle-market and large commercial surety business.  We’re excited to have Brian join the team, as we believe his industry capability will bring success to our business. Welcome Brian!

Sarah Logue and Linda McSmith Speaking at ASCA 2017

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue and Linda McSmith are speaking at the 2017 Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) conference in Washington D.C. this week.

Their session, “Protect Your ASC by Evaluating Its Insurance Coverages,” outlines key objectives and strategies to help evaluate current insurance coverages and considerations for the next insurance renewal season. Each insurance policy or coverage option that is signed offers an opportunity to protect a facility’s assets. Reconsider the way risks are looked at and treated in an ASC.

Thursday’s presentation will help demonstrate strategies for leaders to implement that may affect the way they look at and treat risks in their organization.

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Patty Hughes Speaking at Local ASHRM Chapter Event

Senior Vice President and Risk Manager Patty Hughes is participating today on a panel titled, “Risk Managing Midwifery Practices,” at the New England Regional Healthcare Risk Management Conference in Mystic, CT.

The practice of Midwifery is thousands of years old and still evolving. In the U.S. there are Licensed Midwives, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives, Direct Entry Midwives and Traditional Midwives. According to the Midwives Alliance of North America, slightly more than 10% of births in the U.S. are attended by midwives. Midwives may practice in private homes, clinics, birth centers, and hospitals, and in addition to maternity care they provide primary women’s health care. The panel will examine the growing use of midwifery practices, the risk associated with them and potential strategies to mitigate risks.

Patty is also exhibiting at the conference, so be sure to stop by to say hello!

Congratulations to Dana Tufts and the A.W.G. Dewar team on NBOA Award!

NBOA_LogoA.W.G. Dewar’s Chairman, Dana Tufts, recently received an award from the National Business Officers Association for Outstanding Support of Independent Schools. This award is given to individuals who have generously supported independent schools and their business officers. Dana quickly noted that the recognition was truly a team effort and that he accepted on behalf of the entire Dewar team. By receiving this award, it shows that the Dewar team has done an exceptional job developing strong relationships with their clients in the independent school industry.

Dana and his team are proud to accept this award, as Dewar has been a supporter of NBOA since its inception. Congratulations!

Click here for full article on Dewar’s achievement.