What You Need to Know if Your Public Entities Clients Use Drones

Have you spotted any drones flying around your community yet?  As the commercial use of drones increases, so do the risks and implications for public entities.

Learn more about how communities are using drones, the latest FAA regulations and the insurance implications your clients need to know about in this recent Independent Agent article,” What You Need to Know if Your Public Entities Clients Use Drones,” authored by OneBeacon Government Risks’ Bradley York.

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International Privacy Governance

International privacy governance has been unsettled since last fall’s decision by a European Court invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor program governing trans-Atlantic data transfers. The interim measure is a “Privacy Shield” program. If you have international exposures, being informed of this shifting international regulatory environment is important.

OneBeacon Technology Insurance is pleased to present a whitepaper authored by cybersecurity attorneys from Troutman Sanders LLC titled “US-EU Privacy Shield Program.” The report explains the program and its requirements, as well as the elements of the December 2015 decision to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in 2018.

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OneBeacon Tech Speaking at NetDiligence Cyber Forum

The NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum kicked off its two-day gathering in Philadelphia this morning. This event features a broad variety of sessions and speakers addressing cyber matters from an insurance coverage, claims and litigation perspective.

OneBeacon’s David Molitano will participate in a panel discussion later today titled the Security of Payments. The group will discuss mobile payment schemes such as ApplePay and GooglePay, eCommerce shopping carts and more, relative to the risk evaluation process faced by today’s insurance underwriters.

Dave joins cyber specialists from Hyperwallet, CrowdStrike and Optiv for what should be a lively and interesting session. #NetCyberCon

OneBeacon’s Luca at the E&O ExecuSummit

OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ Chris Luca is excited to be a part of the 10th Annual Errors & Omissions (E&O) Liability Insurance ExecuSummit this week in Uncasville, CT.  Chris is sitting on a panel titled, “Are Stock Brokers Fiduciaries? Depends on who you speak with – The Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.” The panel will examine stock brokers and their duties to their clients, as implementation of the rule requiring advisors to put their clients’ interest above their own financial gain when offering advice cascades to those in the financial planning sector.

This ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for errors & omissions insurance professionals. It offers thought-provoking sessions presented by industry-leading experts who provide E&O insurance underwriting and claims intelligence.

 

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: Truly, the next best thing to being there

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about virtual reality and augmented reality. With a burst of new products, it’s a good time to understand these technologies, their commercial opportunities and potential risks. We’re excited to share our recent article on this topic authored by Tushar Nandwana, Risk Control Manager for OneBeacon Technology Insurance, that was recently published by Carrier Management.

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Cybersecurity Forum: How to Work Smart

On Tuesday, May 24, OneBeacon’s Dave Molitano was one of four expert panelists talking cybersecurity at the New Hampshire Business Review’s Executive Series Forum. Addressing business leaders from local small-to-midsized companies, the four panelists addressed best practices for protecting sensitive data and minimizing the risks by learning how to work smart. Dave is responsible for OneBeacon’s network security and privacy, technology E&O and media liability lines of business.

 

OneBeacon’s Luca and Paquet at the D&O ExecuSummit

The 12th Annual Directors and Officers Liability Insurance ExecuSummit is taking place this week in Uncasville, CT, and OneBeacon experts are there.

This ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for directors and officers liability insurance professionals. It offers those who are on the forefront of the D&O insurance industry insights to essential intelligence surrounding the intricacies of this product. Attendees will obtain a unique perspective and the ability to see patters and trends emerge.

OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ Chris Luca is a co-chair of the event, and will participate on a panel titled, “Developments in Private Investment Fund Coverage and Litigation.” OneBeacon Management Liability’s Stacy Paquet is part of a session titled, “Private Company D&O/EPL/Fiduciary Underwriting Issues and Claims.”

 

 

Managing Your Boiler’s Thirst: Safety Tips from OneBeacon Technolgy

Ensuring sufficient process heat and steam for your operation relies on properly caring for your facility’s boiler. Besides cleaning and safety inspections, simply ensuring proper water levels will minimize service disruptions. We are pleased to share our latest safety tips titled “Maintenance and Water Treatment for Your Process Boiler” authored by our partners at Hartford Steam Boiler.

These safety tips outline actionable steps for maintaining proper water levels and includes a brief Q&A on boiler operations.

For additional safety tips and risk management whitepapers, please visit our online library.

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Financial Services Exhibiting at Texas Bankers Convention

A team from OneBeacon Financial Services is attending the Texas Bankers Association Annual Convention & Exposition from Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6. The event will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine, Texas. If you’re headed to the convention, please say hello to Financial Services’ Assistant Vice Presidents Lisa Phillips and Keith Fruechte. They will be exhibiting at booth #417 along with members of the Texas Bankers Insurance Agency. For more on the event, please visit Texas Bankers’ event site.

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.