Summertime Boating Safety Tips

With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, boat owners and guests alike are gearing up for a weekend on the water.

To help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all onboard, National Marine Underwriters’ offers useful resources including a pre-departure checklist and tips on boating etiquette. Click here to access these resources on NMU.com>>

We hope you enjoy the Fourth of July holiday and wish you safe summertime travels!

2015 OneBeacon College Scholarship Winners Announced!

We’re excited to announce the winners of the annual OneBeacon college scholarship program! For the 12th consecutive year, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust awarded $2,000 scholarships to eight of our employees’ children and eight of our distribution partners’ children.

Winners were selected based on their academic performance, leadership roles and participation in school and community activities. OneBeacon’s program is managed by Scholarship Management Services®, a nonprofit scholarship program administrator. Find out who the winners are in our news release>>

Celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Professionals and Risk Management Week

OneBeacon Healthcare Group salutes the work of healthcare risk managers. We understand the risk management professional’s role in today’s complex healthcare environment is broader and more challenging than ever. And so, while we pay fitting tribute to the healthcare risk management professional of today, we offer a thought-provoking look at the healthcare risk management professional of tomorrow. Written by Fay Rozovsky, President, The Rozovsky Group, this article provides a glimpse into the future of healthcare risk management. We encourage you to read the full article.

Visit OBGR at National PRIMA June 8-10!

OneBeacon Government Risks (OBGR) is currently attending the 2015 National Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

In addition to exhibiting at booth #334, three members of OBGR’s team are presenting education sessions during the conference. If you are in attendance, we invite you to attend their sessions listed below and visit their dedicated event page for more info.

  • Are Your Employment Practices About To Go ‘Up In Smoke?’ – Presented by Sarah R. Schmitz, Esq.
  • Harassment: Beyond Racial and Sexual in Nature – Presented by Aaron T. Stone, Esq.
  • Fleet Risk Management: More Than Vehicle Inspections – Presented by Kenny Smith

OBFS Attending Banking Events in W.Va., S.D., Iowa

Our Financial Services team will be sharing their expertise at various conferences and meetings next week. If you’re in attendance at the events previewed below, please connect with our team members!

  • President Craig Collins will attend the Tennessee Bankers Association Annual Meeting from June 7-9. Taking place at The Greenbrier hotel in White Sulphur Spring, West Virginia, the annual event gathers bankers and vendors from across the state.
  • Lisa Phillips and Dave Neumann will be exhibiting at the North Dakota/South Dakota Bankers Association Annual Convention on June 8 and 9 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center/Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dubbed “Banker Bootcamp,” this year’s event will provide a refresher on the basics of banking and offer an “arsenal” of ideas to help bankers succeed.
  • On Wednesday, June 10, Tammy Placzek will present at the Iowa Division of Banking’s Statewide Annual Meeting taking place in Des Moines, Iowa at the Hilton Garden Inn. Her presentation, titled “Deep Dive into Cyber-Insurance for Financial Institutions,” will take place from 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET.

David Molitano to Present at NetDiligence Cyber Risk Conference

David Molitano, Vice President, OneBeacon Technology Insurance, will be a featured panelist at the annual NetDiligence Cyber Risk Conference. David’s presentation, which will explore the needs for a large-insurance-limits tower to fully address cyber risk exposures, will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd. The conference, which is being held June 2-3 at the Hyatt Bellevue in Philadelphia, is one of the largest in the country and is completely sold out.

Nation’s Largest Employment and Labor Law Firm to Provide Risk Management Services to OneBeacon Insureds

Littler Mendelson P.C., the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm, has agreed to provide a comprehensive package of risk management products and services to OneBeacon’s Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) policyholders. Through this unique risk management program, EPLI policyholders will have access to a wide variety of online employment related content, forms and analysis, as well as an employment practices hotline staffed by the experts at Littler Mendelson.

“The dedicated risk management portal gives our policyholders access to a wealth of employment related information and resources,” according to Stacy Paquet, Senior Vice President, OneBeacon Management Liability. “They will be able to research and review forms, reference manuals, guides and best practices. Harassment training webinars and employment podcasts will be available, and there will also be a hotline that connects directly to the experts at Littler Mendelson.”

This broad range of tools and services is designed to help employers manage their workforce while potentially reducing exposure to employment related claims.

For more information, please contact Stacy Paquet at spaquet@onebeacon.com or 212-440-6521

OneBeacon Technology Expands Capabilities

OneBeacon Technology Insurance has expanded its capabilities by adding media liability and technology professional liability – and dedicated underwriters – to our product portfolio. These business lines were formerly part of our professional insurance division and now enable OneBeacon to offer a unified market with broadened technology solutions. This step also strengthens our service offerings, including cyber risk-assessment, credit monitoring and breach response providers supporting our insureds. To learn more, please feel free to contact Lloyd Takata at: ltakata@onebeacontech.com or David Molitano at: dmolitano@onebeacontech.com. You can also learn more about our expanded capabilities, including a complete look at our industry solutions, products and coverages at: onebeacontech.com.

Hurricane Season Preparation Tips from NMU

As the warmer weather settles in, those who enjoy boating may be excited to get back out on the water. But whether you’re a captain or a passenger, remember that hurricane season is just around the corner.

With the potential of severe weather ahead, our experts at National Marine Underwriters (NMU) offer tips and resources to help prepare and protect your vessel. Read the full article>>