Free Financial Institutions Webinar with OBPI & Advisen

OneBeacon Professional Insurance, in conjunction with Advisen, will be holding a free, one-hour Financial Institutions Webinar tomorrow, June 26, at 11 a.m. EDT.

Join OBPI’s Craig Collins and our expert panel for a discussion on the unique management liabilty exposures of financial institutions. The panel will review the causes behind the recent surge in bank failures, assess the current state of affairs for troubled banks and analyze the tactics now being pursued by the FDIC against former community bank directors and officers as it attempts to maximize recoveries for failed institutions. Additionally, the protections available through D&O insurance will be explained.

Register today!!

You can also download the free ten-page paper.

16 College Scholarships Awarded by OneBeacon

Drum roll please….The winners of the 9th annual OneBeacon College Scholarship program have been announced!  The OneBeacon Charitable Trust awarded sixteen high-school seniors with a $2,000 college scholarship, a $500 increase from prior years.  These recipients are all children of OneBeacon employees or children of our distribution partners. Our 2012 winners were chosen and recognized for their exemplary achievements in academics, leadership and participation in extra-curricular and community activities. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®.

As these future engineers, doctors and hopefully a few underwriters go forth, all of us at OneBeacon wish them well and offer our congratulations! This year’s scholarship winners are listed below: 

Scholarship Recipient Company (parent’s employer) Office Location College Attending
Caitlyn Baker FirstNiagara PlymouthMeeting, PA La Salle University                   
Elysa Bond OneBeacon Boston, MA St. Olaf College                      
Bernadette Burke OneBeacon Philadelphia, PA Rutgers University
Lauren Burnette Burnette Insurance Suwanee, GA Freed-Hardeman University             
Bess Glanton J. Smith Lanier Carrollton, GA Auburn University                     
Tyler Hoover J. Smith Lanier Columbus, GA Auburn University        
Lauren Johnson OneBeacon Zionsville, IN University of Southern Indiana        
Kathryn Le Claire OneBeacon Minnetonka, MN University of Wisconsin-Madison       
Marshall Lougee Corcoran & Havlin Wellesley, MA College of the Holy Cross             
Connor McCarl IMAofColorado Denver, CO Chapman University                    
Deirdre Murphy OneBeacon Canton, MA Lehigh University                     
William O’Connell Hub International of NE Wilmington, MA Northeastern University               
Jillian Spinney OneBeacon Canton, MA Trinity College                       
Tyler Van Kirk OneBeacon Farmington, CT University of Maine                   
Liam Wallace Starkweather & Shepley East Providence, RI Haverford College                     
Lindsey Womac OneBeacon Cumming, GA University of Georgia                 


OBPI Attends EPLI & Professional Liability Seminar in New York City

This week OneBeacon Professional Insurance will attend and present at ALFA International’s Seminar- Finding the Yellow Brick Road- Claims Handling Beyond the Crash- in New York City from June 13-15.

Paul Ablan, President of OBPI’s Professional Liability Group, Wendi Boyden, Vice President of Claims Operations and Kim Noble, Senior Vice President of Lawyers’ Professional Liability, will each present to attendees (descriptions below). If you happen to be in New York for the conference, be sure to check out their sessions!
Read more about OBPI’s panel sessions here.

Technology Videos, Whitepapers and More

Want to learn a little more about our OneBeacon Technology (OBTI) segment? We’ve just posted another video.  This one features Lynn Schoeberl, one of our underwriting managers with responsibility for the OBTI renewal team.  The values he talks about — responsiveness, customer focus and exceptional service — are not just words but permeate to the very core of the organization.
We are also pleased to present a new Risk Control whitepaper titled “Biosafety Laboratories: Isolating Dangerous Biological Agents in an Enclosed Facility.”  This paper, authored by Mike Campbell, Medical Technology Risk Control Specialist, discusses the hazard level of pathogens, microbiological practices, safety equipment and facility controls for safe handling of this exposure. 
Want more insights about our Technology capabilities? Contact Lloyd Takata, VP Marketing for OBTI at