The Internet of Things

We’ve all become accustomed to the term smartphone – and most of us can’t live without them. But how about smart houses or workplaces?  Today’s technology lets us program devices to put other devices to work for us. Think of intelligent thermostats, sensors that track and control lighting or the best time to dispense medication. Establishing networks to manage operational matters large and small is fast proving popular and efficient. But as with anything new, this means uncharted risk and the need for tailored loss control and insurance coverages.

We’re pleased to announce the recent publication of our whitepaper “The Internet of Things; Connect the Unconnected1” authored by OneBeacon Technology Risk Control Specialist Jack Fletcher. Besides offering his insights on machine to machine communications and the risk management implications, Jack is available to consult on Technology risk matters overall. He is located on the west coast and reachable at or 510.853.0940.

We hope you find this whitepaper of value; feel free to pass it along to your colleagues and clients. We also invite you to visit to download one of the 20 technology-specific whitepapers in our ever-expanding library.


  1. “Connect the Unconnected” term developed by Cisco

OneBeacon Contributes to Relief Efforts in Philippines

In response to Typhoon Haiyan, the devastating natural disaster that occurred in the Philippines last week, many aid organizations are taking immediate strides to help victims. OneBeacon is working to support these relief efforts by contributing to two of the major organizations involved.

We are proud to donate $10,000 to support the purchase of food, clothing, and other supplies for the Philippine Red Cross, which will deliver items to impacted areas via ship transport on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future.

Additionally, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust donated $10,000 to support the Philippine-area efforts of the Salvation Army World Services Office.

We continue to keep the Philippine people in our thoughts and prayers as they work to recover, and we are proud to support the organizations providing relief.

Visit OBGR at Texas PRIMA!

Are you attending the 2013 Texas PRIMA Conference in Galveston, Texas? If so, make sure to stop by booth #119 to visit with a team from  OneBeacon Government Risks.

Taking place at the Moody Garden Convention Center from November 10-13, the Texas Public Risk Management Association’s 24th Annual Conference brings together more than 500 industry professionals to learn more about issues, challenges and solutions with which they are faced daily.

For more information, visit this website or view the Conference brochure.