Super Bowl Sunday Safety Reminder

superbowlThis Sunday, many of us will host or attend a Super Bowl party to watch the Seattle Seahawks’ top-rated defense match up against the Denver Broncos’ explosive offense. And given the occasion, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) reminds us to have a defensive game-plan in check for responsible entertaining—and driving. In an online statement it released on Wednesday, the I.I.I. says that under some state social liability laws, a host could be responsible if their guest drinks and drives.

According to the I.I.I., drivers should be especially attentive while traveling home from the game (which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET), due to a heightened risk of alcohol-impaired or fatigued motorists. As Sunday’s competitive match approaches, we hope you’re prepared to enjoy it safely and responsibly!

Visit NMU Expo Booth at Baltimore Boat Show

After wrapping-up a visit to last week’s Chicago-based show, National Marine Underwriters (NMU) will exhibit at the Baltimore Boat Show from January 23-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Be sure to stop by booth #810 for professional information about yacht and boat insurance.

View the official show guide for the event here. For more information about NMU, visit

NMU Attending Chicago Boat Show, Jan. 16-20

If you’re attending the 2014 Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors show, be sure to stop by and say hello to Al Saunders from National Marine Underwriters (NMU). He will be manning the NMU exhibit booth ( #3880).

The annual, five-day event will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago from Thursday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 20.  For more information about the event, please visit the event website or view the official show guide. 

Big data and analytics explained

Latest OneBeacon Technology Whitepaper Now Available

The start of a new year always brings the various “top trends” lists. This year, regardless of the industry, big data and big data analytics seem to be on everyone’s radar screen. But what exactly is meant by the term “big data” and what’s all the fuss over analytics? And if you’re using these resources or are a provider offering or servicing such plaftorms, are you aware of the associated risks?

As information technology specialists, OneBeacon’s Technology Insurance business is pleased to present our latest whitepaper – Big Data – Making Sense of Structured and Unstructured Data. Authored by OneBeacon Technology Risk Control Specialist, Edgar Germer, this primer provides a thorough overview of this emerging field and the many benefits associated with harnessing the power of big data and analytics.

Wishing you all the best for 2014!