Giving Back Where it Matters Most

At OneBeacon, we’re pleased to contribute to the insurance industry’s community giving . Our efforts were recently profiled in the Insurance Information Institute’s Impact magazine, which highlights the variety of ways in which our industry gives back.

You can read about more about these initiatives on page 21 of Impact’s summer issue, along with a broad spectrum of the insurance industry’s charitable activities.

Mesh Networks: Disaster Plan Opportunity?

Can mesh networks as they exist today play a role in a disaster recovery plan? And if yes, how? Risk & Insurance recently published an article discussing this emerging technology and its role in ensuring connectivity and communications during and post-disaster events. OneBeacon Technology’s Bob Morris was quoted in this piece, offering insights on the opportunities mesh networks represent. Learn more about this technology and its applicability in disaster planning.

OneBeacon Professional Insurance Sponsors Advisen Webinar

What happens when cyber thieves clean out the corporate bank account? Find out on Wednesday, June 25, at 11 a.m. EDT, when OneBeacon Professional Insurance’s Craig Collins joins a professional panel for the Advisen webinar, “When Corporate Bank Accounts Get Hacked.”  The panel  will discuss who is responsible for money stolen and what businesses can do for protection.

Register today for the complimentary webinar.

OneBeacon Environmental Launches Redesigned Website

OneBeacon Environmental is pleased to announce its newly redesigned website-  Now, at a glance, you can review our full breadth of capabilities and access downloadable resource material. Additionally the website is mobile-enabled for viewing on a smart phone or tablet.

We are very pleased to bring our partners and clients new functionality and an easier, more informational website. We hope you like our new look and find our website improvements helpful and beneficial. Check out the new website by visiting

OneBeacon Technology Risk Control Video

We’re pleased to feature our technology risk control capabilities in our latest video! In this brief clip, you’ll hear Dan Bauman, Vice President of Technology Risk Control, describe our approach to helping minimize loss exposures. Like our underwriting and claims teams, OneBeacon Technology’s risk control staff features experienced risk control specialists who are completely focused on the technology segment. Whether it’s developing safety programs or business continuity plans, we work collaboratively with our producer partners and insureds to build service plans to positively impact the bottom line. If you are interested in learning more about our technology insurance solutions, please contact OneBeacon Technology EVP Lloyd Takata directly at

VP of Technology Risk Control Dan Bauman

VP of Technology Risk Control Dan Bauman


OneBeacon Announces 2014 College Scholarship Winners

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 11th annual OneBeacon College Scholarship program! The OneBeacon Charitable Trust awarded $2,000 scholarships to 16 high school seniors – eight to children of OneBeacon employees and eight to children of our distribution partners. The program is managed by Scholarship Management Services®, a nonprofit scholarship program administrator. Recipients were selected based on their academic records, leadership skills and participation in school and community activities, among other criteria.

View the list of winners in our news release>>

New risks emerge for public entities

As the U.S. economy begins to bounce back, and communities across the country start to consider new emerging issues, local governments must focus on key risks that potentially bring new liabilities and exposures. In his article recently featured in Business Insurance, Joe Caufield, Chief Underwriting Officer with OneBeacon Government Risks, discusses these new public-entity risks.

For more information about OneBeacon Government Risks, visit their website and check out their newly launched In the Know blog.

Georgia on our minds!

To help ensure the ongoing success of our industry, we appreciate opportunities to educate and mentor the next generation of insurance specialists. One recent example came through OneBeacon Technology Insurance (OBTI), which committed to a five-year sponsorship of a scholarship targeting students enrolled in the Georgia State Risk Management & Insurance program. The annual contribution is funded by the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Recently, OBTI President John Wurzler presented the first sponsorship check to David Buechner, Director, Georgia State University Risk Management Foundation. And to reinforce our commitment, John will additionally assume a position on the Foundation’s board.

OBTI President John Wurzler (right) presents sponsorship check to Georgia State's David Buechner.

OBTI President John Wurzler (right) presents sponsorship check to Georgia State’s David Buechner.


OneBeacon Government Risks’ Molenaar to Present at National PRIMA Conference

OneBeacon Government Risks’ Dennis Molenaar, Vice President of Industry Education, will present at the national Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. on June 11.

Molenaar’s presentation, entitled “Preparing for Litigation When an Accident Happens,” will provide an overview of why lawsuits of negligence have become a growing risk for public entities and how risk managers can mitigate against this possibility. The session will take place on June 11, at 11 a.m. PDT in room 202BC.

For more information, visit the conference website and view our news release.