OneBeacon Celebrates 5th Annual Insurance Careers Month

It’s February and that means #InsuranceCareersMonth has officially begun! This initiative aims to inspire young professionals to choose a career in insurance. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and how it’s a rewarding career filled with opportunity. We’ll be posting Insurance Careers content to our social media, so be sure to follow our OneBeacon Twitter accounts: @OneBeaconIns and @OneBeaconJobs (careers page).

To learn more about this movement, visit their website and find out how you can get involved!

Join Us at the Baltimore Boat Show This Week!

If you’re attending the Baltimore Boat Show this week from January 23-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center, be sure to say hello to members of our National Marine Underwriters team exhibiting at the event! The annual convention is the largest indoor boat show in the Maryland, D.C. and Chesapeake Bay regions and showcases the latest gear, products, technology, insurance coverage and more. We hope to see you there! #BaltBoatShow

Water Damage: a Quiet, Slow and Expensive Claim

Did you know that water damage is one of the most common losses in the industry? With areas of the country now experiencing cold snaps, damage from a frozen pipe is possible. In the latest issue of News from the Vault, OneBeacon Financial Services’ Craig Collins discusses the many ways to prevent water damage and the existing technology you can utilize to stay alert if there’s a leak.

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Intact Financial Corporation completes acquisition of specialty insurer The Guarantee Company of North America and Frank Cowan Company Limited

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2019 /CNW/ – Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) announced that it has today completed the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of The Guarantee Company of North America (“The Guarantee”) and Frank Cowan Company Limited (“Frank Cowan”), having received all required regulatory approvals.

“Closing this transaction represents meaningful progress on our strategic objectives,” said Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer, Intact Financial Corporation. “After months of working together on integration planning, we can now welcome The Guarantee and Frank Cowan employees into the Intact family. We look forward to continue to work together to advance our goals of bolstering our leadership position in Canada while building a leading North American specialty insurer.”

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Leading Domain Registrars Hacked by Third-Party – Protect Your Account Information

According to a recent Krebs on Security article, top domain name registrars, NetworkSolutions.com, Register.com and Web.com, issued a statement asking customers to reset their passwords after discovering a third-party gained unauthorized access to customer account information in August 2019.

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Another great year at PLUS!

Earlier this week, OneBeacon Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Technology attended and sponsored the annual PLUS Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland. It was a great forum to connect with colleagues and develop new relationships, while keeping up with the latest trends and news in the industry. Additionally, the group hosted a cocktail hour where they caught up with their producer partners, while enjoying appetizers and cocktails at the Pienza Marketplace.

Check out a few photos below!

Join Us at the 2019 PLUS Conference in National Harbor, Maryland

Our Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Technology teams will be in National Harbor, Maryland for the 2019 PLUS Conference from November 11-13. We’re excited to catch up with colleagues and host our producer partners for cocktails and appetizers at the Pienza Marketplace. We look forward to seeing you there! #PLUS2019