Be Prepared: Fourth of July!

As many of us prepare to celebrate July 4th, barbecues, swimming and fireworks are likely highlights! But while Independence Day celebrations can provide great summer memories, they can also be the most dangerous. Accidents can and do happen. So as the fun-filled weekend approaches, make sure you’re prepared for some of the risks associated with the holiday. Here are a few tips from our friends at Insurance Information Institute:

  • July 4th is a popular vacation time and theft rates tend to increase as homes and businesses are left empty.  Be sure to ask a trusted neighbor, person or service to check on your home or business while you are away.
  • If you’re hosting a BBQ, make sure your grill is clean and located a safe distance away from your house.
  • Keep children and pets away from open flames or grills; call 911 for serious incidents.
  • If you’re around a pool, make sure young children are accompanied by an adult and that the proper protections are in place (e.g. fence).
  • Check your pool or party area for potential accident hazards such as glass, electronics, toys, etc.
  • Skip your own fireworks display and attend a local celebration.

Visit the I.I.I. website for more information and tips on grilling and pool safety.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

 

This article is provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute and is not intended to take the place of legal or risk management advice. Readers should consult their own counsel or other representatives for any such advice. Any and all external websites or sources referred to herein are for informational purposes only and are not affiliated with or endorsed by OneBeacon Insurance Group. OneBeacon Insurance Group hereby disclaims any and all liability arising out of the information contained herein.

If you’re in NYC, stop by our Product Fair!

It’s not too late! If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by our Product Fair tomorrow beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Join our team of underwriters for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services at The Liberty, 29 W 35th Street. You’ll also have a chance to participate in our raffle!

We look forward to seeing you there. Register here!

OneBeacon Surety Group Welcomes Brian Passolt

OneBeacon Surety Group welcomes Brian Passolt as their new Vice President for the Midwest region. He now oversees business operations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Brian brings 16 years of experience in middle-market and large commercial surety business.  We’re excited to have Brian join the team, as we believe his industry capability will bring success to our business. Welcome Brian!

Congratulations to Dana Tufts and the A.W.G. Dewar team on NBOA Award!

NBOA_LogoA.W.G. Dewar’s Chairman, Dana Tufts, recently received an award from the National Business Officers Association for Outstanding Support of Independent Schools. This award is given to individuals who have generously supported independent schools and their business officers. Dana quickly noted that the recognition was truly a team effort and that he accepted on behalf of the entire Dewar team. By receiving this award, it shows that the Dewar team has done an exceptional job developing strong relationships with their clients in the independent school industry.

Dana and his team are proud to accept this award, as Dewar has been a supporter of NBOA since its inception. Congratulations!

Click here for full article on Dewar’s achievement.