Introducing the new onebeacon.com!

We are excited to announce our new OneBeacon website! Launched this morning, our redesigned onebeacon.com has been updated to reflect a fresh look and customer-focused navigation.

Visitors may now visit the site based on their OneBeacon experience – whether a customer, producer or job seeker. Additionally, visitors will see which industries align to our specialty capabilities. Once they select their industry, they are presented with the various customer segments OneBeacon serves, noting our appetite, products and contacts. Throughout the site, you will also see a graphic element – stylized gold corner brackets – that are intended to reflect our deep focus on specialty insurance.

We invite you to browse the new site!

Reminder: OneBeacon Scholarships Due April 16!

The 2019 scholarship application due date is fast approaching! If you are a OneBeacon producer or employee with a high-school senior, they may consider applying for a college scholarship funded by our Charitable Trust!

Applying is easy—simply complete the online application by April 16. If you have any questions, please contact our scholarship program administrator, Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in early June, and the awards will apply toward the 2019-2020 academic year. Best of luck to the Class of 2019!

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Accident & Health and Financial Services Hit the Road

We’ve been busy this week! Our Accident & Health team has been in Charlotte, NC for the Self Insure Health Plan Executive Forum. There, they’ve attended educational sessions, as they networked with those who support self-insured group health plans. The team was happy to be there and learn more about growing the self-insurance marketplace.

Additionally, our Financial Services team has been in Nashville, TN this week exhibiting at the 2019 ICBA Live Convention. This high-energy event providing the latest industry insights and ideas is the ultimate gathering for community bankers. If you’re in the area, stop by booth #331 and say hello to our team!

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Our OneBeacon Financial Services team!

2019 Scholarship Program

For the 16th consecutive year, we will be awarding 16 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year to high-school seniors funded through the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Eight of these $2,000 awards will be available to the children of the brokers, agencies and wholesalers doing business with OneBeacon. The remaining eight awards will be available to children of OneBeacon employees.

Applying is easy—simply complete the online application by April 16. If you have any questions, please contact our scholarship program administrator, Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in early June, and the awards will apply toward the 2019-2020 academic year. Best of luck to the Class of 2019!

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Celebrating the 4th Annual Insurance Careers Month

It’s February! And that means Insurance Careers Month has officially begun. This initiative aims to collaborate with the industry’s community to raise awareness and inspire young professionals to choose insurance as a career. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and how it’s a stable, rewarding and limitless career. We’ll be posting Insurance Careers content to our social media, so be sure to follow us!

Connect with us on LinkedIn and 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!

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Gene Editing: Life-Changing Science

In recent years, the practice of scientifically adapting human DNA has been advanced through the breakthroughs resulting from the National Institute of Health’s Human Genome Project. Through the careful adaption of DNA, researchers are advancing targeted options for treating serious illnesses, such as certain cancers. But these opportunities are also introducing important conversations regarding medical ethics and other risks.

OneBeacon Technology is pleased to offer deeper insights on this topic in their first whitepaper of the year titled “Gene Editing: CRISPR/Cas-9 and Beyond” authored by Medical Technology Risk Control Specialist Michael Campbell. In this whitepaper, Mike provides an overview of the methodology, reviews issues and concerns, and notes what is on the horizon for this emerging discipline.

We hope you enjoy this publication and invite you to browse their complete whitepaper library for additional technology-focused insights.

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Nelson Kefauver Joins OneBeacon as President of Management Liability Business

Nelson Kefauver has joined OneBeacon Insurance Group as President of our Management Liability business unit, reporting to Executive Vice President Paul Brehm. In his new role, Kefauver will lead a specialty underwriting team focused on providing management liability solutions targeting a broad range of not‐for‐profit organizations and private for‐profit companies throughout the U.S.

Read the full news release on onebeacon.com.