We are pleased to welcome Brian Clifford to OneBeacon Management Liability. Brian joined the team in October 2018 as Vice President. He oversees underwriting in the northern region where his focus is on growing a profitable book of management liability business across the entire product suite. He brings nearly 15 years of industry experience to OneBeacon, including time in both product development and distribution roles. Based out of the Chicago office, he reports to Management Liability President, Stacy Paquet. We are excited to have Brian on our team and look forward to his contributions!
OneBeacon Accident & Health is proud to be a sponsor at this year’s Health Rosetta Chicago Wake-Up call Forum taking place on November 13 in Chicago. Julie Bobak, Amy Carlson and Christy Vago will join leading experts, local providers, employers and civic leaders to discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on citizens, employers and communities. The Wake-Up Call Forum shines a spotlight on the largest public health care crisis in 100 years, and reveals what can be done today as we look upstream to avoid enabling more waves of addition. The team looks forward to being a part of this event and the discussions!
Our Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Healthcare and Management Liability teams have arrived in San Diego for the 2018 PLUS conference taking place from November 7-9. In addition to catching up with colleagues and the learning opportunities offered at the conference, we’re excited to host our producer partners on November 7at The Harbor House. We look forward to seeing you!
This past week, OneBeacon Healthcare Group was excited to be a hole sponsor at the “2018 Hartford Chapter Golf Tournament Benefiting the PLUS Foundation.” The PLUS Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization that serves the membership of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). The Foundation sponsors a variety of charitable programs that give individuals and companies the opportunity to make a difference. The golf tournament, which also provides some friendly competition and networking opportunities, is just one example of fundraising efforts. At the conclusion of the tournament, donations were made benefitting several local charities.
Check out a photo of the OneBeacon Healthcare Group foursome.
Pictured left to right: Mark Schmiege, AmWINS Brokerage of New England; Daniel Burns, OneBeacon Healthcare Goup Managed Care Underwriter; Kevin Albano, AmWINS Brokerage of New England; and Janet Marshall-Tate, Willis NA FINEX
Accident & Health is proud to be a sponsor for this year’s Q4Live Conference taking place next week in San Diego. Additionally, Julie Bobak, Amy Carlson, Christy Vago are looking forward to collaborating on their educational session titled, “Stop Loss Building Blocks for the New Normal.” The focus of this presentation will be how to transition from the status quo medical stop loss approach to valuable consultative methodology. Key strategic concepts for consultants to consider include transparency, commissions, policy features, managing large dollar claimants, disclosure and more!
Our Management Liability team is excited to announce that new primary policy forms are now available, providing up-to-date coverages including new offerings for employed lawyers professional liability and cyber liability for a broad range of organizations. The modular policy approach is designed to help minimize gaps in coverage while providing the flexibility to design a comprehensive program tailed or meet clients’ organizational needs.
Three distinct modular policies designed for the unique needs of each segment:
We offer modular policies that include coverage options for:
- Directors, officers and organization liability (D&O)
- Employment practices liability (EPL)
- Fiduciary liability (FLI)
- Crime coverage (Crime)
- Employed lawyers professional liability (ELPL) – new offering
- Information Risk and Recovery™ (IRR or cyber liability) – new offering
Key features and highlights include:
- Convenient single application for all coverages
- Coverages can be packaged together or sold separately
- Options for separate limits or shared limits for the liability coverage sections
- Type of claim defense – duty to defend or reimbursement – is selectable on the declarations page
- Innovative and broad coverage enhancements
- EPL Risk management program offered in partnership with Jackson Lewis
Visit onebeaconml.com for applications and policy forms for these new products.
OneBeacon Accident & Health’s Christy Vago and Lynn Faria are in Minneapolis this week for the Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) TPA Summit. Attended by hundreds of leaders in the self-funded and benefits industries, this annual event focuses on the benefit and process needs of these unique groups. Over the course of two and a half days, educational break-out sessions focusing on leadership, sales and marketing, operations and more are offered. Attendees also have the opportunity to hear from a number of industry experts. Christy and Lynn look forward to attending this summit, connecting with colleagues and hearing more about this continuously evolving market.
This week, claims representatives from two OneBeacon businesses are part of panel discussions at the 12th Annual E&O Insurance ExecuSummit taking place in Uncasville, CT.
Later today, Clyde Haig of OneBeacon Healthcare Group will participate on a panel titled, “The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful: Special Problems in E&O Claim Settlements.” This panel will focus on issues that can arise during claim settlements such as such as consent to settlement issues, problems unique to mediations, direct negotiations between plaintiff and the adjuster, drop down agreements and more.
Then on Tuesday, Financial Institutions’ Marty Coomber will join a panel discussion titled, “Claims and Defense Strategies for Handling Insurance Agents and Brokers E&O Litigation Issues Relating to Standard of Care, Twisting/Churning and Replacement of Policies.” The presentation will focus on what these terms mean, how regulations may vary by state and managing relationships during contentious times.
The E&O ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for E&O professionals to provoke strategic thinking, open new channels of information and provide opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with industry colleagues.
Julie Bobak and Christy Vago are in San Francisco this week for the second annual Hint Summit. This event brings together those pioneering the Direct Care movement, and provides a platform to share thoughts and experiences with attendees from a variety of fields through a combination of presentations, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.
We are looking forward to attending this event, learning more and meeting those already working with this model.
Chicago partners! We appreciate your business and the relationship you have with us. We hope you’ll join us at our open house on Wednesday, June 13 from 3-6pm at the Rooftop at Parlor Pizza Bar located on 108 North Green Street in Chicago.
Enjoy appetizers, cocktails and the opportunity to connect with colleagues and make new contacts. Meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:
- Financial Services
- Government Risks
- Inland Marine
- Management Liability
Register today! We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!