OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Hughes Speaking at PLUS Medical

OneBeacon Healthcare Group is headed to Chicago this week to attend the annual PLUS Medical PL Symposium. We look forward to seeing you there!

On Wednesday morning Patricia Hughes, Senior Vice President of Risk Management, will participate on a panel titled, “Bitter Pill to Swallow: The Painful Liability Exposures Presented by Opioids.” This panel will examine how opioid use is a national crisis in the United States with multidimensional implications for healthcare providers, employers, law enforcement, patients and families. A $17.6 million dollar verdict against a physician and his employer spelled out how expensive this emerging exposure is becoming. The panel will explore the issues involved and solutions needed to be better equipped to address this ominous trend in medical professional liability.

Financial Services and Financial Institutions Teams Attending ABA Form

Our Financial Services and Financial Institutions teams are in San Diego, CA this week for the annual American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Insurance Risk Management Forum. This conference is designed specifically to address risk management challenges facing the financial services industry.

If you are attending the event, we invite you to visit with OneBeacon Financial Services’ President Craig Collins and Vice President Gary Tannenbaum, or OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ President Kevin Koehler and Underwriting Manager Carly Mayer. We hope to see you there!

2016 Holiday Poll Results

We are pleased to share the results of our 2016 holiday donation poll! Based on your votes, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust will allocate $10,000 among three national nonprofits as follows:

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This holiday season, the OneBeacon Charitable Trust also donated $50,000 to nonprofits across the country. These organizations were chosen by local OneBeacon offices, with the donations impacting  nonprofits that are important to those communities. Check out our Way to Give blog for a full listing of the organizations and the sponsoring OneBeacon office.

OneBeacon’s Stacy Paquet a Panelist at the PLUS Conference

This year, the PLUS Conference is back in Chicago, taking place from November 9-11.

Later today, Stacy Paquet, President, OneBeacon Management Liability, will participate in a panel discussion titled, “Are Management Liability Exposures for Law Firms Changing?” The group will discuss the exposures that exist for firm management, including executive committees and general counsels, and how they impact management liability programs.

The PLUS Conference is considered a destination event for professional liability insurance professionals to learn and network.

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s McSmith Speaking at Regional Conference

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Linda McSmith is speaking today at the Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Fall Conference and Tradeshow. Her session titled, “A Risk Management Approach to Managing Patient Safety,” reviews the national guidelines and strategies that have assisted clinicians in reducing the occurrence of surgical misadventures, and explores potential strategies to further reduce incident rates. Taking place in Franklin, TN, this conference brings together ambulatory surgery center professionals with industry experts to discuss topics ranging from clinical to management to business.

Managing the Risk Before a False Claims Act Claim is Made Against You

The False Claim Act (FCA) is the primary means to fight fraud perpetrated against the government. The FCA imposes civil and criminal liability for knowingly making a false or fraudulent claim to the United States for money or property; or to avoid an obligation to pay money (reverse false claim). 31 U.S.C. §§ 3279-3733.

FCA claims have been on the rise as the government, in collaboration with other governmental agencies, continues to crack down on fraud, waste and abuse in order to protect valuable taxpayers’ dollars. Thus, the key is to be proactive in managing the risk before an FCA claim is made against you.

Continue reading this OneBeacon Management Liability article featured on PropertyCasualty360.com and authored by Claims’ Katherine Tower.

OneBeacon’s Luca at the E&O ExecuSummit

OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ Chris Luca is excited to be a part of the 10th Annual Errors & Omissions (E&O) Liability Insurance ExecuSummit this week in Uncasville, CT.  Chris is sitting on a panel titled, “Are Stock Brokers Fiduciaries? Depends on who you speak with – The Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.” The panel will examine stock brokers and their duties to their clients, as implementation of the rule requiring advisors to put their clients’ interest above their own financial gain when offering advice cascades to those in the financial planning sector.

This ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for errors & omissions insurance professionals. It offers thought-provoking sessions presented by industry-leading experts who provide E&O insurance underwriting and claims intelligence.

 

OneBeacon’s Luca and Paquet at the D&O ExecuSummit

The 12th Annual Directors and Officers Liability Insurance ExecuSummit is taking place this week in Uncasville, CT, and OneBeacon experts are there.

This ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for directors and officers liability insurance professionals. It offers those who are on the forefront of the D&O insurance industry insights to essential intelligence surrounding the intricacies of this product. Attendees will obtain a unique perspective and the ability to see patters and trends emerge.

OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ Chris Luca is a co-chair of the event, and will participate on a panel titled, “Developments in Private Investment Fund Coverage and Litigation.” OneBeacon Management Liability’s Stacy Paquet is part of a session titled, “Private Company D&O/EPL/Fiduciary Underwriting Issues and Claims.”

 

 

Healthcare’s David Pulley a Presenter for a CPM Webinar

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s David Pulley is a presenter for a webinar taking place this week. Hosted by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (CPM), this hour-long session will focus on best practices for risk management and discuss aspects of liability related to midwives, homebirth and birth center-based practices. David will also speak about ways to help minimize liability, documentation of the medical record, processes and action plans, reporting adverse events to appropriate parties, transporting mothers and/or infants and collaboration with physicians.

The Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue to Present at DATIA Annual Conference

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue is co-presenting at this year’s Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) annual conference taking place this week in Las Vegas. The conference focuses on the latest information pertinent to this unique industry. The session titled, “Changes in Professional Liability Insurance,” discusses the professional liability insurance needs of these organizations, and how recent changes in underwriting guidelines impact them.