OneBeacon Surety Group Announces U.S. Leadership Appointments, Expanded Capacity

OneBeacon Surety Group today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of members of its U.S. leadership team. In addition, it is now offering up to $250,000,000 in aggregate surety bond capacity for qualifying clients

Building upon his 25 years of Surety industry experience and his strong leadership of OneBeacon Surety Group, Chad Anderson has been named Head of North American Surety. Chad will lead Surety teams across the U.S. and Canada, who will continue to operate in their local markets as OneBeacon and Intact Insurance, respectively.

Additionally, John Guglielmo has been appointed Head of U.S. Commercial Surety and Michael Seff has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer for Commercial Surety in North America. Both will continue reporting directly to Mr. Anderson.

Read the full announcement on onebeaconsurety.com.

See You in Chicago! OneBeacon Hosting Open House on June 13!

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:

  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Government Risks
  • Inland Marine
  • Healthcare
  • Management Liability
  • Technology

Register today! We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!

Government Risks to Exhibit at MO/KS PRIMA Conference

OneBeacon Government Risks (OBGR)  will be sponsoring the upcoming 2018 MO/KS PRIMA Conference on April 11 – 13. The conference is being held in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri at the Lodge of Four Seasons.

Curtis Weible, Business Development Manager, and Joe Garcia, Risk Management Specialist, will be on site during the conference so if you are at the event, be sure to stop by their booth!

For updates on the conference, photos, blog posts and more, follow OBGR on Twitter @OneBeaconGov.

 

 

2018 Scholarship Program

For the 15th 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 2018-2019 academic year. Best of luck to the Class of 2018!

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New England Offices Closed

Due to the winter storm throughout the North East today, several of our offices will be closed including:

  • Connecticut- Farmington office
  • Massachusetts- Boston, Canton and Quincy offices
  • New Jersey- Holmdel office and Morristown
  • New York-  New York City office

Employees able to work from home should be reachable by phone and email. All offices are anticipated to be open for business as usual tomorrow, Friday, January 5.

Insurance Journal Careers Contest

What’s the coolest part of your insurance job? Insurance journal wants to know!

Insurance Careers Movements has partnered with Insurance Journal to launch a careers contest aimed at insurance professionals who are 40 years old and under. Contestants are encouraged to be creative in submitting photos and short videos to share their experiences!

Participants will be entered to win a prize drawing for a one-year all-access Insurance Journal Academy Membership and an Amazon Echo. The deadline is November 16 and winners will be announced on December 4.

For more information, check out the Insurance Journal careers contest article and view the Insurance Journal careers contest.

New Driver Injury Protection Program

OneBeacon Accident & Health has recently launched a new product specifically for Uber driver-partners. The first-of-its kind driver injury protection program, available through Aon Affinity and underwritten by Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company, provides up to $1,000,000 in benefits for covered injuries.

Leveraging their experience and expertise in the transportation space, the Accident & Health group developed an occupational accident insurance solution in partnership with Aon and Uber. The program is designed for Uber drivers, who are independent contractors, while they are online with the Uber app and transporting passengers or goods.

Occupational accident has traditionally been used in the trucking marketplace to provide independent contractors with financial protection in the event they are in an accident while under dispatch.  In the traditional transportation model, the driver pays a monthly rate.  In this innovative approach, the driver pays a fixed rate per mile—or a usage-based pricing model—that aligns with the on-demand nature of this gig economy rideshare model.

Coverage is available in 30 states, with a continued national rollout planned throughout the year.

For further information on the product/program please contact A&H’sTedd Merrill at 781.332.8391 or tmerrill@onebeacon.com.

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2017 OneBeacon Scholarship Winners Announced

blog_scholarship_programWe are thrilled to announce the winners of our 14th annual college scholarship program! Eight of these $2,000 scholarships were awarded to our employees’ children, and eight to our producers’ children.

Winners were selected based on criteria including their academic performance, leadership roles and participation in school and community activities. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a nonprofit scholarship program administrator, and funded by our Charitable Trust.

View the list of winners in our news release>>

OneBeacon Entertainment Sponsors AICP Bootcamp

Monday, June 5 marks the beginning of the 2017 Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) “AICP Week”.   As part of the week of events, OneBeacon Entertainment will be a  sponsor of  the “AICP Business Affairs Boot Camp: Emerging Platforms,” which will feature a variety of speakers and panels addressing emerging issues and platform trends in the industry.

Founded in 1972, by a small group of television commercial production companies concerned with a single issue, today’s AICP has grown to represent exclusively, the interests of companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media – film, video, digital – for advertisers and agencies.

For more information on the event or the AICP, visit their website at aicp.com.