Crime Coverage Webinar Replay Available

Thank you to all who joined our “Crime Coverage 101” webinar last week, hosted by OneBeacon Management Liability’s Nelson Kefauver and Brian Lester. We hope you enjoyed the event.

If you were unable to join the live webinar, or would like to review the information again, please enjoy this replay.

For more information on crime coverage and other management liability products and services, visit onebeaconml.com.

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Our hearts are broken over last week’s events, which took place not far from our U.S. corporate offices. The frustration and anger that George Floyd’s death has sparked is sadly all too familiar. We encourage everyone to dig deep and use the passion of this moment to consider how we can help address racism. Our corporate values include behaving with integrity, fairness and kindness, and respecting the diversity of our community. We stand united with the black community and committed to living our values and helping make a difference where we live and work. Let’s start the conversations, consider and accelerate change, and not disappoint the memory of George Floyd.

Welcoming our Interns & New Grads

Our summer interns and new grads are starting in the coming weeks! Though times may be different due to COVID-19, we’re excited to have them join us virtually from their homes in Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Virginia. Our 14 interns will be working in the Actuarial, Audit, Finance, IT, Underwriting and Business Development fields alongside our teams of experts. Additionally, we’re welcoming four new grads to join our Actuarial and Underwriting teams full-time. We look forward to working with them and being a part of their career development. Please join us in welcoming OneBeacon’s newest additions!

IMU Welcomes Hickey and Kirkpatrick; Announces Nittolo’s retirement and Appoints Hellebush Product Line Officer

At OneBeacon, our people are our strongest asset, so we are always excited to welcome new talent and to offer our heartfelt thanks when long-time colleagues announce plans to step away from their roles. Today we have several such organizational announcements to share from our International Marine Underwriters (IMU) team.

Welcome Patrick Hickey and Beth Kirkpatrick
We are pleased to welcome Pat Hickey and Beth Kirkpatrick to the IMU team, both beginning June 1.

  • Pat brings us 20+ years of marine experience and will join IMU’s Michelle O’Donovan as a Cargo Product Line Officer, reporting to IMU President, Bob Gallagher. Michelle and Pat will jointly oversee Cargo business across North America. Additionally, Pat will contribute to ocean marine operations in Canada. Prior to joining IMU, Pat held varied marine leadership roles, most recently at Aspen Insurance and previously at Zurich, AIG and Great American.
  • Beth will join our North Pacific Regional team in Seattle as Assistant Manager, reporting to Regional President Dawn Dulay. In her new role, she will work with the regional staff on the production and underwriting of Hull, Liability, and Cargo risks. Beth has been exclusively focused on the marine market for 17 years, having previously worked at Crum &Forster, Marsh and AIG.

Please join us in welcoming both Pat and Beth to the IMU team!

Elizabeth Nittolo Retiring; Sam Hellebush Appointed Product Line Officer
After 11+ years with us, our friend and colleague Liz Nittolo will be retiring at the end of July. Over the years Liz has worked in various roles out of our New York City office, most recently as a Product Line Officer for Hull & Liability. She has also supported our marketing efforts and has been active in the marine insurance education community, frequently facilitating seminars and representing IMU at industry conferences. Thank you Liz for your many years of dedication, we wish you all the best in retirement!

Sam Hellebush will succeed Liz as Product Line Officer upon her departure, and will jointly oversee our Hull and Liability products with Bill Luce. Sam joined IMU in 2013 as a Marine Specialist and is also based out of New York City.  You can contact Sam at 212.440.6565 or shellebush@imu.com

Congratulations Liz and Sam!

OneBeacon’s Weinstein to Participate in COVID-19 Webinar- Wednesday, May 12

Jennifer Weinstein, Assistant Vice President, Management Liability Claims, will be a panelist on the upcoming May 12 Webinar entitled “Navigating the  Pitfalls and Challenges of COVID-19 and the Post-Quarantine Workplace.”

Moderated by Mercedes Colwin, Founding Partner, GRSM New York Office, the panel will focus on the changes that are expected in the work force as the country emerges from shelter in place ordinances, including measures that employers are expected to implement to safeguard employees. The panel will analyze the various screening measures and the attendant pitfalls of such actions. This panel will also discuss the claims on the horizon stemming from adverse employment actions taken in response to the economic shutdown.

In addition to Jennifer, other panelists include Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Michele Fenice, Vice President, Claim Leader, Chubb Insurance.

Join Jennifer on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:00 AM ET- register today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accident & Health Supports ATA’s #ThankATrucker Campaign

OneBeacon Accident & Health is proud to support truckers and their hard work and dedication through COVID-19. They’ve continued to show determination in their day-to-day, and OneBeacon is proud to stand by their side. That’s why the Accident & Health division partnered with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund to support the community through the #ThankATrucker Campaign. 

Lori Cernera, President of A&H, alongside members of the team from their homes created a video thanking our highway heroes. Read the full release to learn more about the industry initiative.

 

OneBeacon Update on COVID-19

The OneBeacon community has your good health and safety in our hearts. Given mandated containment efforts in many communities, we have encouraged our employees to work from home for the foreseeable future. Our network is fully capable of supporting a remote workforce, along with digital assets available to our customers and brokers. We are fully committed to maintaining our responsive service levels, while minimizing our employees’ risk of exposure. We are all reachable at the email and phone contacts you are accustomed to using in your day-to-day communications. Please watch for future updates.

Stay well!

Intact Financial Corporation completes acquisition of specialty insurer The Guarantee Company of North America and Frank Cowan Company Limited

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2019 /CNW/ – Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) announced that it has today completed the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of The Guarantee Company of North America (“The Guarantee”) and Frank Cowan Company Limited (“Frank Cowan”), having received all required regulatory approvals.

“Closing this transaction represents meaningful progress on our strategic objectives,” said Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer, Intact Financial Corporation. “After months of working together on integration planning, we can now welcome The Guarantee and Frank Cowan employees into the Intact family. We look forward to continue to work together to advance our goals of bolstering our leadership position in Canada while building a leading North American specialty insurer.”

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