DEA Controlled Substances & Regulatory Compliance Whitepaper Available

Medicine plays a vital role in safeguarding public health throughout the world. Pharmaceutical companies develop medicines to treat and cure sickness and disease. However, despite these noble intentions, occasionally substances created for a specific therapeutic purpose become dangerous. As such, federal and state governments have passed numerous laws to control and manage the prescription, use, storage, handling and disposal of such controlled substances.

To offer you and your clients deeper insights on this topic, we are pleased to announce the publication of our latest Technology whitepaper titled “DEA Controlled Substances & Regulatory Compliance” authored by Technology Risk Control Specialist Elizabeth Marazzo. In this whitepaper, she provides an overview of DEA requirements and controls that should be in place for organizations who handle, manufacture and/or store controlled substances.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. More whitepapers can be found on our website at onebeacontech.com/whitepapers.

September is National Preparedness Month

Record-setting storms and wildfires occurring in some states recently, shed light on the fact that severe weather can happen anytime, and anywhere in the country.

Taking this into account, National Preparedness Month – observed each September – encourages Americans to take steps to be prepared for disasters in their homes, places of work, schools and communities.

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OneBeacon Technology Welcomes David Chavez & Jason Gitlitz

We’re pleased to welcome two new members to our Technology team—David Chavez and Jason Gitlitz.

David joins us as our Information Technology Solutions™ (ITS) Product Manager, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the team. Based out of San Francisco, David is an Attorney by trade, specializing in cyber-related issues for small and mid-size companies. David has managed data breach response efforts, co-written a leading cyber policy, and underwritten scores of technology accounts.   Prior to joining OneBeacon, David held senior roles at Berkley Life Sciences and Hiscox. David can be reached at dchavez@onebeacon.com.

Jason joins our New England regional technology underwriting team, based out of Boston. With experience as both an agent and an underwriter, Jason brings well-rounded capabilities to the team. Prior to joining OneBeacon, Jason was an underwriter at CNA in their healthcare facilities unit.  Jason can be reached at jgitlitz@onebeacon.com.

Welcome to OneBeacon, David and Jason!

Consent Phishing: Cyber Criminals Want More Than Your Password

The use of cloud collaboration apps such as Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams, has grown dramatically over the past several months. As a result, application-based cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. Capabilities inherent in applications are being used to gain unauthorized access to people’s data.

Read more about this emerging risk on our TechRisk Blog >>

IMU’S Potter and Buffa Earn AMIM Designation

Congratulations to International Marine Underwriters’ Ben Potter and Joel Buffa, both of whom have recently earned their Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) designations. Potter and Buffa, both located in California, utilized their recent remote work situations to focus on the coursework to complete the designations and their hard work has paid off!

AMIM is the Insurance Institute of America’s professional designation for marine insurance professionals. The AMIM is designed to deepen the understanding of marine insurance for those who frequently advise clients in marine insurance cases. The AMIM’s areas of expertise include ocean marine insurance, inland marine insurance, principles of risk management and insurance, insurance company operations, legal environment of insurance and management. AMIM candidates gain improved knowledge about how marine insurance covers the damage or loss of ships, cargo, hulls, terminals, shipyards or any property by which cargo is acquired, transferred or held between the points of origin and final destination.

In addition to his AMIM, Joel hopes to have the last of his Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation exams completed this summer as well.  We wish him the best of luck!

New Whitepaper Available: Autonomous Vehicles

We are pleased to share our latest Technology whitepaper titled, “Autonomous Vehicles: Why Drive When the Vehicle Drives You.”

The whitepaper, authored by OneBeacon’s Tushar Nandwana, provides an overview of the history of Autonomous Vehicle development, pros and cons of the technology as well as considerations for the future of the market.  

More whitepapers can be found at onebeacontech.com/whitepapers.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day with the IICF

Many of our employees, customers and partners are undergoing a period of adjustment as they settle into new routines. Working from home, social distancing navigating a new normal. On top of this, we know there is an added level of complexity for parents who are working and simultaneously caring for children at home while daycares and schools are closed.

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is hoping to help! They have developed an online resource aimed at supplementing children’s literacy activities while they are at home or remote learning.

Developed in partnership with Sesame Workshop, Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day is a free, bilingual and research-based multimedia program that leverages the beloved Sesame Street characters to reach and motivate young children, their families and caregivers to make the most of everyday opportunities to talk, read and write together.

For more information visit https://www.iicf.org/literacy.html