This week, Financial Services’ President Craig Collins is headed to Wichita for the Kanas Bankers Association’s 2017 Economic Outlook & Risk Management Conference. He will lead a discussion about current claims and close calls that are being reported to insurers. In addition, several loss prevention strategies will be presented, and will include information on corporate account takeover, wire transfer fraud, social engineering and Ransomware. If you are headed to this conference, be sure to attend this session on Tuesday morning!
This year’s PLUS International Conference is taking place in Atlanta, GA from November 1-3, and team members from several OneBeacon businesses are looking forward to the networking opportunities and educational sessions taking place during the conference.
Jennifer Weinstein, Assistant Vice President Management Liability Claims, will participate in one of these sessions titled, “WARNING – The Internet May Be Hazardous to Employees!” This panel discussion will focus on how employers must be prepared to prevent and/or address a wide range of workplace issues arising out of the internet and social media – whether there are potential safety issues that happen in the workplace or concerns about privacy and employers using social media to find out more about employees or potential employees. The panel will address policies and procedures employers can institute to mitigate some of those exposures.
Stop by to hear the discussion on November 2!
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.
This week, the 13th Annual Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance ExecuSummit took place in Uncasville, CT, and OneBeacon was there! ExecuSummit participants are in the forefront of the D&O Insurance industry, monitoring and researching emerging issues and trends, and bringing this strategic intelligence to attendees as it is developing.
This year, Financial Institutions’ Christopher Luca co-chaired the event. Additionally, he and Financial Institutions’ Claims Robert Usinger participated on a panel titled, “Activist Investments and Claims in the Hedge Fund Space.” This panel discussed recent trends and exposures that are unique to the hedge fund space, as well as potential emerging issues.
Also part of a panel discussion this year was Enterprise Underwriting’s Ryan Sardelli. “The State of the D&O Marketplace” encompassed carrier competition, business segments like public, private and non-profit, specific classes of business, international exposures and trends.
OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue and Linda McSmith are speaking at the 2017 Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) conference in Washington D.C. this week.
Their session, “Protect Your ASC by Evaluating Its Insurance Coverages,” outlines key objectives and strategies to help evaluate current insurance coverages and considerations for the next insurance renewal season. Each insurance policy or coverage option that is signed offers an opportunity to protect a facility’s assets. Reconsider the way risks are looked at and treated in an ASC.
Thursday’s presentation will help demonstrate strategies for leaders to implement that may affect the way they look at and treat risks in their organization.
Senior Vice President and Risk Manager Patty Hughes is participating today on a panel titled, “Risk Managing Midwifery Practices,” at the New England Regional Healthcare Risk Management Conference in Mystic, CT.
The practice of Midwifery is thousands of years old and still evolving. In the U.S. there are Licensed Midwives, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives, Direct Entry Midwives and Traditional Midwives. According to the Midwives Alliance of North America, slightly more than 10% of births in the U.S. are attended by midwives. Midwives may practice in private homes, clinics, birth centers, and hospitals, and in addition to maternity care they provide primary women’s health care. The panel will examine the growing use of midwifery practices, the risk associated with them and potential strategies to mitigate risks.
Patty is also exhibiting at the conference, so be sure to stop by to say hello!
This week, OneBeacon Technology’s Chris Moede is representing our team at the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) annual CEO Summit. Yesterday, he provided a brief overview of our capabilities and the targeted risk management opportunities available for TECNA members. We appreciate the opportunity to attend and network with our industry partners!
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.
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After-hours networking for Technology Risk Control Manager Tushar Nandwana recently meant sharing insights on the fast-developing state of artificial intelligence. Tushar was among several speakers featured at the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) Regional Series in Phoenix. His technology underwriting colleague Denise Oppelt was also there, along with Nate Call from USI Phoenix (pictured below). Visit the ECIA website for insights on this association and the Regional Series.