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.

Sharing Expertise: Tech-Talk at ECIA

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.

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OneBeacon Entertainment to Sponsor and Attend 36th Annual MUSE Awards

OneBeacon Entertainment is pleased to attend and contribute as a Platinum sponsor to the 36th annual MUSE Awards.  Hosted by New York Women in Film & Television,  the MUSE Awards is an annual gala holiday event to celebrate women in the entertainment industry.

This year’s honorees include : Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Debi Mazar and Martha Plimpton; Marcia Smith (President of Firelight Media); and Jacki Kelley (Chief Operating Officer of Bloomberg Media). The event will take place Thursday, December 8, from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM at the New York Hilton hotel.

For more information about the MUSE Awards or New York Women in Film & Television, please visit www.nywift.org.

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.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Public Entities Must Comply

More than 55 million people in America have physical or mental disabilities that substantially limit a major life activity. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law to help protect this population and ensure they receive the same rights as everyone else.

This law was especially important for the public sector because it provided guidelines to ensure no program, service or activity discriminates against or excludes anyone based on disability.

Read the rest of this insightful, OneBeacon Government Risks article featured on Independent Agent and authored by OBGR’s Bradley York.

Pokemon GO: Fun For Some; Risks for Others

The game’s the thing this summer and that game is, of course, Pokémon GO. With anything new, emerging risks and exposures must be considered. OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s Lloyd Takata was among several technology insurance specialists quoted in Carrier Management’s  article on the game’s potential risks and exposures. We invite you to read and learn more!

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What You Need to Know if Your Public Entities Clients Use Drones

Have you spotted any drones flying around your community yet?  As the commercial use of drones increases, so do the risks and implications for public entities.

Learn more about how communities are using drones, the latest FAA regulations and the insurance implications your clients need to know about in this recent Independent Agent article,” What You Need to Know if Your Public Entities Clients Use Drones,” authored by OneBeacon Government Risks’ Bradley York.

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