The annual CLM Conference is the premier event for those in the claims and litigation management industry. This year, attendees from Government Risks, Healthcare Group and Management Liability are representing OneBeacon as panelist presenters at the conference in Houston, TX.
Daniele Freaner, who is part of OneBeacon Healthcare Group claims, is part of a presentation titled, “Danger Zone: Healthcare Liabilities Associated with Natural Disasters.” This session will identify the liability risks faced by healthcare providers or entities that can arise in natural disaster emergency situations, discuss ways to minimize those risks and provide possible defenses.
In the session titled, “A Higher Education for All: Title IX, Title VII and the New Administration,” Management Liability claim’s Jennifer Weinstein will be part of a panel that will discuss the new Title IV regulations and guidelines issued by the current administration, the evolving case law in this area, the conflicts with other sexual assault and discrimination laws and the impact on claims and their resolution. The session also will discuss what underwriters should watch for in light of the recent changes.
Government Risks’ Sarah Schmitz will participate in the session titled, “The Crossroads of Coverage, Liability and Sovereign Immunity.” Policies issued to governmental entities often state that the purchase of the policy is not a waiver of the entities’ sovereign immunity. Speakers will discuss what happens when plaintiffs challenge whether such language in the policy preserves the sovereign immunity, how courts have handled those challenges and practical tips for how to handle such situations.
OneBeacon looks forward to participating in these sessions, as well as the additional educational and networking opportunities at this conference!
OneBeacon Financial Services is excited to be in Las Vegas this week attending the ICBA Live 2018 convention. Held annually, this national event is one of the largest gatherings of community bankers. The educational opportunities keep bankers up-to-date on latest trends affecting their banks. Stop by booth #315 to see Barbara Winsor, Craig Collins and Becky Riekofski – they are ready to talk insurance solutions for community banks!
Barbara Winsor, Craig Collins and Becky Riekofski stand at the Financial Services book at the annual ICBA conference.
When you consider how a Hollywood film gets made, you may immediately think about the most publicized players- the actors, directors, producers and film studios involved. And while they are all vital to the process (including the crews and technical experts who contribute their talents), did you know that none of it could happen without insurance?
We are proud to be the behind-the-scenes players, experts and consultants who can weigh in on everything from actor and location selection to stunt coordination and special effects.
As the industry gears up for its most anticipated award ceremony, the 90th Academy Awards, we would like to take a moment to congratulate the nominated films our Entertainment division has been very proud to support this year – “I, Tonya”, “All the Money in the World”, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” and “The Shape of Water.”
All of us at OneBeacon congratulate you on your achievements and wish you luck on Sunday!
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!
This article, authored by OneBeacon Accident & Health’s Steve Mueller, discussed ridesharing occupational accident insurance. Published on Carrier Management, you can read Steve’s full article here.
The Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) hosts a number of member meetings this time of year, providing a setting for the TBA chairman and staff to talk about the initiatives and goals of the association. These meetings also provide great opportunities for colleagues to network and reconnect. This week, Craig Collins will kick off the meeting in Memphis. His seminar will focus on current trends in bond, D&O and cyber insurance, and how these trends affect community banks. We look forward to speaking to the TBA members this year!
At International Marine Underwriters (IMU), our employees are passionate about the marine industry, and not just commercial marine insurance! In fact, one of our employees – Joel Buffa, a senior underwriter in our California office- recently accomplished a major maritime milestone. He competed in and completed the 49th running of the classic Transpacific Yacht Race.
Read more about Joel’s experience and family tradition with the race (SPOILER- Joel is a 5th generation participant) on IMU.com.
Congratulations to Joel and crew for your amazing accomplishment!
When 3D printing technology emerged, there was immediate excitement within the life science community, which quickly imagined the many possibilities. Fast forward to 2017 and 3D printing has expanded to “bioprinting,” or the practice of manufacturing tissue and organs with materials that incorporate viable living cells. This almost unbelievable technique has enabled practitioners to test advancements in the area of reconstructive surgery, transplantation and more.
We are pleased to announce our OneBeacon Technology group’s newest whitepaper, which addresses this topic. Titled “3D Bioprinting – Printing for Life” and co-authored by our technology risk control specialists Tushar Nandwana and Steve Morkovsky, this reference piece defines bioprinting, discusses various current technologies and emerging applications, along with the associated risks and exposures.
To access of our full inventory of technology-focused whitepapers, visit our website.
The 2nd annual Title IX ExecuSummit is taking place this year from July 25-26 in Uncasville, CT, and OneBeacon Management Liability Claim’s Jennifer Weinstein is participating on a panel titled, “Predictions for Title IX Under the New Administration – President Trump & Secretary DeVos.”
The panel will discuss Title IX issues and how they expect President Trump and Secretary DeVos to handle them. They will highlight anticipated differences between the focus of the prior and current administrations. The panel will also discuss appropriate ways to help protect against suits involving these issues, including various insurance policies and best practices. In addition to participating on the panel, Jennifer is also a co-chair of this year’s Title IX ExecuSummit.
On July 27, she will head up to Boston for the 2017 CLM Management & Professional Liability Conference, where her panel discussion will focus on “Dramatic Shifts in the Legal and Regulatory EPL Landscape Under the New Administration and the Pathway Forward (EPL).”
As priorities of the current administration take shape, dramatic shifts in legal and regulatory focus are sure to have a profound effect on the employment practices liability landscape. This session will explore developing issues facing management in 2017, including how changes to the Supreme Court, the NLRB and the various federal agencies are likely to impact emerging issues such as marijuana in the workplace, transgender employees and website and technology accessibility for the disabled. The panel will provide their insights into best practices for claims investigation, litigation strategy and discuss recent developments in the law.