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.

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.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Resources

As today’s environment continues to rapidly evolve, we are all focused on maintaining service levels and remaining aware of COVID-19’s impact on our customers. Given the latest federal social distancing guidelines, all of us at OneBeacon will continue working from home at least through April. In the meantime, below are several resources we thought you may find helpful.

General COVID-19 Resources
Health & Safety Institute: this dedicated COVID-19 “digital toolbox” offers access to curated content from WHO, OSHA, the CDC and other trusted sources. Materials include videos, podcasts, training courses and other relevant tools.

Industry Voices
American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) offers COVID-19 related rules, regulations and insurance department communications.

Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB) content highlighting COVID-19’s impact on the commercial insurance industry.

Insurance Information Institute’s (I.I.I.) recent NAIC presentation addressing COVID-19’s impact on our industry.

Working from home Materials:

  • OSHA tips for productivity and wellness.
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) long-time early literacy partnership with the Sesame Workshop offers “Every day is a reading and writing day” resource for employees or customers who are working from home while also caring for young children.

Cyber Awareness
Cyber criminals understand vulnerability and are using the public’s preoccupation with COVID-19 for targeted cybercrimes. Our recent blog post offers several precautionary tips.

Update & Questions
We will continue to provide updates as necessary. We particularly appreciate your business and friendship during these challenging times. Be well.

COVID-19: Cyber Attacks Increasing

In  uncertain or chaotic times, the last thing many of us think about is Cyber security. Cyber criminals take advantage of our distraction and target the public with cyber crimes. Currently, there several types of new attacks that have been discovered leveraging the public’s concern generated by COVID-19. So as you are surfing the web for information or trying to adjust to a remote work situation, please be sure to practice extra cyber security vigilance.
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Water Damage: a Quiet, Slow and Expensive Claim

Did you know that water damage is one of the most common losses in the industry? With areas of the country now experiencing cold snaps, damage from a frozen pipe is possible. In the latest issue of News from the Vault, OneBeacon Financial Services’ Craig Collins discusses the many ways to prevent water damage and the existing technology you can utilize to stay alert if there’s a leak.

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2019 in Review: On the Road with Specialty Health

It’s been a busy 2019 for our Specialty Health team! Christy Vago, Julie Bobak and team traveled around the country attending industry conferences, conventions and participated in speaking engagements. They collaborated these efforts with key business partners and industry professionals, such as Health Rosetta, to participate in discussions around healthcare trends. The team also got together with one another regularly throughout the year to reflect on their accomplishments thus far. As we close the door on 2019, the team is looking forward to a successful 2020. Follow us on LinkedIn to keep up with the Specialty Health team’s efforts and events.

Here are just some of the highlights from 2019:

Health Rosetta’s Wake-Up Call Roadshow: Ending the Collateral Damage in Phoenix

HINT Summit, a Direct Primary Care conference in San Francisco

OneBeacon Healthcare Summit, a collaborative meeting including OneBeacon businesses that are affected by healthcare risks (Plymouth, MN)

 

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, OneBeacon Technology is posting informative articles on the TechRisk Blog. Check out the first two articles on Smart Devices and Deepfake videos.

For more information about this initiative and this year’s theme, please visit the National Cybersecurity dedicated website.

 

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