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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Introducing Our Business Development Team

Please join us in welcoming Marty Ogden and Phil Mershon to our new Business Development team led by Kevin Gallagher!

Marty, sitting in our San Francisco office, will take on the role of Business Development Director, focusing on opportunities in the Western region of the U.S. Phil, currently a member of our Entertainment business, will be stepping up to the role of Business Development Specialist. Congratulations to Marty and Phil, we look forward to your many contributions!

Accident & Health Sponsoring Health Rosetta Phoenix Wake-Up Call

OneBeacon Accident & Health has been pleased to sponsor two recent Health Rosetta events this year and will continue on the Wake up “roadshow” next week by supporting another! On Wednesday, May 29 we’ll be sponsoring and exhibiting at the Health Rosetta Phoenix Wake-Up Call:  Ending the Collateral Damage.

This one day conference will bring together local Phoenix employers, healthcare experts, public officials and business and civic leaders to discuss dysfunction in the healthcare system- both in rising premiums and the country’s opioid crisis.

Julie Bobak and Christy Vago will be attending the event, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Great Seeing You in Phoenix!

Recently we had the pleasure of hosting producers in Phoenix, AZ for our second open house of the year. Eight of our businesses were on hand to discuss their products and services, while enjoying lite bites and drinks during a warm Phoenix evening at the Culinary Dropout. Underwriting teams from Entertainment, Environmental, Financial Services, Government Risks, International Marine Underwriters, Inland Marine, Management Liability and Technology were the hosts for the evening. These events provide great opportunity see colleagues and make new connections. Thanks to all who were able to join us – it was a pleasure to host you!

Enjoy some photos from the evening.

Accident & Health Sponsoring Event in Tampa

OneBeacon Accident & Health is proud to sponsor the Health Rosetta Tampa Wake Up Call: Demystifying Healthcare Costs. This event, taking place on April 23, is a one-day conference where OneBeacon and other benefits experts help demystify healthcare costs – for both employers and their workforce. Julie Bobak and Christy Vago will be there! If you’re looking to contain costs, gain transparency and retain employees, please join Julie and Christy in Tampa on April 23.

Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue Heading to Chicago for DATIA

On April 12, Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue will speak at the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) 2019 Conference in Chicago. Her session titled, “What You Need to Know on Insurance, Claims and HIPAA,” will provide an overview of general insurance terms and the type of policies or insurance coverage DATIA members need. Exposures, staffing types and rating will be discussed, along with how the policy types should work together. Claims examples will be provided that are specific to the drug and alcohol testing industry.

 

Accident & Health’s Christy Vago Speaking in Denver

Accident & Health’s Christy Vago is part of a panel presentation on April 3 at the Employer Health Innovations Symposium in Denver. This event will address the latest developments in the industry such as prescription drug management, member advocacy, legal implications, value-based pricing and more. Christy’s panel titled, “Value-based Pricing: Service Implications & Financial Impacts,” will focus specifically on coverages that should be addressed by a medical stop loss policy when considering referenced based pricing.