Craig Collins Speaking at KBA Conference

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!

OneBeacon’s Jennifer Weinstein Speaking at PLUS Conference

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!

 

Financial Services’ President Craig Collins Speaking at Tennessee Bankers Members Meeting

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!

 

IMU’S JOEL BUFFA RACES IN TRANSPACIFIC RACE

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!

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Printing for Life

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.

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Jennifer Weinstein Speaking at Two Upcoming Industry Conferences

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.

 

Here’s how self-driving cars are already impacting cities and towns

This aptly named article, authored by OneBeacon Government Risks’ Kenny Smith, highlights some of the unique considerations cities and towns should be taking into account now regarding the autonomous vehicles that will be on the roads in our communities in the future.  Read the article here , which was published on PropertyCasualty360.com.

You’re Invited New York City: OneBeacon Product Fair on June 13

New York City partners! We are hosting a Product Fair on June 13 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  and we’d love to see you. Join us for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services at The Liberty, 29 W 35th Street.

Meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

  • International Marine Underwriters
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Management Liability
  • Specialty Property
  • Surety
  • Technology

We look forward to seeing you there. Register today!

OneBeacon Healthcare Group Announces Enhanced Professional Liability for Physician Groups

OneBeacon Healthcare Group is excited to announce that our enhanced Physician Group coverage form is now available. Physician groups have undergone unprecedented changes over the past several years. OneBeacon is prepared for these changes by offering up-to-date coverages and an expanded appetite.

  • Can consider physician group accounts with a minimum premium of $50,000
  • Multi-specialty and multi-state risks are eligible for coverage
  • Per physician limits with a separate limit for the entity
  • Consent to settle with the first named insured
  • Coverage available for certain legal defense proceedings, HIPAA proceedings, and regulatory billing errors proceedings
  • And more

To learn more about the enhanced coverage for physician groups, please visit onebeaconhc.com.