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.
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!
International Marine Underwriters (IMU), a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, has introduced an enhanced Ocean Cargo policy designed to address the needs of an increasingly global ocean marine market and enable customers to easily review coverage details on a redesigned form.
Read the full news release on onebeacon.com
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
In recent years, the practice of scientifically adapting human DNA has been advanced through the breakthroughs resulting from the National Institute of Health’s Human Genome Project. Through the careful adaption of DNA, researchers are advancing targeted options for treating serious illnesses, such as certain cancers. But these opportunities are also introducing important conversations regarding medical ethics and other risks.
OneBeacon Technology is pleased to offer deeper insights on this topic in their first whitepaper of the year titled “Gene Editing: CRISPR/Cas-9 and Beyond” authored by Medical Technology Risk Control Specialist Michael Campbell. In this whitepaper, Mike provides an overview of the methodology, reviews issues and concerns, and notes what is on the horizon for this emerging discipline.
We hope you enjoy this publication and invite you to browse their complete whitepaper library for additional technology-focused insights.
We are pleased to welcome Brian Clifford to OneBeacon Management Liability. Brian joined the team in October 2018 as Vice President. He oversees underwriting in the northern region where his focus is on growing a profitable book of management liability business across the entire product suite. He brings nearly 15 years of industry experience to OneBeacon, including time in both product development and distribution roles. Based out of the Chicago office, he reports to Management Liability President, Stacy Paquet. We are excited to have Brian on our team and look forward to his contributions!