Accident & Health Supports ATA’s #ThankATrucker Campaign

OneBeacon Accident & Health is proud to support truckers and their hard work and dedication through COVID-19. They’ve continued to show determination in their day-to-day, and OneBeacon is proud to stand by their side. That’s why the Accident & Health division partnered with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund to support the community through the #ThankATrucker Campaign. 

Lori Cernera, President of A&H, alongside members of the team from their homes created a video thanking our highway heroes. Read the full release to learn more about the industry initiative.

 

Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day with the IICF

Many of our employees, customers and partners are undergoing a period of adjustment as they settle into new routines. Working from home, social distancing navigating a new normal. On top of this, we know there is an added level of complexity for parents who are working and simultaneously caring for children at home while daycares and schools are closed.

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is hoping to help! They have developed an online resource aimed at supplementing children’s literacy activities while they are at home or remote learning.

Developed in partnership with Sesame Workshop, Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day is a free, bilingual and research-based multimedia program that leverages the beloved Sesame Street characters to reach and motivate young children, their families and caregivers to make the most of everyday opportunities to talk, read and write together.

For more information visit https://www.iicf.org/literacy.html

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.

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)

 

Join Us at the 2019 PLUS Conference in National Harbor, Maryland

Our Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Technology teams will be in National Harbor, Maryland for the 2019 PLUS Conference from November 11-13. We’re excited to catch up with colleagues and host our producer partners for cocktails and appetizers at the Pienza Marketplace. We look forward to seeing you there! #PLUS2019

Join Us at WSIA Annual Marketplace Next Week!

If you’re in San Diego next week for Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) Annual Marketplace, say hello to members of our Environmental and Specialty Property teams! Widely recognized as the premier event for the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry, the Annual Marketplace is attended by industry professionals from the United States and Great Britain, and offers unparalleled networking opportunities.

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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Kansas City Pickleball

OneBeacon Inland Marine recently participated in and sponsored the IMA Foundation’s Kansas City Pickleball event. This year, the event raised $25,000, with proceeds going to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.

Inland Marine’s Lucas Hockenberry and Molly Miller competed in the tournament, finishing 3-3. We are proud to have participated in the event and especially to contribute to a worthy cause by being the Pickle Juice Sponsor!

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.