Recently, our OneBeacon Government Risks team attended, sponsored and exhibited at the PRIMA conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Joe Garcia, Risk Management Specialist, also presented one of the sessions during the conference “Drone Fever—How to Treat It.” Drones have increasingly become a hot topic. During Joe’s session, he discussed the types of drones, how they’re used and how to implement the usage of drones into communities. It was a great opportunity for the team to network with their agents and clients.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Monday, June 5 marks the beginning of the 2017 Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) “AICP Week”. As part of the week of events, OneBeacon Entertainment will be a sponsor of the “AICP Business Affairs Boot Camp: Emerging Platforms,” which will feature a variety of speakers and panels addressing emerging issues and platform trends in the industry.
Founded in 1972, by a small group of television commercial production companies concerned with a single issue, today’s AICP has grown to represent exclusively, the interests of companies that specialize in producing commercials on various media – film, video, digital – for advertisers and agencies.
For more information on the event or the AICP, visit their website at aicp.com.
OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue and Linda McSmith are speaking at the 2017 Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) conference in Washington D.C. this week.
Their session, “Protect Your ASC by Evaluating Its Insurance Coverages,” outlines key objectives and strategies to help evaluate current insurance coverages and considerations for the next insurance renewal season. Each insurance policy or coverage option that is signed offers an opportunity to protect a facility’s assets. Reconsider the way risks are looked at and treated in an ASC.
Thursday’s presentation will help demonstrate strategies for leaders to implement that may affect the way they look at and treat risks in their organization.
Senior Vice President and Risk Manager Patty Hughes is participating today on a panel titled, “Risk Managing Midwifery Practices,” at the New England Regional Healthcare Risk Management Conference in Mystic, CT.
The practice of Midwifery is thousands of years old and still evolving. In the U.S. there are Licensed Midwives, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives, Direct Entry Midwives and Traditional Midwives. According to the Midwives Alliance of North America, slightly more than 10% of births in the U.S. are attended by midwives. Midwives may practice in private homes, clinics, birth centers, and hospitals, and in addition to maternity care they provide primary women’s health care. The panel will examine the growing use of midwifery practices, the risk associated with them and potential strategies to mitigate risks.
Patty is also exhibiting at the conference, so be sure to stop by to say hello!
This week, OneBeacon Technology’s Chris Moede is representing our team at the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) annual CEO Summit. Yesterday, he provided a brief overview of our capabilities and the targeted risk management opportunities available for TECNA members. We appreciate the opportunity to attend and network with our industry partners!
After-hours networking for Technology Risk Control Manager Tushar Nandwana recently meant sharing insights on the fast-developing state of artificial intelligence. Tushar was among several speakers featured at the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) Regional Series in Phoenix. His technology underwriting colleague Denise Oppelt was also there, along with Nate Call from USI Phoenix (pictured below). Visit the ECIA website for insights on this association and the Regional Series.