A long-time partner of Health Rosetta, Christy Vago, Julie Bobak and Jeff Utoft of our Specialty Health division is participating in their virtual summit this week. This three day conference is devoted to educating employers, advisors and local communities about proven, transparent ways to improve healthcare for employees. As always, we’re excited to be a part of the event and hearing about innovative healthcare solutions. Be sure to join us in our virtual booth! To learn more about the event and Health Rosetta, click here. And check out this sneak peek to what we’ll be showcasing in our booth.
Bradley York, President of OneBeacon Government Risks, was recently quoted in an Independent Agent Magazine article on the evolving landscape for public entities.
Check out the full article >>
Congratulations to International Marine Underwriters’ Ben Potter and Joel Buffa, both of whom have recently earned their Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) designations. Potter and Buffa, both located in California, utilized their recent remote work situations to focus on the coursework to complete the designations and their hard work has paid off!
AMIM is the Insurance Institute of America’s professional designation for marine insurance professionals. The AMIM is designed to deepen the understanding of marine insurance for those who frequently advise clients in marine insurance cases. The AMIM’s areas of expertise include ocean marine insurance, inland marine insurance, principles of risk management and insurance, insurance company operations, legal environment of insurance and management. AMIM candidates gain improved knowledge about how marine insurance covers the damage or loss of ships, cargo, hulls, terminals, shipyards or any property by which cargo is acquired, transferred or held between the points of origin and final destination.
In addition to his AMIM, Joel hopes to have the last of his Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation exams completed this summer as well. We wish him the best of luck!
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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)
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
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.
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!