Atlanta, Georgia You’re Invited: OneBeacon Product Fair, May 9

Atlanta partners! We are hosting a OneBeacon Product Fair on May 9, at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant at the Perimeter Mall.

Join us for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services and to meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

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

We look forward to seeing you there. Register today!

Northeast Offices Closed February 9

Due to a winter storm expected to hit the Northeast on Thursday, several OneBeacon offices will be closed on  February 9 including:

  • Connecticut- Farmington
  • Massachusetts- Boston, Canton and Quincy
  • New Jersey- Holmdel and Morristown
  • New York- New York City
  • Pennsylvania- Blue Bell

Those employees able to work from home should be reachable by phone and email. All offices are anticipated to be open for business as usual on Friday, February 10.

The Delta Queen- an IMU insured- to be refurbished

The Delta Queen, an American sternwheel steamboat and a U.S. National Historic Landmark, set sail last week for New Orleans to undergo refurbishment. The ship, insured by  International Marine Underwriters, has an extensive history dating back to 1924, but has spent the last 6 years docked in Chattanooga, Tennessee serving as a floating boutique hotel. When the ship recently came under new ownership, it was announced that the Delta Queen would be refurbished back to her original glory and once more act as an operational cruising ship in 2016.  We wish the ship and crew a safe journey as she makes her way down the Tennessee River.

For more updates, videos and photos on the progress of the voyage, check out the official Facebook page.

NMU Launches Redesigned Website

National Marine Underwriters (NMU) is pleased to announce its newly redesigned website Now you can get the same great information about our boat and yacht offerings, plus new information such as news and events and relevant industry articles. Additionally, to improve your experience, the website is mobile-enabled for viewing on a smart phone or tablet.

Check out the website and see what you think!

IMU Comments on Project Cargo Risk Management

Risk & Insurance’s May issue, which we noted in our blog features OBPI, also includes insight from International Marine Underwriters’ Michelle O’Donovan.

According to Risk & Insurance’s story, the project cargo risk management business is on the move after years of declining activity, with carriers expecting growth opportunities going forward. Project cargo typically involves specialized trucks, trains, aircraft or vessels moving large, heavy, expensive goods.

Michelle is quoted in the article, which you can read online here or by picking up the latest issue of Risk & Insurance magazine!

IMU Helps Protect Historic National Vessel, the Mayflower II

For more than 20 years, International Marine Underwriters (IMU) has played a large role in protecting and preserving one of America’s irreplaceable national vessels, the Mayflower II.

In this article published on National Underwriter’s website, Carol Martineau, Senior Underwriter at IMU, describes the significant effort to safeguard the 56-year-old ship and its historic roots while adhering to present-day nautical standards.

The high-profile accPP_MayflowerTowount is high risk, requiring seasoned skill and innovation from the various marine professionals involved. Read the full story, which details the unique partnership between talented shipwrights, a one-of-a-kind tugboat operator and experienced insurance policy underwriters.

IMU Participates in IICF’s Week of Giving Event

Employees from International Marine Underwriters’ Boston office recently participated in the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) “Week of Giving” event, which gathers insurance industry volunteers to provide service to neighborhood & community nonprofits throughout the week.

As part of their volunteerism efforts, the group read stories to students of St. John School, which is located in the historic North End district of Boston, Mass. Their participation gained local press coverage in the North End Waterfront, which you can read here.

Pictured is IMU’s Meredith Atwood, engaging students in what looks to be a riveting story time!

IMU’s Meredith Atwood engages students in what looks to be a riveting story time!

IMU Launches New Website

International Marine Underwriters (IMU) is pleased to announce it’s newly redesigned website Now you can get the same great information about our offerings in the ocean and inland marine market, but with a little bit more style and function!  Plus, sign up for IMU newsletters or stay up-to-date with the company through the news and insights section.  Check out the site and see what you think!