Northeast Offices Closed Tuesday, March 14

Due to a winter storm expected to hit the Northeast on Tuesday, several of our offices will be closed including:

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

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 Wednesday, March 15.

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Hughes Speaking at PLUS Medical

OneBeacon Healthcare Group is headed to Chicago this week to attend the annual PLUS Medical PL Symposium. We look forward to seeing you there!

On Wednesday morning Patricia Hughes, Senior Vice President of Risk Management, will participate on a panel titled, “Bitter Pill to Swallow: The Painful Liability Exposures Presented by Opioids.” This panel will examine how opioid use is a national crisis in the United States with multidimensional implications for healthcare providers, employers, law enforcement, patients and families. A $17.6 million dollar verdict against a physician and his employer spelled out how expensive this emerging exposure is becoming. The panel will explore the issues involved and solutions needed to be better equipped to address this ominous trend in medical professional liability.

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s McSmith Speaking at Regional Conference

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Linda McSmith is speaking today at the Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Fall Conference and Tradeshow. Her session titled, “A Risk Management Approach to Managing Patient Safety,” reviews the national guidelines and strategies that have assisted clinicians in reducing the occurrence of surgical misadventures, and explores potential strategies to further reduce incident rates. Taking place in Franklin, TN, this conference brings together ambulatory surgery center professionals with industry experts to discuss topics ranging from clinical to management to business.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Public Entities Must Comply

More than 55 million people in America have physical or mental disabilities that substantially limit a major life activity. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law to help protect this population and ensure they receive the same rights as everyone else.

This law was especially important for the public sector because it provided guidelines to ensure no program, service or activity discriminates against or excludes anyone based on disability.

Read the rest of this insightful, OneBeacon Government Risks article featured on Independent Agent and authored by OBGR’s Bradley York.

What You Need to Know if Your Public Entities Clients Use Drones

Have you spotted any drones flying around your community yet?  As the commercial use of drones increases, so do the risks and implications for public entities.

Learn more about how communities are using drones, the latest FAA regulations and the insurance implications your clients need to know about in this recent Independent Agent article,” What You Need to Know if Your Public Entities Clients Use Drones,” authored by OneBeacon Government Risks’ Bradley York.

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OneBeacon Tech Speaking at NetDiligence Cyber Forum

The NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum kicked off its two-day gathering in Philadelphia this morning. This event features a broad variety of sessions and speakers addressing cyber matters from an insurance coverage, claims and litigation perspective.

OneBeacon’s David Molitano will participate in a panel discussion later today titled the Security of Payments. The group will discuss mobile payment schemes such as ApplePay and GooglePay, eCommerce shopping carts and more, relative to the risk evaluation process faced by today’s insurance underwriters.

Dave joins cyber specialists from Hyperwallet, CrowdStrike and Optiv for what should be a lively and interesting session. #NetCyberCon

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: Truly, the next best thing to being there

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about virtual reality and augmented reality. With a burst of new products, it’s a good time to understand these technologies, their commercial opportunities and potential risks. We’re excited to share our recent article on this topic authored by Tushar Nandwana, Risk Control Manager for OneBeacon Technology Insurance, that was recently published by Carrier Management.

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OneBeacon’s Luca and Paquet at the D&O ExecuSummit

The 12th Annual Directors and Officers Liability Insurance ExecuSummit is taking place this week in Uncasville, CT, and OneBeacon experts are there.

This ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for directors and officers liability insurance professionals. It offers those who are on the forefront of the D&O insurance industry insights to essential intelligence surrounding the intricacies of this product. Attendees will obtain a unique perspective and the ability to see patters and trends emerge.

OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ Chris Luca is a co-chair of the event, and will participate on a panel titled, “Developments in Private Investment Fund Coverage and Litigation.” OneBeacon Management Liability’s Stacy Paquet is part of a session titled, “Private Company D&O/EPL/Fiduciary Underwriting Issues and Claims.”

 

 

OneBeacon Technology: Buffalo I-Day

OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s East region team participated in the recent Buffalo (N.Y.) I-Day. This annual event is presented by the Insurance Club of Buffalo. With featured speakers, exhibit space and ample networking, this hallmark event showcases industry support of the upstate New York markets.

Pictured are (l to r) OneBeacon Technology’s Teodor Dhami, Roger Loftis and Geoff Capell.

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