Accident & Health Attends Health Rosetta Summit: Relocalizing Health

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.

Crime Coverage Webinar Replay Available

Thank you to all who joined our “Crime Coverage 101” webinar last week, hosted by OneBeacon Management Liability’s Nelson Kefauver and Brian Lester. We hope you enjoyed the event.

If you were unable to join the live webinar, or would like to review the information again, please enjoy this replay.

For more information on crime coverage and other management liability products and services, visit onebeaconml.com.

Start the conversation

Our hearts are broken over last week’s events, which took place not far from our U.S. corporate offices. The frustration and anger that George Floyd’s death has sparked is sadly all too familiar. We encourage everyone to dig deep and use the passion of this moment to consider how we can help address racism. Our corporate values include behaving with integrity, fairness and kindness, and respecting the diversity of our community. We stand united with the black community and committed to living our values and helping make a difference where we live and work. Let’s start the conversations, consider and accelerate change, and not disappoint the memory of George Floyd.

IMU Welcomes Hickey and Kirkpatrick; Announces Nittolo’s retirement and Appoints Hellebush Product Line Officer

At OneBeacon, our people are our strongest asset, so we are always excited to welcome new talent and to offer our heartfelt thanks when long-time colleagues announce plans to step away from their roles. Today we have several such organizational announcements to share from our International Marine Underwriters (IMU) team.

Welcome Patrick Hickey and Beth Kirkpatrick
We are pleased to welcome Pat Hickey and Beth Kirkpatrick to the IMU team, both beginning June 1.

  • Pat brings us 20+ years of marine experience and will join IMU’s Michelle O’Donovan as a Cargo Product Line Officer, reporting to IMU President, Bob Gallagher. Michelle and Pat will jointly oversee Cargo business across North America. Additionally, Pat will contribute to ocean marine operations in Canada. Prior to joining IMU, Pat held varied marine leadership roles, most recently at Aspen Insurance and previously at Zurich, AIG and Great American.
  • Beth will join our North Pacific Regional team in Seattle as Assistant Manager, reporting to Regional President Dawn Dulay. In her new role, she will work with the regional staff on the production and underwriting of Hull, Liability, and Cargo risks. Beth has been exclusively focused on the marine market for 17 years, having previously worked at Crum &Forster, Marsh and AIG.

Please join us in welcoming both Pat and Beth to the IMU team!

Elizabeth Nittolo Retiring; Sam Hellebush Appointed Product Line Officer
After 11+ years with us, our friend and colleague Liz Nittolo will be retiring at the end of July. Over the years Liz has worked in various roles out of our New York City office, most recently as a Product Line Officer for Hull & Liability. She has also supported our marketing efforts and has been active in the marine insurance education community, frequently facilitating seminars and representing IMU at industry conferences. Thank you Liz for your many years of dedication, we wish you all the best in retirement!

Sam Hellebush will succeed Liz as Product Line Officer upon her departure, and will jointly oversee our Hull and Liability products with Bill Luce. Sam joined IMU in 2013 as a Marine Specialist and is also based out of New York City.  You can contact Sam at 212.440.6565 or shellebush@imu.com

Congratulations Liz and Sam!

Staying Connected during COVID-19- IMU and Technology

At OneBeacon, we continue to try and find creative methods to stay connected during this unprecedented time of social distancing and remote work.  Our International Marine Underwriters (IMU) and  Technology teams have both recently come up with unique ways to stay connected and bring a little fun to their days.

IMU FaceTimes
Ever since our company transitioned to remote work, IMU’s North Pacific Region has had regular conference calls.  Recently the team decided to upgrade those calls to  FaceTime.

“It’s  wonderful to see each other’s faces, and feel more connected than to just a phone speaker,” says IMU’s Lauren Dixon.

The team is also participating in a 30 day song challenge, where team members pick one song a day based on a unique daily category. Learning a bit more about everyone’s musical tastes and interests has brought some unique fun.

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Pictured from top to bottom: Sara Farren, Dawn Dulay, Leilani Sinkula, Candice Yi, Lauren Dixon

Technology Shows Their Work
The Technology team recently decided to put their own spin on a remote work stations selfie contest.  Participants were asked to take a selfie at their home “offices”– serious and/or silly. The winner, Pam Pearson, was chosen by a neutral judge (team member spouse) and received a prize in the mail.

OneBeacon’s Weinstein to Participate in COVID-19 Webinar- Wednesday, May 12

Jennifer Weinstein, Assistant Vice President, Management Liability Claims, will be a panelist on the upcoming May 12 Webinar entitled “Navigating the  Pitfalls and Challenges of COVID-19 and the Post-Quarantine Workplace.”

Moderated by Mercedes Colwin, Founding Partner, GRSM New York Office, the panel will focus on the changes that are expected in the work force as the country emerges from shelter in place ordinances, including measures that employers are expected to implement to safeguard employees. The panel will analyze the various screening measures and the attendant pitfalls of such actions. This panel will also discuss the claims on the horizon stemming from adverse employment actions taken in response to the economic shutdown.

In addition to Jennifer, other panelists include Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Michele Fenice, Vice President, Claim Leader, Chubb Insurance.

Join Jennifer on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:00 AM ET- register today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.