October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, OneBeacon Technology is posting informative articles on the TechRisk Blog. Check out the first two articles on Smart Devices and Deepfake videos.
For more information about this initiative and this year’s theme, please visit the National Cybersecurity dedicated website.
Seattle partners! We appreciate your business and the relationship you have with OneBeacon. We hope you’ll join us at our Product Fair on Thursday, October 10. Stop by anytime from 11:30-2:30pm at Loulay located at 600 Union St, Seattle, WA. Join us for some lunch, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services from nine of our underwriting teams:
- Financial Services
- Inland Marine
- Management Liability
- Specialty Property
You can register for the event here. We hope to see you there!
Please join us in welcoming Marty Ogden and Phil Mershon to our new Business Development team led by Kevin Gallagher!
Marty, sitting in our San Francisco office, will take on the role of Business Development Director, focusing on opportunities in the Western region of the U.S. Phil, currently a member of our Entertainment business, will be stepping up to the role of Business Development Specialist. Congratulations to Marty and Phil, we look forward to your many contributions!
Charles Brindamour, Chief Executive Officer, said: “The fundamentals across all our businesses are strong. I was disappointed to see more activity than anticipated on older auto files which led us to prudently bolster reserves. At the same time our action plans in auto are working, driving an excellent underlying performance. Hard market conditions continue across the business allowing us to capture growth opportunities.”
Read full release>>
Parts of the U.S. are expecting extreme temperatures this weekend.
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by knowing how to prepare and respond to extreme heat. Check out FEMA’s infographic including tips on staying safe during these temperatures. Due to these conditions, there may be black out situations. If this should happen locate your local cooling center.
You can also visit their website for more tips and insights.
Stay cool and safe!
International Marine Underwriters (IMU), a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, has introduced an enhanced Ocean Cargo policy designed to address the needs of an increasingly global ocean marine market and enable customers to easily review coverage details on a redesigned form.
Read the full news release on onebeacon.com
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!
OneBeacon Inland Marine recently participated in and sponsored the IMA Foundation’s Kansas City Pickleball event. This year, the event raised $25,000, with proceeds going to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.
Inland Marine’s Lucas Hockenberry and Molly Miller competed in the tournament, finishing 3-3. We are proud to have participated in the event and especially to contribute to a worthy cause by being the Pickle Juice Sponsor!
Recently we had the pleasure of hosting producers in Phoenix, AZ for our second open house of the year. Eight of our businesses were on hand to discuss their products and services, while enjoying lite bites and drinks during a warm Phoenix evening at the Culinary Dropout. Underwriting teams from Entertainment, Environmental, Financial Services, Government Risks, International Marine Underwriters, Inland Marine, Management Liability and Technology were the hosts for the evening. These events provide great opportunity see colleagues and make new connections. Thanks to all who were able to join us – it was a pleasure to host you!
Enjoy some photos from the evening.
For the 16th consecutive year, we will be awarding 16 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year to high-school seniors funded through the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Eight of these $2,000 awards will be available to the children of the brokers, agencies and wholesalers doing business with OneBeacon. The remaining eight awards will be available to children of OneBeacon employees.
Applying is easy—simply complete the online application by April 16. If you have any questions, please contact our scholarship program administrator, Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in early June, and the awards will apply toward the 2019-2020 academic year. Best of luck to the Class of 2019!