Introducing Our Business Development Team

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!

Intact Financial Corporation reports Q2-2019 Results

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.”

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Extreme Heat Safety

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!

Accident & Health Sponsoring Health Rosetta Phoenix Wake-Up Call

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!

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Kansas City Pickleball

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!

Great Seeing You in Phoenix!

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.

2019 Scholarship Program

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!

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Celebrating the 4th Annual Insurance Careers Month

It’s February! And that means Insurance Careers Month has officially begun. This initiative aims to collaborate with the industry’s community to raise awareness and inspire young professionals to choose insurance as a career. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and how it’s a stable, rewarding and limitless career. We’ll be posting Insurance Careers content to our social media, so be sure to follow us!

Connect with us on LinkedIn and follow our OneBeacon Twitter accounts: @OneBeaconIns and @OneBeaconJobs (careers page). To learn more about this movement, visit their website and find out how you can get involved!

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Nelson Kefauver Joins OneBeacon as President of Management Liability Business

Nelson Kefauver has joined OneBeacon Insurance Group as President of our Management Liability business unit, reporting to Executive Vice President Paul Brehm. In his new role, Kefauver will lead a specialty underwriting team focused on providing management liability solutions targeting a broad range of not‐for‐profit organizations and private for‐profit companies throughout the U.S.

Read the full news release on onebeacon.com.