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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TechAssure Selects OneBeacon as Technology Insurance Partner

We’re excited to announce that TechAssure has selected OneBeacon as its technology insurance partner. TechAssure is a leading association of independent insurance agents/brokers who specialize in managing technology risks. Through this partnership, TechAssure member companies can access OneBeacon Technology’s capabilities and resources that are similarly tailored for technology businesses. Read full news release here

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Celebrating Women in Insurance

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate women’s contributions to society as well as to our industry. From underwriters to senior executives, a wide range of occupations within the insurance industry are held by women. According to the Insurance Information Institute, women accounted for nearly 60% of our industry’s workforce last year. We caught up with a few OneBeacon women who shared their experience working in insurance.

OneBeacon Accident Group President Lori Cernera says the industry has given her ample room to use her skills and foster collaborative teams. “I don’t identify as a woman in the insurance industry,” says Lori, “but rather as an insurance professional who has had the opportunity to stimulate career growth for my teammates and colleagues. It’s been a blast!”

Actuarial’s Holly High, a Predictive Modeling Specialist, says she is thankful to be a part of an industry that offers fantastic opportunities for women. “The industry has allowed me to utilize my skills and background to grow both personally and professionally,” added Holly.

Brenda Craig, who oversees OneBeacon Healthcare’s Medical Facilities & Senior Living Organization divisions, says her favorite part about working in insurance is introducing young people to the industry and watching them enjoy rewarding careers.

Though Women’s History Month is coming to a close, we are grateful year-round for women’s contributions – and commitment – to our industry!

Know a woman in insurance who’s inspired your career? Add your comments here.

Government Risks Exhibiting at Missouri Small Agency Conference