Northeast Offices Closed February 9

Due to a winter storm expected to hit the Northeast on Thursday, several OneBeacon offices will be closed on  February 9 including:

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

Those 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 Friday, February 10.

Financial Services and Financial Institutions Teams Attending ABA Form

Our Financial Services and Financial Institutions teams are in San Diego, CA this week for the annual American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Insurance Risk Management Forum. This conference is designed specifically to address risk management challenges facing the financial services industry.

If you are attending the event, we invite you to visit with OneBeacon Financial Services’ President Craig Collins and Vice President Gary Tannenbaum, or OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ President Kevin Koehler and Underwriting Manager Carly Mayer. We hope to see you there!

Financial Services Exhibiting at Texas Bankers Convention

A team from OneBeacon Financial Services is attending the Texas Bankers Association Annual Convention & Exposition from Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6. The event will be held at the Gaylord Texas Resort in Grapevine, Texas. If you’re headed to the convention, please say hello to Financial Services’ Assistant Vice Presidents Lisa Phillips and Keith Fruechte. They will be exhibiting at booth #417 along with members of the Texas Bankers Insurance Agency. For more on the event, please visit Texas Bankers’ event site.

Have a Policy in Place for April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, an ideal time to remind employees about the risks involved with shifting your focus behind the wheel. From texting to inputting directions on a GPS, the temptation to multitask while driving is all around us. And when we lose our focus, even momentarily, it is difficult to operate a vehicle safely, reasonably and responsibly.

If an employee is involved in an accident while distracted, the employer may be held liable for injuries or damages. The good news is that distracted driving is preventable. This article by OneBeacon Financial Services President Craig Collins outlines preventative measures and policies employers can implement to help protect their company, its employees and everyone else on the road.

Financial Services Exhibiting at the ICBA National Convention

OneBeacon Financial Services’ Gary Tannenbaum and Barbara Winsor are excited to meet with members of the banking community at the 2016 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) National Convention. Our Financial Services team will be exhibiting at booth #609 from March 6-7.

ICBA’s five-day “Community Banking LIVE” event begins on Sunday, March 6 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference will cover topics such as bank performance, interest rate risk, regulation and much more. Learn more about the event>>

Financial Services to Attend ABA National Conference Feb. 14-17

Members of our Financial Services group will be in attendance at the American Bankers Association (ABA) National Conference for Community Bankers. The event is being held at the JW Marriott Resort in Palm Desert, California from February 14-17.

Financial Services’ Craig Collins, Tammy Placzek and Becky Riekofski will join community banking CEOs and executives at the event. Session topics include interest rate risk, cybersecurity, non-interest income, industry issues and trends, legislative and regulatory updates, and management strategies.

To learn more, visit ABA’s event website.

Financial Services Team to Attend ABA Forum

Our Financial Services team will attend the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Insurance Risk Management Forum in Naples, Fla. from January 24-27. The conference will focus on innovative risk management solutions and strategies for the financial industry.

If you’re attending the event, we invite you to visit with OneBeacon Financial Services’ President Craig Collins and Vice President Gary Tannenbaum. We hope to see you there!

OneBeacon Welcomes John Iannotti as President of Professional Liability

We are very pleased to announce that John Iannotti has joined OneBeacon as President of Professional Liability reporting to Dennis Crosby. In this new role, he will oversee OneBeacon Design Professionals, OneBeacon Financial Services and OneBeacon Management Liability, with Bruce Demeter, Craig Collins and Stacy Paquet, who lead those businesses, as direct reports.

John brings nearly 25 years of specialty insurance experience, including 20 years focused on management and professional liability business. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President at Everest National, where he oversaw professional liability since 2009. Previously he spent 15 years in roles of increasing responsibility at American International Group and he began his career in private legal practice.

Read full news release>>

Financial Services Team Bound for IBA Convention

cropped-front_logo7OneBeacon Financial Services’ Tammy Placzek and Jaime Leuer will be in Des Moines, Iowa from Sept. 20-22 attending the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) Annual Convention. Now in its 129th year, the IBA Convention brings together members of the Iowa banking community to engage in networking opportunities and educational sessions.

The theme of this year’s convention highlights the “Real Iowa Bankers” who are committed to bettering the community, helping citizens meet financial goals and investing in businesses. Featured speakers at the two-day event include Charlie Cook, Publisher and Editor of the Cook Political Report, John Ikard, CEO of FirstBank Holding Company, Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech University.

Find out more by visiting the IBA’s dedicated event site>>

OneBeacon’s Craig Collins to Present on Cyber Liability: May 5

OneBeacon Financial Services’ President Craig Collins will present at the Bank Holding Company Association’s spring seminar on Tuesday, May 5. Providing information and networking opportunities for members of bank holding companies, the two-day seminar will take place at the Minneapolis Marriott Hotel in Bloomington, Minn.

Collins seminar, titled “Cyber-liability – How to mitigate the risk,” will take place at 10:50 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. For more information, please visit http://thebhca.org/Spring-Seminar-Agenda.