OneBeacon Heads to PLUS

Our Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Healthcare and Management Liability teams have arrived in San Diego for the 2018 PLUS conference taking place from November 7-9. In addition to catching up with colleagues and the learning opportunities offered at the conference, we’re excited to host our producer partners on November 7at The Harbor House. We look forward to seeing you!

OneBeacon Healthcare Group Hits the Green for a Good Cause

This past week, OneBeacon Healthcare Group was excited to be a hole sponsor at the “2018 Hartford Chapter Golf Tournament Benefiting the PLUS Foundation.” The PLUS Foundation is a separate nonprofit organization that serves the membership of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). The Foundation sponsors a variety of charitable programs that give individuals and companies the opportunity to make a difference. The golf tournament, which also provides some friendly competition and networking opportunities, is just one example of fundraising efforts. At the conclusion of the tournament, donations were made benefitting several local charities.

Check out a photo of the OneBeacon Healthcare Group foursome.

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Pictured left to right: Mark Schmiege, AmWINS Brokerage of New England; Daniel Burns, OneBeacon Healthcare Goup Managed Care Underwriter; Kevin Albano, AmWINS Brokerage of New England; and Janet Marshall-Tate, Willis NA FINEX  

 

Claims Team Members Are at the E&O Insurance ExecuSummit This Week!

This week, claims representatives from two OneBeacon businesses are part of panel discussions at the 12th Annual E&O Insurance ExecuSummit taking place in Uncasville, CT.

Later today, Clyde Haig of OneBeacon Healthcare Group will participate on a panel titled, “The Weird, Wacky and Wonderful: Special Problems in E&O Claim Settlements.” This panel will focus on issues that can arise during claim settlements such as such as consent to settlement issues, problems unique to mediations, direct negotiations between plaintiff and the adjuster, drop down agreements and more.

Then on Tuesday, Financial Institutions’ Marty Coomber will join a panel discussion titled, “Claims and Defense Strategies for Handling Insurance Agents and Brokers E&O Litigation Issues Relating to Standard of Care, Twisting/Churning and Replacement of Policies.” The presentation will focus on what these terms mean, how regulations may vary by state and managing relationships during contentious times.

The E&O ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for E&O professionals to provoke strategic thinking, open new channels of information and provide opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with industry colleagues.

See You in Chicago! OneBeacon Hosting Open House on June 13!

Chicago partners! We appreciate your business and the relationship you have with us. We hope you’ll join us at our open house on Wednesday, June 13 from 3-6pm at the Rooftop at Parlor Pizza Bar located on 108 North Green Street in Chicago.

Enjoy appetizers, cocktails and the opportunity to connect with colleagues and make new contacts. Meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Government Risks
  • Inland Marine
  • Healthcare
  • Management Liability
  • Technology

Register today! We look forward to seeing you on the 13th!

Healthcare Group is Attending This Week’s DATIA Conference

The Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue, SVP and Medical Facilities Division Leader, is in New Orleans this week for the annual Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) Conference. This conference provides a great forum to hear about the latest information on regulatory affairs, ethics, safety and the business practices critical to the success of these types of organizations. If you’re headed there this week, the latest issue DATIA Focus magazine will be available, which features the article titled, “Enterprise Risk Management Strategies for Drug and Alcohol Testing Organizations” written by Patricia Hughes, SVP of Healthcare Risk Management.

OneBeacon Healthcare Group Exhibiting at Regional Risk Management Event

OneBeacon Healthcare Group is excited to exhibit this week at the 28th Annual New England Regional Healthcare Risk Management Conference hosted by the Northern New England Society for Healthcare Risk Management (NNESHRM).  In addition to the educational and networking opportunities available, this conference brings together healthcare risk managers, insurance professionals, attorneys and others in the medical field to talk about emerging issues in healthcare and ways to minimize their potential liability.

OneBeacon Healthcare Group Heads to the Crittenden Conference

Patty Hughes, Carolyn Toomey and Deb Yahne of OneBeacon Healthcare Group are headed to the 2018 Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference. Taking place from April 8-10 in San Diego, this conference provides educational and networking opportunities for insurance professionals. The Healthcare team looks forward to connecting with colleagues, hearing about industry trends and talking about recent enhancements to its suite of products. Hope to see you there!

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Members of OneBeacon Healthcare Group visit with colleagues from Gen Re at the Crittenden Medical Conference in San Diego.

The Healthcare Group is Off to Chicago for PLUS!

The 2018 PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium is taking place in Chicago this week, bringing hundreds of industry practitioners to one place to network and connect. OneBeacon Healthcare Group is pleased to be a silver sponsor for this year’s conference. Our team members look forward to meeting with brokers and connecting with colleagues to talk about our enhanced Physician Group product, as well as updates to the Managed Care and Medical Facilities products. We look forward to seeing you there!

We’re Busy at the CLM Conference This Week

The annual CLM Conference is the premier event for those in the claims and litigation management industry. This year, attendees from Government Risks, Healthcare Group and Management Liability are representing OneBeacon as panelist presenters at the conference in Houston, TX.

Daniele Freaner, who is part of OneBeacon Healthcare Group claims, is part of a presentation titled, “Danger Zone: Healthcare Liabilities Associated with Natural Disasters.” This session will identify the liability risks faced by healthcare providers or entities that can arise in natural disaster emergency situations, discuss ways to minimize those risks and provide possible defenses.

In the session titled, “A Higher Education for All: Title IX, Title VII and the New Administration,” Management Liability claim’s Jennifer Weinstein will be part of a panel that will discuss the new Title IV regulations and guidelines issued by the current administration, the evolving case law in this area, the conflicts with other sexual assault and discrimination laws and the impact on claims and their resolution. The session also will discuss what underwriters should watch for in light of the recent changes.

Government Risks’ Sarah Schmitz will participate in the session titled, “The Crossroads of Coverage, Liability and Sovereign Immunity.” Policies issued to governmental entities often state that the purchase of the policy is not a waiver of the entities’ sovereign immunity. Speakers will discuss what happens when plaintiffs challenge whether such language in the policy preserves the sovereign immunity, how courts have handled those challenges and practical tips for how to handle such situations.

OneBeacon looks forward to participating in these sessions, as well as the additional educational and networking opportunities at this conference!

 

OneBeacon’s Jennifer Weinstein Speaking at PLUS Conference

This year’s PLUS International Conference is taking place in Atlanta, GA from November 1-3, and team members from several OneBeacon businesses are looking forward to the networking opportunities and educational sessions taking place during the conference.

Jennifer Weinstein, Assistant Vice President Management Liability Claims, will participate in one of these sessions titled, “WARNING – The Internet May Be Hazardous to Employees!” This panel discussion will focus on how employers must be prepared to prevent and/or address a wide range of workplace issues arising out of the internet and social media – whether there are potential safety issues that happen in the workplace or concerns about privacy and employers using social media to find out more about employees or potential employees. The panel will address policies and procedures employers can institute to mitigate some of those exposures.

Stop by to hear the discussion on November 2!