OneBeacon Healthcare Group Announces Enhanced Professional Liability for Physician Groups

OneBeacon Healthcare Group is excited to announce that our enhanced Physician Group coverage form is now available. Physician groups have undergone unprecedented changes over the past several years. OneBeacon is prepared for these changes by offering up-to-date coverages and an expanded appetite.

  • Can consider physician group accounts with a minimum premium of $50,000
  • Multi-specialty and multi-state risks are eligible for coverage
  • Per physician limits with a separate limit for the entity
  • Consent to settle with the first named insured
  • Coverage available for certain legal defense proceedings, HIPAA proceedings, and regulatory billing errors proceedings
  • And more

To learn more about the enhanced coverage for physician groups, please visit onebeaconhc.com.

 

Sarah Logue and Linda McSmith Speaking at ASCA 2017

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Sarah Logue and Linda McSmith are speaking at the 2017 Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) conference in Washington D.C. this week.

Their session, “Protect Your ASC by Evaluating Its Insurance Coverages,” outlines key objectives and strategies to help evaluate current insurance coverages and considerations for the next insurance renewal season. Each insurance policy or coverage option that is signed offers an opportunity to protect a facility’s assets. Reconsider the way risks are looked at and treated in an ASC.

Thursday’s presentation will help demonstrate strategies for leaders to implement that may affect the way they look at and treat risks in their organization.

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Patty Hughes Speaking at Local ASHRM Chapter Event

Senior Vice President and Risk Manager Patty Hughes is participating today on a panel titled, “Risk Managing Midwifery Practices,” at the New England Regional Healthcare Risk Management Conference in Mystic, CT.

The practice of Midwifery is thousands of years old and still evolving. In the U.S. there are Licensed Midwives, Certified Nurse Midwives, Certified Midwives, Certified Professional Midwives, Direct Entry Midwives and Traditional Midwives. According to the Midwives Alliance of North America, slightly more than 10% of births in the U.S. are attended by midwives. Midwives may practice in private homes, clinics, birth centers, and hospitals, and in addition to maternity care they provide primary women’s health care. The panel will examine the growing use of midwifery practices, the risk associated with them and potential strategies to mitigate risks.

Patty is also exhibiting at the conference, so be sure to stop by to say hello!

Atlanta, Georgia You’re Invited: OneBeacon Product Fair, May 9

Atlanta partners! We are hosting a OneBeacon Product Fair on May 9, at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant at the Perimeter Mall.

Join us for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services and to meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

  • International Marine Underwriters
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Government Risks
  • Healthcare
  • Management Liability
  • Specialty Property
  • Surety
  • Technology

We look forward to seeing you there. Register today!

OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s Hughes Speaking at PLUS Medical

OneBeacon Healthcare Group is headed to Chicago this week to attend the annual PLUS Medical PL Symposium. We look forward to seeing you there!

On Wednesday morning Patricia Hughes, Senior Vice President of Risk Management, will participate on a panel titled, “Bitter Pill to Swallow: The Painful Liability Exposures Presented by Opioids.” This panel will examine how opioid use is a national crisis in the United States with multidimensional implications for healthcare providers, employers, law enforcement, patients and families. A $17.6 million dollar verdict against a physician and his employer spelled out how expensive this emerging exposure is becoming. The panel will explore the issues involved and solutions needed to be better equipped to address this ominous trend in medical professional liability.

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.

Why OneBeacon? Healthcare’s Hannah Schleker Weighs In

Why OneBeacon? “It’s a small company with a great community feel,” says OneBeacon Healthcare Underwriter Hannah Schleker. Watch the short clip to hear Hannah share what makes OneBeacon a special place to work.

For more employee insight on our culture and workplace, stay tuned for additional clips in the coming weeks! And for current job opportunities, please visit our Career Center.

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.

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.

OneBeacon Healthcare Group Announces Enhanced Liability Coverages for Federally-Qualified Community Health Centers

We are pleased to announce a new Federally Qualified Community Health Clinics and Providers policy, which provides additional protection for potential gaps in the coverage afforded to community health centers and providers under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Product features include:

  • Claims made or occurrence professional liability coverage;
  • A broad definition of covered contracts and of professional services including activities while acting as a Navigator, Certified Application Counselor or In-Person Assister in the health insurance marketplace
  • Privacy breach event coverage
  • An enhanced coverage structure for certain employed medical practitioners

The product is exclusively available through its managing general underwriter Sobel Affiliates, a Brown & Brown company. Agents and brokers interested in additional information regarding the product should contact Alan Labadorf at alabadorf@sobelins.com.

Additionally, you may contact Brenda Craig – OneBeacon Healthcare Group at 781.332.7545.