Here’s how self-driving cars are already impacting cities and towns

This aptly named article, authored by OneBeacon Government Risks’ Kenny Smith, highlights some of the unique considerations cities and towns should be taking into account now regarding the autonomous vehicles that will be on the roads in our communities in the future.  Read the article here , which was published on PropertyCasualty360.com.

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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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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Government Risks’ Sarah Schmitz to Present at CLM Conference

OneBeacon Government Risks’ Claims Examiner Sarah Schmitz will present on Thursday, April 7 at the 2016 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) annual conference. Her session will take place at 11:30 a.m. ET and focus on municipal law and medical marijuana in the workplace. Find out more about this three-day, Orlando-based event by visiting Government Risks’ In the Know blog>>

Virtual & Augmented Reality: Ready or Not, It’s Here!

In the technology industry, we’re always on the lookout for the next new thing. From social media to gaming to life science, we can always be assured of emerging opportunities to improve our business and personal experiences. On the near-term horizon is the more prevalent use of virtual reality and augmented reality devices for both commercial and leisure activities. “Virtual and Augmented Reality: The Next Major Computing and Communication Platform” authored by OneBeacon Technology Risk Control Specialist Tushar Nandwana is the subject of our latest whitepaper. The whitepaper defines the technology, discusses the brands currently – or shortly – offering VR/AR devices and describes their varied applications. As well, it discusses the risks associated with VR and AR, including inherent limitations and concerns.

To access our complete technology whitepapers library, visit our website.

Lifting the Haze on Medical Marijuana Use

While there are currently 23 states that have legalized medical marijuana use, laws regarding employment practices and general policies vary in each state. Additionally, marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, further putting a disadvantage on cardholders for protection in the workplace.

Reefer Madness: Medical Marijuana in the Public Sector Workplace is a recent article co-written by OneBeacon Government Risks Claims Examiner Sarah Schmitz. Published in the Winter 2016 edition of Litigation Management, the article outlines the various statutes and laws in certain states, and steps that public sector employers and employees can take to educate themselves on medical marijuana use, possession and storage.

Please take a moment to read the entire article and share the link with others that may be interested in this topic.

 

Click for a Diagnosis: The Emergence of Telemedicine

One of the more exciting opportunities afforded by technology is expanded access to medical expertise. Whether to serve those who live in remote areas or to engage far-flung specialists for second opinions, the advances of medical field are becoming increasingly available through this technology.

Telemedicine: Connecting the Healthcare Continuum” is the subject of our latest whitepaper authored by OneBeacon Technology Risk Control Specialist Norine McVann. The whitepaper defines telemedicine, outlines its current features/services delivered and its emerging usage. It also discusses telemedicine’s drawbacks and exposures.

We invite you to download this whitepaper and share it with those who may be interested in the subject matter. To browse our entire inventory of technology-focused whitepapers, visit our online library. Thanks for your interest!

Mobile & Personal Cloud Computing

Understanding how to best manage the inherent risks associated with “Mobile and Personal Cloud Computing” is the subject of our newest whitepaper authored by OneBeacon Technology Insurance risk control specialist Edgar Germer. In this paper, mobile cloud computing (“MCC”) is defined, including the various provider service models. As well, MCC security and how to win the “battle of the breaches” are discussed.

We invite you to view our complete library of over 20 technology-focused whitepapers on our dedicated technology insurance website: onebeacontech.com.

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