OneBeacon’s Weinstein to Participate in COVID-19 Webinar- Wednesday, May 12

Jennifer Weinstein, Assistant Vice President, Management Liability Claims, will be a panelist on the upcoming May 12 Webinar entitled “Navigating the  Pitfalls and Challenges of COVID-19 and the Post-Quarantine Workplace.”

Moderated by Mercedes Colwin, Founding Partner, GRSM New York Office, the panel will focus on the changes that are expected in the work force as the country emerges from shelter in place ordinances, including measures that employers are expected to implement to safeguard employees. The panel will analyze the various screening measures and the attendant pitfalls of such actions. This panel will also discuss the claims on the horizon stemming from adverse employment actions taken in response to the economic shutdown.

In addition to Jennifer, other panelists include Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Michele Fenice, Vice President, Claim Leader, Chubb Insurance.

Join Jennifer on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:00 AM ET- register today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Resources

As today’s environment continues to rapidly evolve, we are all focused on maintaining service levels and remaining aware of COVID-19’s impact on our customers. Given the latest federal social distancing guidelines, all of us at OneBeacon will continue working from home at least through April. In the meantime, below are several resources we thought you may find helpful.

General COVID-19 Resources
Health & Safety Institute: this dedicated COVID-19 “digital toolbox” offers access to curated content from WHO, OSHA, the CDC and other trusted sources. Materials include videos, podcasts, training courses and other relevant tools.

Industry Voices
American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) offers COVID-19 related rules, regulations and insurance department communications.

Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB) content highlighting COVID-19’s impact on the commercial insurance industry.

Insurance Information Institute’s (I.I.I.) recent NAIC presentation addressing COVID-19’s impact on our industry.

Working from home Materials:

  • OSHA tips for productivity and wellness.
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) long-time early literacy partnership with the Sesame Workshop offers “Every day is a reading and writing day” resource for employees or customers who are working from home while also caring for young children.

Cyber Awareness
Cyber criminals understand vulnerability and are using the public’s preoccupation with COVID-19 for targeted cybercrimes. Our recent blog post offers several precautionary tips.

Update & Questions
We will continue to provide updates as necessary. We particularly appreciate your business and friendship during these challenging times. Be well.

COVID-19: Cyber Attacks Increasing

In  uncertain or chaotic times, the last thing many of us think about is Cyber security. Cyber criminals take advantage of our distraction and target the public with cyber crimes. Currently, there several types of new attacks that have been discovered leveraging the public’s concern generated by COVID-19. So as you are surfing the web for information or trying to adjust to a remote work situation, please be sure to practice extra cyber security vigilance.
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Specialty Health Hits the Beach!

Our Specialty Health division of our Accident & Health team recently met in Sanibel Island, FL for their annual underwriting meeting. They took a look at their 2019 accomplishments, and discussed 2020 planning and goals. The meeting included presentations from underwriting, claims and sales, as well as clinical consultants. The group engaged in discussions around industry trends in medical and prescription therapies, and other topics. Following the meetings, the group enjoyed some sun and sand in Sanibel.

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OneBeacon Celebrates 5th Annual Insurance Careers Month

It’s February and that means #InsuranceCareersMonth has officially begun! This initiative aims to inspire young professionals to choose a career in insurance. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and how it’s a rewarding career filled with opportunity. We’ll be posting Insurance Careers content to our social media, so be sure to follow our OneBeacon Twitter accounts: @OneBeaconIns and @OneBeaconJobs (careers page).

To learn more about this movement, visit their website and find out how you can get involved!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, OneBeacon Technology is posting informative articles on the TechRisk Blog. Check out the first two articles on Smart Devices and Deepfake videos.

For more information about this initiative and this year’s theme, please visit the National Cybersecurity dedicated website.

 

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Your D&O Risks Covered: OneBeacon Financial Services Introduces Enhanced Management and Professional Liability Policy

OneBeacon Financial Services has introduced an enhanced Management and Professional Liability policy designed to further address the needs of the financial services industry, and its directors, officers, employees and banks. Coverages include: directors, officers and financial institution liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, lender liability, bankers professional liability and trust errors & omissions.

What’s new for this policy?

  • Non-cancelable for all three years
  • Built in added protection for individuals
  • Additional benefits to enhance your coverage

Why choose us?

  • Competitive pricing and proactive claims handling
  • Rated A+ (superior) by A.M. Best

Want to learn more? Check out MPL’s coverage details for more information or contact Craig Collins at ccollins@onebeacon.com.

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Accident & Health Sponsoring Health Rosetta Phoenix Wake-Up Call

OneBeacon Accident & Health has been pleased to sponsor two recent Health Rosetta events this year and will continue on the Wake up “roadshow” next week by supporting another! On Wednesday, May 29 we’ll be sponsoring and exhibiting at the Health Rosetta Phoenix Wake-Up Call:  Ending the Collateral Damage.

This one day conference will bring together local Phoenix employers, healthcare experts, public officials and business and civic leaders to discuss dysfunction in the healthcare system- both in rising premiums and the country’s opioid crisis.

Julie Bobak and Christy Vago will be attending the event, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Kansas City Pickleball

OneBeacon Inland Marine recently participated in and sponsored the IMA Foundation’s Kansas City Pickleball event. This year, the event raised $25,000, with proceeds going to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City.

Inland Marine’s Lucas Hockenberry and Molly Miller competed in the tournament, finishing 3-3. We are proud to have participated in the event and especially to contribute to a worthy cause by being the Pickle Juice Sponsor!

Accident & Health Sponsoring Event in Tampa

OneBeacon Accident & Health is proud to sponsor the Health Rosetta Tampa Wake Up Call: Demystifying Healthcare Costs. This event, taking place on April 23, is a one-day conference where OneBeacon and other benefits experts help demystify healthcare costs – for both employers and their workforce. Julie Bobak and Christy Vago will be there! If you’re looking to contain costs, gain transparency and retain employees, please join Julie and Christy in Tampa on April 23.