Congratulations to Dana Tufts and the A.W.G. Dewar team on NBOA Award!

NBOA_LogoA.W.G. Dewar’s Chairman, Dana Tufts, recently received an award from the National Business Officers Association for Outstanding Support of Independent Schools. This award is given to individuals who have generously supported independent schools and their business officers. Dana quickly noted that the recognition was truly a team effort and that he accepted on behalf of the entire Dewar team. By receiving this award, it shows that the Dewar team has done an exceptional job developing strong relationships with their clients in the independent school industry.

Dana and his team are proud to accept this award, as Dewar has been a supporter of NBOA since its inception. Congratulations!

Click here for full article on Dewar’s achievement.

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!

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!

Managing the Risk Before a False Claims Act Claim is Made Against You

The False Claim Act (FCA) is the primary means to fight fraud perpetrated against the government. The FCA imposes civil and criminal liability for knowingly making a false or fraudulent claim to the United States for money or property; or to avoid an obligation to pay money (reverse false claim). 31 U.S.C. §§ 3279-3733.

FCA claims have been on the rise as the government, in collaboration with other governmental agencies, continues to crack down on fraud, waste and abuse in order to protect valuable taxpayers’ dollars. Thus, the key is to be proactive in managing the risk before an FCA claim is made against you.

Continue reading this OneBeacon Management Liability article featured on PropertyCasualty360.com and authored by Claims’ Katherine Tower.

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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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.

Government Risks Exhibiting at Missouri Small Agency Conference