We’re Headed to PLUS D&O Today!

The 2018 PLUS D&O Symposium begins today in New York City. This event brings together industry thought leaders who will discuss the issues impacting the D&O insurance marketplace today, and what can be expected in the coming years. Members of the OneBeacon Management Liability team will be there, and look forward to the educational sessions, as well as connecting with colleagues. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Financial Services Attending the ABA Risk Management Forum This Week

The American Bankers Association (ABA) Insurance Risk Management Forum is taking place this week in Austin, TX. This conference is designed specifically for members of the financial services risk management community to help them better understand the challenges the banking industry faces, and how to meet those challenges head on.

OneBeacon Financial Services’ Craig Collins and Gary Tannenbaum are attending this week, and looking forward to the learning and networking opportunities. We hope to see you there!

2017 Cyber Claims Study

Wondering what the average cost of a breach incident was this year? Or which industry was the most affected by cyber events? We’re pleased to share the 2017 Cyber Claims Study authored by  NetDiligence.

The 2017 Cyber Claims Study is pivotal with extensive data-driven analysis distilled and modeled in three distinct measures: numbers of records, costs of breached, and per record costs. Notable in this year’s study, we have contrasted and compared datasets aggregated over the last four years.

The data graphics provided distinguish the rich and complex statistical material, successfully organizing a large collection of numbers and making comparisons between different parts of the data narrative.

In coming years, we will closely follow costs associated with exposures for companies that have a presence in the EU. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018. This regulation applies to all EU member countries and companies based in those countries and any non-EU companies that process the data of EU citizens. The maximum fines for lack of compliance could be enormous—up to 4% of overall turnover/revenues or €20M, whichever is greater.

To download this whitepaper and to review our technology and life science library of whitepapers, visit our website resource library.

Craig Collins Speaking at KBA Conference

This week, Financial Services’ President Craig Collins is headed to Wichita for the Kanas Bankers Association’s 2017 Economic Outlook & Risk Management Conference. He will lead a discussion about current claims and close calls that are being reported to insurers. In addition, several loss prevention strategies will be presented, and will include information on corporate account takeover, wire transfer fraud, social engineering and Ransomware. If you are headed to this conference, be sure to attend this session on Tuesday morning!

Financial Services’ President Craig Collins Speaking at Tennessee Bankers Members Meeting

The Tennessee Bankers Association (TBA) hosts a number of member meetings this time of year, providing a setting for the TBA chairman and staff to talk about the initiatives and goals of the association. These meetings also provide great opportunities for colleagues to network and reconnect. This week, Craig Collins will kick off the meeting in Memphis. His seminar will focus on current trends in bond, D&O and cyber insurance, and how these trends affect community banks.  We look forward to speaking to the TBA members this year!

 

Printing for Life

When 3D printing technology emerged, there was immediate excitement within the life science community, which quickly imagined the many possibilities. Fast forward to 2017 and 3D printing has expanded to “bioprinting,” or the practice of manufacturing tissue and organs with materials that incorporate viable living cells. This almost unbelievable technique has enabled practitioners to test advancements in the area of reconstructive surgery, transplantation and more.

We are pleased to announce our OneBeacon Technology group’s newest whitepaper, which addresses this topic. Titled “3D Bioprinting – Printing for Life” and co-authored by our technology risk control specialists Tushar Nandwana and Steve Morkovsky, this reference piece defines bioprinting, discusses various current technologies and emerging applications, along with the associated risks and exposures.

To access of our full inventory of technology-focused whitepapers, visit our website.

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Be Prepared: Fourth of July!

As many of us prepare to celebrate July 4th, barbecues, swimming and fireworks are likely highlights! But while Independence Day celebrations can provide great summer memories, they can also be the most dangerous. Accidents can and do happen. So as the fun-filled weekend approaches, make sure you’re prepared for some of the risks associated with the holiday. Here are a few tips from our friends at Insurance Information Institute:

  • July 4th is a popular vacation time and theft rates tend to increase as homes and businesses are left empty.  Be sure to ask a trusted neighbor, person or service to check on your home or business while you are away.
  • If you’re hosting a BBQ, make sure your grill is clean and located a safe distance away from your house.
  • Keep children and pets away from open flames or grills; call 911 for serious incidents.
  • If you’re around a pool, make sure young children are accompanied by an adult and that the proper protections are in place (e.g. fence).
  • Check your pool or party area for potential accident hazards such as glass, electronics, toys, etc.
  • Skip your own fireworks display and attend a local celebration.

Visit the I.I.I. website for more information and tips on grilling and pool safety.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

 

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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.