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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Specialty Property Meets in Vegas

Our Specialty Property team recently all met in Las Vegas, NV for their annual underwriting meeting to discuss 2019 accomplishments, and 2020 planning. The meeting included presentations from regional underwriting teams and key business partners, while also engaging in discussions around industry trends. Following the meetings, the group enjoyed dinner out on the town, and hit the links at Topgolf!

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Financial Services Meets in Music City

OneBeacon Financial Services recently held their annual all-team meeting down in Nashville, Tennessee to look at the year ahead, and reflect on their 2019 accomplishments. The two-day meeting included presentations from the specialty and P&C underwriting teams, in addition to hearing from key business partners. It was also a great forum for open discussion around industry trends and new business ideas.

Not only did they say goodbye 2019, but they bid farewell to a long-time colleague and friend, Keith Fruechte. To celebrate his retirement, the team made their way to downtown Nashville for dinner, and caught a show at the historic Grand Ole Opry, where country artists such as Rascal Flatts performed. It’s not a goodbye, but a see you later and best of luck to Keith!

Kicking Off the School Year with OneBeacon Career Fairs!

School is back in session, and OneBeacon is attending career fairs! Although it’s only the beginning of the academic year, it’s never too early to begin recruiting summer interns.

We recently participated in two Minnesota fairs at the University of St. Thomas (UST) and the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management in search of our 2020 summer Accounting and Finance and Internal Audit intern candidates. Members of OneBeacon included Greg Schaeffer, Connor Loewen and Laura Johnson from Finance, as well as Naomi Dearing from HR who attended UST, while Seng Xiong, Erik Kuch and Mike Kuhnly attended the Carlson fair.

We always look forward to meeting the students and sharing what OneBeacon is all about. We can’t wait to see who joins our team!

Check out a few photos from the event!

Introducing Our Business Development Team

Please join us in welcoming Marty Ogden and Phil Mershon to our new Business Development team led by Kevin Gallagher!

Marty, sitting in our San Francisco office, will take on the role of Business Development Director, focusing on opportunities in the Western region of the U.S. Phil, currently a member of our Entertainment business, will be stepping up to the role of Business Development Specialist. Congratulations to Marty and Phil, we look forward to your many contributions!

2019 Scholarship Program

For the 16th consecutive year, we will be awarding 16 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year to high-school seniors funded through the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Eight of these $2,000 awards will be available to the children of the brokers, agencies and wholesalers doing business with OneBeacon. The remaining eight awards will be available to children of OneBeacon employees.

Applying is easy—simply complete the online application by April 16. If you have any questions, please contact our scholarship program administrator, Scholarship Management Services at 507.931.1682.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in early June, and the awards will apply toward the 2019-2020 academic year. Best of luck to the Class of 2019!

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Celebrating the 4th Annual Insurance Careers Month

It’s February! And that means Insurance Careers Month has officially begun. This initiative aims to collaborate with the industry’s community to raise awareness and inspire young professionals to choose insurance as a career. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and how it’s a stable, rewarding and limitless career. We’ll be posting Insurance Careers content to our social media, so be sure to follow us!

Connect with us on LinkedIn and 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!

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Charles Brindamour on Glassdoor’s annual list of favorite Canadian CEOs

Glassdoor, a popular recruiting and employer review website, recently announced its annual top 25 most liked CEOs in Canada.  We’re pleased to say that Charles Brindamour, CEO of Intact, was named on the list.

According to the website, the list is compiled through a proprietary algorithm that generates an “approval rating.” Employee reviews and ratings factor into the overall approval percentage. Charles received an approval rating of 91 percent.

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Celebrating Insurance Careers Month

It’s February! And that means Insurance Careers Month has officially begun. This initiative aims to collaborate with the industry’s community to raise awareness and inspire young professionals to choose insurance as a career. All month long, we’ll be sharing our experiences working in the insurance industry, and posting Insurance Careers content to our social media.

Be sure to connect with us on LinkedIn and follow our OneBeacon Twitter accounts: @OneBeaconIns, @OneBeaconJobs (careers page) and @OneBeaconGov (OneBeacon Government Risks).

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