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OneBeacon Insurance Awards Sixteen College Scholarships

July 9, 2019

OneBeacon Insurance Group has recently awarded sixteen $2,000 college scholarships: eight to the children of OneBeacon employees and eight to children of the company’s distribution partners. Recipients were selected based on criteria such as academic performance, leadership roles and participation in school and community activities.

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3D Metal Printing: Driving the World of Manufacturing Forward

June 12, 2019

3D printing technology is probably one of the greatest inventions of our lifetime. Given its potential “to revolutionize the way we make almost everything,”1 it is developing rapidly. That evolution has repositioned this once prohibitively expensive resource as affordable, making it accessible to many, manufacturers and consumers alike. The immediate challenge that people new to 3D printing face is distinguishing between its different processes and materials. In fact, the term 3D printing is actually an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of 3D printing processes. This paper will focus on 3D metal printing.



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James Hamilton Joins OneBeacon Financial Institutions as Vice President

June 11, 2019

James Hamilton has joined OneBeacon Financial Institutions, a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, as Vice President overseeing regional operations, and contributing to the management of the company’s public bank and insurance company portfolio. Hamilton reports to Kevin Koehler, President of OneBeacon Financial Institutions.

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International Marine Underwriters Introduces Enhanced Ocean Cargo Coverage

May 22, 2019

International Marine Underwriters (IMU), a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, has introduced an enhanced Ocean Cargo policy designed to address the needs of an increasingly global ocean marine market and enable customers to easily review coverage details on a redesigned form.

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Intact Financial Corporation reports Q1-2019 Results

May 7, 2019


  • Net operating income per share of $0.73 was impacted by severe winter weather
  • Premiums grew 6%, driven by rate increases across our Canadian businesses in hardening market conditions, and strong new business growth in U.S. commercial
  • Combined ratio of 101.5% reflects the impact of elevated weather losses in Canada while underlying performance improved across the business; U.S. profitability improvement plans are on track with a combined ratio of 94.0%
  • Strong financial position with $1.4 billion of total capital margin and operating ROE of 11.9%
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OneBeacon’s Fitzgerald Named Chief Underwriting Officer for North American Entertainment Business

May 2, 2019

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (May 2, 2019) -- OneBeacon Insurance Group, a member of Intact Financial Corporation (TX: IFC), announced that Joe Fitzgerald has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of North American Entertainment, in addition to his current role as President of the U.S. Entertainment business.

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Published Articles

ATM Fraud Alert

May 1, 2019

As the use and sophistication of technology increases, it would stand to reason that it would be more difficult for fraudsters to gain access to bank accounts via ATMs. Unfortunately, crooks seem to be equally sophisticated and quickly outwit many safeguards soon after they are put in place. Here are some highlights and examples of ATM frauds that are unfolding across the country.

Read full article written by Financial Services' Craig Collins on page 5 of Kentucky Banker Magazine.

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Information Privacy and Ecurity Threats in Today's Drug and Alcohol Testing Labs

April 1, 2019

Cybercriminals will steal data any place they can find it, whether from a giant conglomerate or a small business.

Read full article co-authored by OneBeacon Healthcare's Patricia Hughes on page 18>>

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Preparing for the Department of Justice

March 21, 2019

According to the 2018 U.S. Attorney's Annual Statistical Report, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed more than 53,000 criminal cases that year. The majority of these filings are immigration, drug offense or violent crime cases, but there are a percentage of cases related to civil rights violations and discrimination.

Read full article written by Government Risks' Sarah Schmitz on page 7 of Public Risk Magazine.

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AM Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of OneBeacon U.S. Holdings, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries

March 8, 2019

AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A+ (Superior) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to “aa-” from “a+” of Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company (Atlantic Specialty) (New York, NY) and its subsidiaries (formerly known as OneBeacon Insurance Group).

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