Intact Specialty sponsors IICF’s ‘Corks for a Cause’

The Charitable Trust, on behalf of Intact Insurance Technology, contributed to the “Corks for a Cause” initiative by the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.

IICF’s Washington Chapter raised more than $24,500 through various supporters, by hosting a virtual guided event on wine making, variety and geography of wine.

The IICF serves as the philanthropic foundation for the insurance industry by providing grants, volunteer service and leadership.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of OneBeacon

OneBeacon Insurance Group is seeking students to join our 2021 Summer Internship Program!

On Friday, October 2, we will virtually attend the career fair at the Carlson School of Management where we’ll be on the lookout for students interested in the Finance or Corporate Internal Audit internship.

On October 15, we will attend the fair at Wentworth Institute of Technology for students who want to join our IT Internship.

Be sure to drop by our booth for a chance to be selected!

September is National Preparedness Month

Record-setting storms and wildfires occurring in some states recently, shed light on the fact that severe weather can happen anytime, and anywhere in the country.

Taking this into account, National Preparedness Month – observed each September – encourages Americans to take steps to be prepared for disasters in their homes, places of work, schools and communities.


Know your alerts

You may be familiar with alerts you receive on your cellphone when there is inclement weather in your location. These automatic alerts are organized by FEMA using the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

IPAWS is a national system for local alerting that provides emergency and life-saving information to the public. Types of alerts include:

  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are notifications sent to cellphones and mobile devices that look like text messages. These messages are free to receive and are not they affected by network congestion. Types of messages include – Presidential, AMBER, and Imminent Threat.
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system used by alerting authorities to send warnings to broadcasters, satellite digital audio services, direct broadcast satellite providers, cable TV and wireless cable systems. The President has sole responsibility for determining when the EAS will be activated.

Many jurisdictions have opt-in public alert and warning systems. An opt-in system means you must sign up to receive the alert. This will allow officials in your area to send you a text or email about local emergencies. To find out what alerts are available in your area, do an internet search of your town, city or county name with the word “alerts”. You can also go to the website of your local emergency management or public safety office.

Make a plan

  1. How will you receive emergency alerts and warnings?
  2. What is your shelter plan?
  3. What is your evacuation route?
  4. What is your family household communication plan?
  5. Do you need to update your emergency preparedness kit?
  6. Check with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and update your emergency plans due to Coronavirus

Build a kit

There are times in a disaster when significant damage is caused, leaving you without accessible food or water. Having a disaster kit will help you survive until local authorities can provide aid or get services functioning again. Aside from food and water, there are many other essential household items you might want to consider keeping in your Basic Disaster Supplies Kit.

Be aware

A disaster is an event that causes disruption to daily living. Take your location into consideration and think of possible disasters that you may encounter and make a plan. Disasters include but are not limited to the following:

•             Blizzard
•             Tsunami
•            Earthquake
•             Civil Unrest
•             Fire
•             Hazardous material spills
•             Flood
•             Power Failure
•             Heat Wave         
•             Tornado              
•             Hurricane           
•             Landslide 

OneBeacon to attend career fairs in Minnesota colleges

Are you an accounting, finance or actuarial college student in the Minneapolis area? If so, OneBeacon will be virtually attending the University of St. Thomas on Thursday, September 17 and attending the University of Minnesota’s actuarial career fair on Friday, September 18.

We’re looking for students to join our 2021 internship program, which includes internships in our Actuarial and Internal Audit departments. Stop by and give us a virtual wave to learn more.

OneBeacon kick-starts college recruitment

Attention actuarial and IT students! Don’t let the pandemic hold you back from your job search – as the academic year gradually begins, OneBeacon will be attending virtual career fairs in the upcoming weeks for its 2021 internship program.

We’ll be attending Bentley University’s career fair on September 15, and Radford University’s on September 16. While at Bentley, members from our actuarial team will be on the lookout for students studying math, actuarial sciences, analytics and technology to join our actuarial department. At Radford, members of our IT team will be looking for students studying IT/technology who are interested in positions within our various IT departments.

If you’re planning to attend, be sure to stop by our virtual booth and say hello!