Hartford Golf Tournament Benefits the PLUS Foundation

It was a beautiful day at Wampanoag Country Club for the Hartford Golf Tournament. On September 10, 2019, more than 80 golfers, sponsors and volunteers gathered to support the PLUS Foundation. The tournament expects to raise more than $2,200 for the PLUS Foundation.

Representatives from three local charities receiving the PLUS Foundation’s Chapter Charity grant awards attended the golf reception. This year’s grant recipients were:

Visit the PLUS Foundation website for more information about Foundation activities.

Thank You Sponsors

Event Sponsor

Wilson Elser LLP

Course Beverage Sponsor

AXA XL

Single-Hole Sponsors

Euclid Exec

OneBeacon Healthcare Group

The Hartford

Travelers

Longest Drive Contest Hole Sponsors

The Hanover Insurance Group

Hartford Golf Chapter Charity 2019

The charity recipients along with the PLUS committee members who nominated them.

Thoughts and Photos from the 2019 PLUS Singapore Symposium

The eighth annual Singapore Symposium brought members of the insurance industry together for an engaging and informative event last Wednesday, September 11. 126 professionals from across the industry gathered at the Novotel Hotel in Singapore to hear from thought-leaders from around the world in between networking with other attendees.

Nigel Gould-Davies, Associate Fellow of Chatham House, gave a keynote address on falling and rising political risks, and what the future might be for these kinds of risks. Other speakers touched on important and topical issues such as pay power, regulation, and current coverage considerations for D&O and Cyber.

The luncheon keynote was Sam McGrath, Standard Chartered Bank, who told his story of serving in the British Army as commander in the paratrooper division. Now an ultra-marathoner, McGrath engaged the audience by tying his personal life experiences into inspiring messages about leadership, focus, and fitness.

This Symposium also had congratulations in order for PLUS member Lynn Leo, Swiss Re, who was recognized for earning her RPLU designation.

Thank you to all the speakers and attendees, and a special thank you to the PLUS Singapore Committee! This was a fantastic event.

North Central Chapter Supports Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

The North Central Chapter recently supported the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans by collecting and delivering move-in kits to veterans and their families. The Chapter and the PLUS Foundation donated move-in kits with household items, and volunteers from the Chapter delivered and organized the kits. These kits will help five veterans get settled into new homes.

Erin Singmaster, RPLU+ and Managing Director at Travelers, was one of these volunteers. She said:

Supporting our veterans, especially our local veterans, is incredibly important to our chapter.  We continued our partnership with MAC-V for the second year in a row, and this year added a volunteer event to show our support.  It was humbling purchasing all of the household items that go into a move-in kit, knowing the positive impact a kit would have on a veteran.  We can all relate to the stress of moving into a new place, but imagine the additional stress of it after struggling with homelessness or the risk of becoming homeless.  Putting these kits together as a group was positive, powerful and fun.  It was easy to picture a veteran moving into a new place, and having all these items already there for him/her.  I would recommend organizing a move-in kit to anyone looking to give back to our veterans. Brian Peterson, Shaun Riffe, and the entire team at MAC-V made this an easy, impactful event for our group.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving Veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless across the state of Minnesota for over 25 years. Their mission is to End Veteran Homelessness in Minnesota by providing housing, employment and legal services.

Thank you to the PLUS Foundation, the Chapter, and the volunteers for supporting such a great cause!