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Congrats Joel Buffa for earning your CPCU designation!

September 15, 2020

Joel Buffa, a master underwriter at International Marine Underwriters just received his CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation.

New England region wins IMU’s 2019 annual flagship award

September 8, 2020

For several years, IMU has recognized their top-performing region with its annual prize – the Flagship Award. IMU evaluates the prior year’s profitability, growth and service to determine the year’s winner.

OneBeacon Insurance Awards Sixteen College Scholarships

August 27, 2020

OneBeacon Insurance Group has recently awarded sixteen $3,000 college scholarships: eight to the children and grandchildren of OneBeacon and The Guarantee employees, and eight to children of the company’s distribution partners.

The Dread of Docking: 10 Safety Tips for Proper Docking

August 13, 2020

Driving a boat is one thing to master, but successfully docking it is another. Maneuvering any size watercraft can be daunting, especially with a crew on board. Properly docking the boat can be quite stressful, especially when conditions aren’t in your favor, or if there are other contributing factors. If you aren’t following the proper precautions, you may run the risk of damaging the boat or injuring a passenger.

IMU’s Potter and Buffa Earn AMIM Designation

July 8, 2020

Congratulations to IMU's Ben Potter and Joel Buffa, both of whom have recently earned their Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) designations. Potter and Buffa, both located in California, utilized their recent remote work situations to focus on the coursework to complete the designations and their hard work has paid off!

Coast Guard Releases 2019 Domestic Annual Report

June 29, 2020

The United States Coast Guard has released its annual Domestic Vessel InspectionReport on Flag State Control in the United States, which summarizes statistics and information regarding inspections and enforcement of regulations on U.S. flagged vessels.

IMU Welcomes Hickey and Kirkpatrick; Announces Nittolo’s retirement and Appoints Hellebush Product Line Officer

May 20, 2020

At International Marine Underwriters (IMU), our people are our strongest asset, so we are always excited to welcome new talent and to offer our heartfelt thanks when long-time colleagues announce plans to step away from their roles. Today we have several such organizational announcements to share.

Staying Connected during COVID-19

May 19, 2020

Like many organizations, at International Marine Underwriters, we are trying to find creative ways to stay connected during this unprecedented time of social distancing and remote work.

Staying connected with pet pictures

April 9, 2020

In times such as these, where many people are facing serious challenges, a little good news, or lightness and humor can go a long way to brining a much needed smile to someone's face. At IMU, we have fully transitioned to working from home and our regional teams are finding new ways to stay connected as a community and bring smiles whenever possible. And what could be cuter than pictures of pets?

Kim Jaime, from our Atlanta office, recently shared a picture of her poodle pup Zoey, conveniently snoozing on one of our IMU tote bags. We think she has excellent taste!

IMU Celebrates the Holidays with HUB International

December 18, 2019

‘Tis the season for holiday events! Our teammate Matt Pedersen joined our partner HUB International at their Maine office for a holiday celebration.