QBE Insurance (Vanuatu) Limited – Subsidiary Company
QBE has been present in the Vanuatu market since the 1920's and we opened our branch office in 1972. We became a locally incorporated company in 1987 and today QBE Insurance (Vanuatu) Limited is the country’s largest non-life insurer.
We have developed an extensive knowledge of the risks businesses face in Vanuatu, particularly in the areas of Commercial Property, Liability and Workers’ Compensation cover. Customers choose us for our products which are specifically designed to address their needs and for our prompt and professional claims settlement.
We continue to build on our long-term commitment to the local insurance market by working with intermediaries to tailor specialist insurance solutions that meet the needs of our business and domestic clients. QBE offers a wealth of specialist expertise to the Vanuatu market and a range of specialist product areas in the corporate and commercial markets as well as in personal insurance.
Invigorating local economic activity
QBE provided insurance cover for the rehabilitation of the most important road on Vanuatu’s main island.
Known as the 'Road of Life' locally, Efate’s ring road is a vital link for the economy of the country, providing village residents with better access to the health, business and retail services of Port Vila. It is the only road that connects coastal villages to the capital city.
Farmers can now reach the markets quicker and easier to sell their fresh produce to local shoppers as well as tourists who want to savour local distinctive fruit and vegies. Resort owners and tour operators are also reaping the benefits of a more reliable road through reduced travel time and lower vehicle operating costs.
QBE’s Contract Works policy provided covered the US$64 million rehabilitation project.
QBE in the community
Bringing smiles to many children
Both young patients and health professionals at Port Vila Public Hospital have a good reason to smile thanks to the newly established Sunshine Charity, an initiative of QBE Vanuatu and the QBE Foundation. The non-profit organisation was set up to work exclusively with the children’s ward and directs its efforts to improving the facilities, including purchasing new equipment for the facility.
Members of the QBE team also regularly visit the Port Vila Public Hospital to play with, sing to and entertain the children. In addition, QBE staff are also continuing to donate their time to organise events to raise funds for the purchase of an incubator machine for the ward.