Press Release

QBE North America appoints risk lead to support dedicated healthcare team

New York, NY -- QBE North America, an Integrated Specialist Insurer, today announced the appointment of Theresa M. Zimmerman to the role of Global Risk Solutions Lead for the QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare. The newly created role supports the recently launched QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare. This dedicated business unit offers customers access to a single team organized under a devoted leader that comprises healthcare professionals in Underwriting, Claims, Global Risk Solutions, Distribution and Product. Terie is based in Omaha, NE and reports to Paul Isaac, Senior Vice President, Global Risk Solutions.

The specialized business unit goes far beyond a traditional industry vertical approach. It applies the diverse expertise and experience of a team with an average of more than 20 years of experience in the industry to deliver tailored solutions for hospitals, physician groups, medical facilities and managed care organizations. 

“Terie’s appointment demonstrates our staunch commitment to offering a superior level of expertise for our healthcare customers. We are thrilled that Terie is on board”, stated Cindy Oard, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Leader – Healthcare.

Isaac stated, “Since Terie’s arrival she has made an immediate and positive impact to Global Risk Solutions and the Healthcare team. Terie comes with a proven track record and deep expertise in medicine and law as well as high competency in risk management, operations, claims and insurance. We are all excited and confident in the great things that Terie will bring to the team and to QBE.”

A registered nurse and attorney, Zimmerman comes to QBE with more than 25 years of experience with a focus on the Healthcare Industry. Her prior experience has given her the viewpoint from an insured’s perspective as a Risk Manager at healthcare entities, counsel in private practice and prosecutor and public defender’s offices.  She is a past president of both the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (ASHRM), and the Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers. Zimmerman is a published author, a two-time winner of the ASHRM Journal Author of the Year award and has spoken nationally on risk management, patient safety, legal, and compliance topics.  

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The QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare process is simple. One team for all coverages, coordinated quotes and binders and one point of contact for Claims and Risk Solutions. “Protecting your business is our business.”

About QBE North America

QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2018 of $4.7 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2018 results can be found at Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 31 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. The actual terms and coverage for all lines of business are subject to the language of the policies as issued. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at or follow QBE North America on Twitter.

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