Press Release

QBE North America Launches Integrated Advantage for Healthcare

New York, NY -- QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is pleased to announce the launch of QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare, a dedicated unit comprised of healthcare professionals in Underwriting, Claims, Risk Solutions and Product.

The QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare team, led by Cindy Oard, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Leader – Healthcare, applies its unique expertise and leverages the team’s over 20 years of experience in the industry to deliver specialized solutions for hospitals, physician groups, medical facilities and managed care organizations. QBE has integrated one team to provide a multi-line solution, including management liability, medical malpractice as well as property, auto and workers’ comp coverage. By creating an integrated team, we provide customers with easy access to products and services.

As Oard commented, “By integrating a single specialized team, dedicated to the healthcare market, we provide integrated solutions for our customers. And through our specialization, we are responsive in applying our expertise and coverages to create the best solution possible.”

“Healthcare is arguably one the largest parts of the US economy, it’s growing faster than almost any other segment in the US economy and in order to service this segment well, it requires a level of applied expertise that most companies don’t deliver, said Russell Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, QBE North America. “At QBE, we’re enhancing the way we do business with our Healthcare customers and delivering on our strategy as an integrated specialist insurer.”

QBE’s dedicated healthcare team has the expertise and focus it takes to navigate the ever-changing Healthcare industry. Customers work with dedicated claims professionals with deep technical expertise, regardless of the nature of the loss. Additionally, working in conjunction with Underwriting and Claims, QBE’s Global Risk Solutions (GRS) team is dedicated to reducing risks faced by customers. GRS’ deep healthcare experience offers customers risk mitigation strategies and resources to help address specific risks that effect the Healthcare industry.

QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare’s suite of coverages include:

  • Auto
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Facultative reinsurance of captives
  • Fidelity & Crime Coverage
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • General Liability
  • Hospital Professional Liability (Medical Malpractice)
  • Managed Care Errors and Omissions
  • Medical Facilities Liability (Medical Malpractice)
  • Physician Group Liability (Medical Malpractice)
  • Property
  • Umbrella/Excess
  • Workers’ Comp

To learn more, visit the QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare site.

The QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare process is simple. One team for all coverages, to receive a multi-line solution. As Oard emphasizes, “protecting your business is our business.”

About QBE

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 2017 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2017 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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