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QBE recognized as a top 100 adoption-friendly workplace

New York, NY – QBE was recognized as a Top 100 (#2 for Insurance) Adoption-Friendly Workplace for the second year running. This honor was given by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, America's only nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding homes for children in foster care.  

QBE offers its employees six weeks paid leave and up to $10,000 financial reimbursement. Additionally, all working parents receive guidance on preparing for parental leave and returning to work, back-up child care options for when regular care is unavailable, as well child care discounts, special needs assistance and educational advising.

"Creating an environment that supports all of our employees and helps them spend their time and energy on living their best lives is a great source of pride for our organization," said Russ Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of QBE North America. "Our Adoption Assistance Program provides employees with the time to bond with their new child and the financial assistance they may need when opening their homes and hearts to children through adoption. This Program is at the core of what we do to help employees pursue what matters most."

Since 2007, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the top adoption-friendly workplaces. Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces are determined by an analysis of financial assistance and paid leave for families who adopt, based on surveys completed by employers.

More than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system are waiting to be adopted. Every year, more than 23,000 children in foster care age out of the system without families.

Companies and their employees interested in learning how to create or enhance an Adoption-Friendly Workplace can order the Foundation's free kit at

About QBE
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2016 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2016 results can be found at Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 37 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. 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.

Peter Scott, Lead Communications Partner, QBE North America, 212.894.7781,