20 October 2018Analysis

QBE North America creates new healthcare unit

Specialist insurer QBE North America has created a new healthcare unit that will be led by Cindy Oard, senior vice president, underwriting leader.

The unit, QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare, is comprised of healthcare professionals in underwriting, claims, and risk solutions. The team will provide a multi-line solution, including management liability, medical malpractice as well as property, auto and workers' comp coverage.

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

The dedicated healthcare team’s range of coverages includes workers’ compensation, facultative reinsurance of captives, medical malpractice, general liability, auto among others.

Russell Johnston, CEO of QBE North America, added: “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.”