QBE North America launches new integrated healthcare unit


QBE North America launches new integrated healthcare unit


Specialist insurer QBE North America has launched a new dedicated unit, comprised of healthcare professionals in underwriting, claims, risk solutions and product, to provide specialized healthcare solutions.

QBE Integrated Advantage for Healthcare will be led by Cindy Oard, senior vice president, underwriting leader – healthcare, who has over 20 years of experience in delivering specialized solutions for hospitals, physician groups, medical facilities and managed care organizations.

QBE said its integrated 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 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," said Oard.

Russell Johnston, chief executive officer 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. At QBE, we're enhancing the way we do business with our Healthcare customers and delivering on our strategy as an integrated specialist insurer."

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