New QBE Program Targets Worker Safety in Transportation Market

QBE North America, an operating division of global insurer QBE Insurance Group Limited, has formed a strategic program alliance with High Point Underwriters and Midwestern Insurance Alliance to offer a national workers’ compensation and occupational accident insurance program for the transportation market.

The program allows for employee drivers to be included on a workers compensation policy, and the owner-operators on an occupational accident and contingent liability policy with the same insurance company. This program will offer coverage nationally through QBE insurance companies on an admitted and non-admitted basis.

Glenn Skrynecki, senior vice president, P&C Programs, said the partnership with High Point and Midwestern is part of its strategy to work with industry specialists in the management of workers’ compensation and occupational accident programs.

Marc Risen, president, Midwestern Insurance Alliance, said working with QBE will help to fill a gap in the the trucking market by providing insurance coverage to the motor truck carrier for all ‘drivers’ that they use to run their businesses.

Louisville, Ky.-based Midwestern Insurance Alliance is a national workers’ compensation program administrator focused on the trucking market for over 30 years, while Morris Plains, New Jersey-based High Point Underwriters is an occupational accident program administrator.