QBE, AmWINS Launch E&O Coverage for Architects, Engineers, Design Businesses

July 17, 2018

QBE North America has formed a partnership with AmWINS Program Underwriters (APU) to offer errors and omissions coverage for architects, engineers and design (A&E) businesses.

The launch is part of QBE’s initiative to expand its specialized portfolio.

APU’s A&E program will be distributed through both wholesale brokers and retail agents. This new program features pre-claims assistance, crisis management, technology and no copyright/ trademark exclusion.

APU is a managing general agency (MGA) and part of the underwriting division of AmWINS Group, Inc., a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services.

According to Erin Fry, SVP, Specialty Programs, QBE North America, the new E&O program will target A&E firms with between $1 and $10 million in annual revenue.

QBE partners with MGA/MGU program administrators to underwrite management liability and professional lines for trade associations and affinity groups. QBE Specialty underwrites risks across a wide variety of industry sectors and customer segments. These include aviation, public company, private company, commercial errors & omissions, financial institutions, healthcare, media & entertainment, trade credit, surety and inland marine risk for appointed retail and wholesale producers.

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