QBE North America News

QBE North America Sells National Farmers Union to National General

National General Holdings Corp. has agreed to acquire National Farmers Union Property and Casualty Co. from QBE North America. The estimated purchase price is $43 million. National Farmers Union Insurance writes personal and farm auto and farm and homeowners’ insurance …

QBE North America Names Kendle Regional Executive for Western Region

QBE North America has promoted Kristy Kendle to regional executive for the Western region, which includes Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Kendle is accountable for profitable growth across QBE’s specialized insurance business portfolio, as well as …

QBE North America Appoints New Heads of Transactional Liability, Financial Institutions

Specialty insurer QBE North America has promoted Toria Lessman to senior vice president, head of Transactional Liability, and Stacey Meade to senior vice president, head of Financial Institutions. An attorney by trade, Lessman has a decade of insurance industry experience. …

QBE North America Names Kearns to New Distribution, Engagement Post

Specialty insurer QBE North America has appointed Dennis Kearns as head of Distribution and Major Trading Partner Engagement, a newly expanded role with the organization. Based in New York City, Kearns will work closely with QBE’s regional executives and be …

QBE North America Sells Its Personal Lines Business to Safeco

QBE North America has sold its personal insurance independent agency policies in 47 states to Safeco Insurance, a division of Liberty Mutual. The agreement was effective August 15, 2018. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The QBE North …

QBE, Jorgensen & Company to Offer E&O Coverage to RIAs

QBE North America has expanded its operating agreement with Jorgensen & Co., a specialist professional liability managing general underwriter, to offer errors and omissions insurance on an admitted basis to small, independent registered investment advisory firms, or RIAs, and registered …

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

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 …

QBE Adds Inland Marine Property Coverage for Construction Risks

QBE North America is continuing its inland marine product expansion with the launch of The Solution for Builder’s Risk, a comprehensive policy offering with coverages tailored for construction projects. Features of this new product include capacity up to $250 million …

Wells Fargo’s Brogan Named Central Region Exec for QBE North America

QBE North America has hired Kevin Brogan as regional executive – Central Region, accountable for the region’s profitable growth across QBE’s specialized insurance business portfolio, as well as the development of all agent and broker relationships in the region. He …

QBE North America Adds Breach Plan Services to Cyber Policies

QBE North America has added data breach planning services to all of its cyber policies to provide policyholders a simplified approach to the development of a cyber breach response plan. The company is initially offering these services through NetDiligence’s Breach …