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New York — QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer and an operating division of QBE Insurance Group Limited, announced a partnership with AmWINS Program Underwriters (APU) to offer Errors and Omissions coverage for architects, engineers and design (A&E) businesses. The initiative to expand its specialized portfolio demonstrates QBE North America’s distinctive ability to quickly respond to the evolving customer and market trends.

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

APU is a managing general agency (MGA) with more than thirty years of experience delivering comprehensive insurance products and exceptional service. It is part of the Underwriting division of AmWINS Group, Inc., a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services.

“We’re excited to announce our partnership with APU and offer a comprehensive liability program supporting architects, engineers and design professionals,” said Erin Fry, SVP, Specialty Programs, QBE North America. “This new E&O program will target A&E firms with between $1 and $10M in annual revenue and is a huge value, strengthened by APU’s proven success in program administration.”

“We’re pleased to announce our alliance with QBE to offer this product to the marketplace,” said Brett Fowler, Vice President and Program Manager of APU’s A&E program. “We’re looking forward to providing this coverage to serve the needs of architects, engineers and design businesses.”

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.

“QBE’s competitive advantage depends on solving our customers’ issues and offering creative solutions,” said Jeff Grange, President, Specialty Insurance, QBE North America. “We are committed to meeting our customers’ needs by collaborating with our program administrator partners.”

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