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Stonington Health Insurance Company

In March of 2011, ownership of Stonington Insurance Company, Lantana Insurance Limited, and Stonington Lloyds Insurance was transferred to QBE Insurance Group, Limited. All three of these companies are subsidiaries of parent company Renaissance Reinsurance Limited that was recently acquired by QBE. Stonington originated in the Connecticut town of the same name, while Lantana, who is not licensed to sell insurance in the US, has its headquarters in Bermuda. Stonington Lloyds is a relatively new company, organized in 2002.

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Stonington Ratings

The switch in ownership produced significant positive changes in company ratings. A. M. Best upgraded Stonington’s financial strength rating to A+, superior, as a result. A. M. Best also affirmed their A, excellent, rating of Lantana Insurance, assigning both companies ratings which indicated a stable financial future.

Stonington Insurance Company offices are still located in Plano, Texas:

Stonington Insurance Company
5801 Tennyson Pkwy
Ste 600
Plano, Texas 75024

All Stonington Company business is now handled under the QBE name.

QBE Insurance Group

QBE Insurance Group, http://www.qbe.com, is one of the top 25 insurers in the world! They are also very active in the reinsurance industry, providing risk coverage for many of their insurance peers. QBE is based in Sydney, Australia and operates in 49 countries including most of Europe, Asia, and the Americas. US operations were recently expanded by the acquisition of the RenRe Ltd group of companies. In 2011, QBE celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Division headquarters for the Americas is located in New York City at:

Wall Street Plaza
88 Pine St
New York, New York 10005

QBE has not yet updated its website to include the addition of Stonington Insurance in Texas.

QBE Ratings in America

Ratings for QBE’s American companies are consistently high. A. M. Best gives QBE “A,” excellent ratings while Standard and Poor’s rates QBE as “A+.”

QBE has more than 20 years of experience in the US marketplace. QBE Products and Services available in the US include the following company brands:

  • QBE Specialty
  • QBE Agri
  • QBE Reinsurance
  • Unigard
  • General Casualty
  • Farmers Union Insurance
  • Stonington Insurance
  • Stonington Lloyds Insurance

QBE Specialty

QBE Specialty executes partnership arrangements to facilitate speedy delivery of its products to its niche market clients, general agencies. These commercial products include:

  •  Health
  • Accident and auto
  • General and professional liability coverage
  • Property insurance
  • Workmen’s compensation

A network of seven branch offices manages these important QBE client relationships. Branch offices are located in:

  •  Florida
  • Nebraska
  • Tennessee
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Kansas

QBE Agri

As the name implies, QBE Agri markets customized insurance packages designed specifically for farms and other agricultural businesses. QBE delivers these programs through local and regional insurance partnerships.

QBE Reinsurance

QBE Reinsurance provides risk coverage to ceding companies in the categories of health and accident reinsurance and domestic and international treaty reinsurance. They also offer optional excess property reinsurance coverage.


Unigard began in 1895, primarily as a fire insurance carrier. Today, more than 100 years later, Unigard is an important part of the QBE Group, focusing on automobile insurance products, which protect policyholders against financial loss due to accidents and collision. Unigard also features on-line bill pay services.

Farmers Union Insurance

Farmers Union operates primarily in the Midwestern US and Rocky Mountain States. Since 1945, Farmers Union has provided a variety of services to its individual and small business clients. The Farmers Union website, http://farmersunioninsurance.com/, provides easy access to rate quotes, general information, and the locations of its more than 400 agents. Customers with questions may call customer service directly at 888-455-1011.

Farmers Union collects profile information for all of its clients, to insure their specific needs are met, affordably and efficiently. Agents use this information to provide informed insurance solutions for their clients regardless of the kind of insurance the client might be looking for.

Farmers Union products include:

  •  Home, farm, and auto insurance
  • Insurance for renters
  • Health insurance
  • Insurance for on-line businesses
  • Commercial and telecommunications insurance

General Casualty also provides auto insurance products among other kinds of insurance.

QBE Careers

QBE Americas has numerous career opportunities available directly and through its subsidiary companies. The career webpage, http://qbeamericas.com/the-americas/careers.aspx, provides general information and the opportunity to apply on line. Worldwide, QBE employs almost 14,000 people in hundreds of different job capacities. Dozens of current openings are listed at, https://careers.qbeusa.com/careers/qbe.html. Clicking on any particular opening will provide the applicant with:

  •  Summary of the job
  • Listing of the duties and job responsibilities
  • Required experience and/or education
  • Information on how to apply

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