NATA, IFBOA, and QBE Aviation Announce Agreement Extension and the Distribution of Approximately $5.5 Million in Good Experience Returns (GER) to Participants

Washington, DC, January 7, 2019 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Independent Fixed Base Operators Association (IFBOA), and QBE Aviation of QBE Holdings, Inc. are pleased to announce a Good Experience Return (GER) of 26% for the close of 2017, totaling approximately $5.5 million in returns. To date, over $15 million in GER have been earned by program participants.

“On behalf of QBE, we are thrilled to announce the agreement of a five-year extension to underwrite the NATA Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program. Key program components are safety and returns, which currently average 21% in GER. We are once again proud to announce the closing of another successful year,” stated Steve Allen, QBE’s Senior Vice President, Head of Aviation.

“Thanks to the strategic relationship with IFBOA, this program has been available to members of IFBOA since 2011 and NATA members since late 2015,” noted Timothy R. Obitts, Chief Operating Officer of NATA. He added, “The dedication to safety is instrumental to the continued success of this member benefit and we are delighted to provide them with their tangible year-end returns.”

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Brokers can contact a QBE Aviation Workers’ Compensation underwriter to receive a quote:

Brian Neal, Vice President, Head of Aviation Workers’ Compensation, QBE at 770-548-3044 or

Michael Lumpkin, AVP – Lead Underwriter, QBE at 770-794-6423 or

John Carroll, Senior Underwriter, QBE at 770-794-6412 or

Jennifer Reynolds, Senior Underwriter, QBE at 770-303-2963 or

Carissa Lampkin, Associate Underwriter, QBE at 770-794-6424 or

About QBE North America
QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2017 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2017 results can be found at Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 31 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. The actual terms and coverage for all lines of business are subject to the language of the policies as issued. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.

About NATA
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for over 75 years. Representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies. For more information about NATA, please visit or