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NAPERVILLE, IL – Berkley Program Specialists, a leader in program business, is proud to announce the launch of its new interactive website.

“A lot of thought went into how we would organize the abundance of information we have to relay to our current and potential Partners, making it as user-friendly to our visitors as possible,” said Michael Greville, VP & Business Development Officer for Berkley Program Specialists.

The website offers a smoother, more intuitive user experience and features more navigable site content.  A drop-menu entitled “Why Work With Us” showcases our competitive advantage as being F.I.R.S.T (Focused, Innovative, Responsive, Service-Oriented and Trustworthy) in program business.

At Berkley Program Specialists, we help our Partners grow through a well-defined appetite, product development, geographical expansion and system solutions.  Our flat structure and direct access to the Leadership Team creates a nimble culture that allows our Partners to be opportunistic.  We are open and collaborative, allowing our Partners to be more successful.  In addition, the new website enables users to submit their program details directly to the Leadership Team through a more robust online portal.  Program Administrators are encouraged to connect with Berkley Program Specialists by taking advantage of this re-envisioned resource!

Visit our new website at www.berkley-ps.com and see how our strategic marketing services could help your program administrators grow their business.

About Berkley Program Specialists: Berkley Program Specialists, a Berkley Company®, is a leading insurance operation dedicated exclusively to program business. Berkley Program Specialists provides program administrators with underwriting authority backed by admitted and non-admitted A.M. Best A+ rated insurance paper, as well as program management expertise and, when required, reinsurance support.  For more information, please visit www.berkley-ps.com.

Products and services are provided by one or more insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation. Not all products and services are available in every jurisdiction, and the precise coverage afforded by any insurer is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies as issued. Certain coverages may be provided through surplus lines insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation through licensed surplus lines brokers.

Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

Contacts

Berkley Program Specialists
Mr. Michael Greville, 630-210-0381
mgreville@berkley-ps.com

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W. R. Berkley Corporation, parent company of Berkley Program Specialists, climbed the Fortune 500® rankings of the largest U.S. corporations in 2014 to 385, up from 409 in 2013. In addition, the Corporation was ranked 273rd in profitability among the 500 largest corporations and the 14th largest U.S. property and casualty insurer.

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Naperville, Illinois, March 9, 2017 — Berkley Program Specialists, a Berkley Company®, announced today its recent hire of Cass Davis, who joins the executive leadership team as Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer.

As Chief Claims Officer, Mr. Davis will be responsible for managing all aspects of program claims from strategic direction to operational excellence, quality management and analytics. With extensive corporate and insurance carrier experience that includes working for Fortune 500 companies, Mr. Davis’s claims knowledge spans both commercial and personal insurance as well as multiple product lines.

Mr. Davis will report to Greg Douglas, President of Berkley Program Specialists. On the new appointment, Mr. Douglas said, “At Berkley Program Specialists, we view every hire as an opportunity to enhance the program administrator experience. Our talent is what makes an impression on clients. We are confident that Cass’s background will help us deliver increased value. His flexible thinking and sense of urgency are a great match for our company’s customer-oriented service culture. We’re excited to welcome him to the team.”

Mr. Davis offers 24 years of claims experience in the insurance industry including program claims management, complex litigation management, auditing and TPA administration. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Illinois University.

About Berkley Program Specialists: Berkley Program Specialists, a Berkley Company®, is a leading insurance operation dedicated exclusively to program business. Berkley Program Specialists provides program administrators with underwriting authority backed by admitted and non-admitted A.M. Best A+ rated insurance paper, as well as program management expertise, and, when required, reinsurance support. For more information, please visit www.berkley-ps.com.

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Naperville, Illinois, November 10, 2016 — Berkley Program Specialists, together with Specialty Program Solutions (SPS), recently created a new inland marine program to help protect mobile equipment and machinery used by logging, lumbering and construction companies located in the Southeast.

Coverage for first party physical damage is extended to trade-specific items such as skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders, delimbers, chippers, backhoes, bulldozers and excavators. Eligible risks include chipping operations, land clearing operations, woodyards, sawmills, timber dealers, grading/excavation contractors, general contractors and developers among others.

“With the focus and attention that Berkley Program Specialists offers to niches like this, we are confident we have the right provider to help build a market leading program in short order. And we’ve already seen success as a result of their familiarity with the class and the flexibility they’ve demonstrated,” said Jeff Vaughn, Vice President of Specialty Program Solutions.

“When you handle this business all day every day like SPS, you master it and that’s exactly the type of expertise you want when the risks are this unique,” said Greg Douglas, President of Berkley Program Specialists. “They are incredibly focused and service-oriented which shows in the long-standing relationships they have developed with agents and clients.”

About Berkley Program Specialists: Berkley Program Specialists, a W. R. Berkley Company®, is a leading insurance operation dedicated exclusively to program business.  Berkley Program Specialists provides program administrators with underwriting authority and access to admitted and non-admitted A.M. Best A+ rated insurance paper, as well as program management expertise, and, when required, reinsurance support. For more information, please visit www.berkley-ps.com.

About Specialty Program Solutions: Specialty Program Solutions (SPS) is a program administrator and managing general agent headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. SPS underwrites insurance coverage solely for inland marine risks. In addition to its flagship program for logging and contractors equipment in the  Southeast, SPS serves agents and customers nationwide for a wide variety of other classes including builder’s risk, fine arts and transportation among others. For more information, please visit www.spsins.com.

Products and services are provided by one or more insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation.  Not all products and services are available in every jurisdiction, and the precise coverage afforded by any insurer is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies as issued.  Certain coverages may be provided through surplus lines insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation through licensed surplus lines brokers.  Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.