Clermont Specialty Managers
Clermont’s mission is to provide financial security and peace of mind through the transfer of unforeseen and potentially significant property and casualty losses and legal loss expenses.
Our vision is to provide reliable, timely and flexible underwriting, claim and support services that exceed the expectations of our customers. We believe that our customer-focused approach leads to an “ease of doing business” with us and encourages a flow of the best quality business produced by our broker partners.
Clermont was organized in 1986 as the Habitational Insurance Division of Firemen’s Insurance Company of Washington, D.C., to provide package policies for luxury condominiums and cooperative apartment buildings in New York City. Over the years, we added our fine dining restaurant segment and, more recently, have focused on expanding our efforts beyond New York City.
Today, Clermont is an underwriting manager that provides its customers with one stop shopping for commercial package, systems breakdown (B&M), monoline general liability and umbrella. In addition to the New York metropolitan area, we are currently writing business in Chicago, New Jersey and Connecticut.
How Clermont is Different
We are a team of seasoned underwriting and claim professionals, well versed in the nuances of our two niches. Our specialized expertise has enabled us to maintain a stable approach to the market for over 25 years. We uphold a standard of prompt and fair settlement of claims, and endeavor to treat our insureds and brokers in a partnership like manner. We also have the ability to provide an array of value added consultative risk management services designed to assist our customers in managing risk. At Clermont, we have a shared vision to be the best in what we do, as evidenced by our reputation amongst our customers and competitors.
About W. R. Berkley Corporation
W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals. We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.
Clermont Specialty Managers
3 University Plaza Drive
Hackensack, NJ 07601-6229
Tel: (201) 518-2500
Fax: (201) 342-6381
William J. Johnston
Tel: (201) 518-2489
Andrea C. Kanefsky, CPA
Senior Vice President - CFO
Tel: (201) 518-2539
Senior Vice President - Underwriting
Tel: (201) 518-2493
Richard H. Starkie
Senior Vice President - Claims
Tel: (201) 518-2568
Holly Fettinger, CPCU, AU, API
Vice President - Business & Operations Technology
Tel: (201) 518-2543
Stephanie Miller, FCAS, MAAA
Vice President and Chief Actuary
Tel: (201) 518-2497
Assistant Vice President - Claims
Tel: (201) 518-2520
Assistant Vice President - Underwriting
Tel: (201) 518-2547
Clermont Specialty Managers is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty business.
Clermont Specialty Managers underwrites on behalf of Admiral Indemnity Company and Clermont Insurance Company, both rated A+ (Superior) Financial Size Category XIV by A.M. Best Company and both member companies of W. R. Berkley Corporation.