Berkley Underwriting Partners
Berkley Underwriting Partners’ goal is to be the stable, secure option for proven, specialized insurance expertise.
Berkley Underwriting Partners provides countrywide admitted and non-admitted insurance carriers, program management expertise, reinsurance support when required, and financial resources to program administrators nationwide.
Our preferred client is a highly respected program administrator or insurance specialist who possesses the ability to quote, underwrite, rate, bind and issue policies within a homogeneous industry field. Our preferred program opportunities consist of annual premiums in excess of $5 million, complete with strong, documented premium and loss histories. We also entertain smaller programs or concepts that we can contract on a producer arrangement. We are a casualty driven company, although we have the ability to offer ancillary property and automobile products as well.
How Berkley Underwriting Partners Is Different
ReliableWe are a flat organization that responds quickly. Our company has demonstrated stability at our senior management level for over ten years. Most of our program administrators have been with us for more than five years, because we genuinely value their expertise and success, and because we believe in long-term relationships.
FocusedAt BUP, we write only program business. It is our belief that this focus allows for more efficient, effective processes, including the implementation of new programs as well as the oversight and management of existing programs. We have a fast due diligence process, where program rollovers are accomplished quickly and efficiently.
Consistent BUP’s guiding principle is to deliver a consistent message. From introductions through the implementation of a new program to the management of our existing programs, clear and honest communication helps create long-lasting relationships.
BUP seeks relationships with qualified insurance professionals who possess a specialized underwriting expertise within a focused industry. In addition to the typical program manager relationship, we also employ groups of individuals who possess expertise in a specific market niche.
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.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President Business Development
Tel: (630) 210-0363
Berkley Underwriting Partners
215 Shuman Boulevard, Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
Tel: (630) 210-0360
Fax: (630) 210-0375
We are a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, recognized as a solid and reputable name in the property casualty insurance business. BUP underwrites on behalf of Gemini Insurance Company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, for non-admitted purposes and StarNet Insurance Company, also rated A+ (Superior ) by A.M. Best, for admitted markets.