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Last $55.72 USD
Change Today -0.25 / -0.45%
Volume 511.0K
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475 Steamboat Road

Greenwich, CT 06830

United States

Phone: 203-629-3000

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W. R. Berkley Corporation, an insurance holding company, operates as commercial lines writers primarily in the United States. Segments The company’s segments include Insurance-Domestic; Insurance-International; and Reinsurance-Global. Insurance-Domestic This segment includes commercial insurance business, including excess and surplus lines and admitted lines, primarily throughout the United States. In addition to providing insurance products, certain of the company’s operating units provide various fee-based services, including claims, administrative and consulting services. Operating Units Acadia Insurance is a Northeast regional property casualty underwriter offering a portfolio of products through local independent agents in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. In addition to its general offerings, Acadia has specialized expertise in insuring regional businesses and industries, such as construction, lumber and fishing. Admiral Insurance provides excess and surplus lines coverage for commercial risks that generally consist of hard-to- place, specialized risks that involve moderate to high degrees of hazard. Its lines of business include general liability, professional liability, property, and excess and umbrella coverage. Admiral's professional liability and program operations include special coverages for technology, ambulatory surgery centers, chiropractors and concierge physicians. Its products are distributed by wholesale brokers. American Mining Insurance offers workers' compensation insurance, as well as general liability, automobile, and excess liability coverages to a range of firms within the mining and aggregate industries in the United States. Berkley Accident and Health underwrites accident and health insurance and reinsurance products in four primary areas: medical stop loss, managed care, special risk and group captive. It has a diversified product and service portfolio serving a range of clients from small employers, health care organizations, and membership groups to Fortune 500 companies. Berkley Aviation offers a range of aviation insurance products, including coverage for airlines, airplanes, helicopters, miscellaneous general aviation operations, non-owned aircraft, fixed-base operations, control towers, airports and other specialized niche programs. It places its business on an admitted and non-admitted basis nationwide. Berkley Custom Insurance focuses on the excess casualty insurance market and offers umbrella liability, pollution liability, excess liability, construction wrap-ups and completed operations coverages to wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, insurance companies, financial institutions and construction companies. Berkley Design Professional specializes in professional liability insurance products and services for the design professional industry, including architects, engineers and consultants. In addition, it has a specialized program for Certified Public Accountants. Berkley FinSecure serves the insurance needs of financial institutions, credit unions, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers and trust managers. It offers a range of property, casualty, professional liability, and specialty lines insurance products and loss control services, including financial institution-specific commercial package policies, workers' compensation, umbrella, commercial auto, management liability and crime coverages, and financial institution bonds. Berkley Life Sciences offers a spectrum of property casualty products to the life sciences industry on a global basis, including primary and excess liability coverage and commercial insurance. It serves pharmaceutical and biologic/biotech companies, medical device companies, dietary supplement manufacturers, medical and research software developers, contract service organizations, research institutions and organizations, and other related businesses. Berkley Medical Excess insures healthcare organizations, such as hospitals and clinics that retain a portion of their risk exposure through a self-funded mechanism and seek to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of their excess

 

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