AVP Claims

Location Name NJ, Morristown - Suite G50
Date Posted
1 month ago(1/22/2024 10:06 AM)
Berkley Public Entity
Primary Location
NJ, Morristown - Suite G50

Company Details



Berkley Public Entity (BPE) was founded in 2012 as a member company of W.R. Berkley Corporation.  BPE is a growing, dynamic company with the vision of being the preeminent carrier in our marketplace.  As our name implies, BPE is 100% focused on providing innovative insurance and reinsurance solutions to public entities.

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The company is an equal opportunity employer.




We have an opportunity for an Assistant Vice President, Claims to join our team! You will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of our Berkley Public Entity (BPE) Claims team handling Excess claims including: General Liability, Automobile, and Professional Liability claims with an emphasis on Law Enforcement and Sexual Abuse involving schools, municipalities, other public entities.  In addition, this role will monitor trends within the portfolio and individual accounts and act as necessary to contribute to the overall success of the company.


W.R. Berkley is a great company with great people - come join us!  


This position will be based in our Ewing, NJ office (preferred) or in our Morristown, NJ office.


Key functions include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and lead direct reports with respect to investigating, reserving, expense management, resolving claims, and overall claims handling in accordance with Best Practices
  • Reinforce processes, goals, and procedures that exemplify professionalism, integrity, and superior claim handling
  • Align with Senior Berkley Public Entity (BPE) Leadership securing and conveying BPE's corporate and claims business philosophy; make recommendations to Senior Leadership for appropriate coverage, reserve, and settlement authority to supervisors and examiners, as commensurate with their respective abilities and reevaluate as warranted
  • Reinforce and support all BPE claims employees by modeling and promoting a culture of positivity, innovation and inclusion; seek feedback from those in the reporting structure and promptly address concerns and/or behaviors, elevating issues to the Senior Leadership as needed
  • Monitor the work product for each of the direct reports for compliance with requisite standards; this also includes ongoing review of best practice compliance results, together with the implementation of action plans for sustained and/or improved compliance
  • With regard to severe or complex coverage cases, ensure timely and effective recognition and escalation to Senior Leadership
  • Develop proficient claims presentation skills for self, direct reports and others for successful participation in the committee process and other presentation opportunities
  • Ensure that direct reports understand the importance of communicating to insured, brokers and underwriters to provide them with time sensitive information that will assist in their business goals and consistently deliver that information
  • Leads and participates in audits of TPA’s to ensure adherence to BPE claims guidelines
  • Identify issues and trends in the portfolio; take appropriate and/or corrective action where necessary; share trends with underwriters and brokers
  • Travel – attend conferences, audits, mediation and/or trials as necessary



  • Bachelor’s Degree; Advanced Degree strongly preferred 
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience managing Excess Claims, including General Liability and Auto Liability claims
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience managing and creating relationships with TPAs
  • Advanced presentation and communication skills
  • Public Entity experience preferred
  • Litigation experience preferred
  • Advanced proficiency with the MS Office Suite
  • Travel required <25%; will include overnight travel
  • Experience in collaborating with an executive team

Additional Company Details

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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