Claims Director

Location Name NJ, Ewing - 200 Princeton S - Suite 280
Date Posted
1 month ago(1/22/2024 6:24 PM)
Berkley Public Entity
Primary Location
NJ, Morristown

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 a Claims Director to join our Berkley Public Entity team! As an individual contributor, you will be responsible for the review, oversight, and specific handling of General Liability, Automobile, and Professional Liability complex claims including Law Enforcement and Sexual Abuse involving schools, municipalities, and other public entities. This role involves visiting clients and people facing.


We have a welcoming culture valuing our employees – we trademarked the phrase Everything Counts, Everyone Matters® to describe the Berkley commitment to our people and how we do business. We believe that every person in the organization is important and every accomplishment makes a difference in our results. Come join us!   


This position can be based in our offices in: Ewing, NJ or Morristown, NJ.  


Key functions include but are not limited to:

  • Identify and evaluate risk transfer opportunities pursuant to contracts, lease agreements, certificates of insurance
  • Evaluate claims for coverage, liability, and damages to negotiate and resolve claims on reasonable terms and at an appropriate value
  • Communicate with insureds, brokers and TPA’s to secure additional claim information, communicate loss information, and monitor Self Insured Retentions and determine the extent of exposure to the insured and the company
  • Set reserves within authority or makes claim recommendations concerning reserve changes to supervisor
  • Retain, direct, and manage litigation counsel through trial, developing and managing strategy for complex litigation
  • Attend arbitrations, mediations, trials
  • Provide outstanding customer service and works well with the insured, broker and TPA in the adjustment of losses
  • Prepare timely and accurate reports to management regarding significant claim developments
  • Lead and participate in audits of TPA’s to ensure adherence to Berkley Public Entity claims guidelines
  • Ensure large loss and exposure reporting requirements are met referring claims to Berkley Public Entity management and/or W.R. Berkley management as necessary
  • Identify issues and trends in the portfolio; take appropriate and/or corrective action where necessary; share trends with underwriters and brokers
  • Communicate and collaborate across the organization- underwriting, marketing, and senior management to achieve organizational success
  • Attend conferences, mediation and/or trials as necessary





  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 10+ years of commercial liability claims experience required
  • Experience managing and creating relationships with Insureds and TPAs
  • Litigation experience necessary
  • Public Entity experience preferred, but not required
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Your communication style is flexible to the situation. You communicate clearly and with a purpose.
  • Calm under pressure. You have excellent organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks. You are comfortable challenging norms while working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven track record of building and maintaining strong business relationships with insureds, agents, brokers, and TPAs.
  • Ability to travel as needed up to 25% (including overnight)

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.


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