Berkley One launches in Illinois with a modern approach to personal insurance

Morristown, NJ. Berkley One, a startup insurance provider for modern, sophisticated individuals and families, announces its launch in Illinois, the first state of a planned national state by state rollout. Working with a select group of independent agents, Berkley One offers home, automobile, fine art and collectibles, and excess liability insurance solutions, with additional product expansions slated in 2018.

“At Berkley One, we’re convinced there is room for a new solution—one that combines highly personal interactions with the best, smartest, cutting edge innovation,” said Kathleen Tierney, President and founder. “The essence of Berkley One is about moving forward. We use every bit of knowledge and experience we have to create exceptional experiences for our clients whose lives are always in motion. What they can expect from Berkley One is a partner who will always listen, always challenge the status quo, and always seek to insure the adventure that is their life.”

Built on the premise that clients are always asking “what’s next?,” yet also seeking a highly personalized experience, Berkley One offers a high touch, high-tech approach in all aspects of the insurance experience. Policies have been designed to allow for clients to obtain flexible coverage limits in certain areas and select specific endorsements to adapt to the way they live. Likewise, technology is designed to support policy and service flexibility, including a client portal and mobile application. Berkley One allows clients to choose to engage on their terms, when and where they want.

Strong partnerships with select independent agents are a key component of Berkley One’s approach to offering highly personalized insurance. “We’re engaging agents and brokers who are committed to excellence, experts in advice and looking for ways to do more for their clients,” says Tierney. “They are side-by-side with us in building the organization and creating customized solutions for today’s clients.” For example, agents have collaborated with Berkley One in the creation of a unique agency portal, an “always on” information center with access to information, technology and marketing that they can bring forward to their clients.

Residents of Illinois can now obtain a policy from Berkley One by visiting to find an agent or request a quote.


About Berkley One: Berkley One is a member company of Berkley, one of the nation’s premier commercial property casualty insurance providers, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1967, Berkley conducts business through more than 50 operating units and reported $7.7 billion in total revenues in 2016.