​​​​​​​​​Berkley Regional Specialty Insurance Company (BRSIC) is a national, non-admitted excess and surplus lines insurance company.

Our Mission
​​"Surplus Lines Simplified" – To be the surplus lines insurance carrier of choice for select independent agents of W. R. Berkley Corporation’s regional insurance companies.​

​​​Company Description​

Formed in 2005, BRSIC provides surplus lines market access for small to medium size insureds with low to moderate insurance risk. Our current product line principally offers commercial general liability, liquor liability, umbrella and some smaller-limits property and inland marine coverage. We serve a limited distribution channel comprised of select W. R. Berkley Corporation member company agents, using underwriters imbedded in our customer’s geographic territory.

Value Proposition

Our organization distinguishes itself from the competition by offering:​

  • Direct appointment with a Surplus Lines company
  • Direct access to our underwriting and claims decision makers
  • Direct Bill Capabilities
    • Including payment plan options 
  • Superior Responsiveness, coupled with an intimate customer relationship and knowledge
  • Higher Compensation​, passing along business-acquisition savings 

Berkley Solutions

One of the unique advantages we have as part of W. R. Berkley Corporation is the ability to access other W. R. Berkley member companies to collaborate on specialized Berkley Solutions for our agents and their customers. These partnerships allow us to customize coverages to provide complete solutions within W. R. Berkley Corporation. 


We distribute our products through a limited number of specially selected independent retail agencies currently representing W. R. Berkley Corporation's regional companies. Our national footprint covers 380 agency contracts in 46 states.

Financial Highlights

Berkley Regional Specialty Insurance Company holds the following rating:

A.M. Best Rating: A+ (Superior)
Financial Size Category: XV 
​Standard &​ Poor’s Rating: A+ (Strong)​
​Paul S. McAuliffe, President & CEO​ 

Paul joined BRSIC in 2009 from Acadia Insurance Group, a W. R. Berkley Corporation member company, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Acadia in 2001, Paul was a Territory Manager and Regional Underwriting Manager for a major insurance company.

A Word From Our Parent Company

​​#438 in Fortune 500

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property and 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. 




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