• Berkley Re Solutions and Barton Mutual to Bring a New Workplace Violence Program Solution to MarketNovember 04, 2021

    Liberal, MO — Berkley Re Solutions and Barton Mutual announce the creation of a new Workplace Violence Protection insurance program available January 1, 2022 to all of Barton’s existing commercial customers and new business, as an endorsement to Barton’s commercial lines policies.

    “Unfortunately, workplace violence is a reality. Businesses, both large and small, located in the city or in rural areas, are too often faced with these devastating events. The insurance industry has long been trusted to help businesses in their greatest times of need. Bringing this combined insurance and services solution quickly to our customers and agents continues our solemn responsibility and commitment,” said Brian King, President/CEO, Barton Mutual.

    Greg Douglas, President, Berkley Re Solutions said, “We developed this new, reinsured, turn-key program with guidance and input from multiple commercial insurance carriers across the U.S. We’re delighted that Brian, his leadership team, and their Board decided to move swiftly to have Barton Mutual partner with us as the first commercial insurance carrier in Missouri, and the United States, to offer this important program. Barton’s commitment to their agents and insureds has been abundantly clear as we’ve worked to quickly implement this Workplace Violence product.”

    The Workplace Violence insurance program offers 10 unique coverages/services, including crisis management, business income, mental health counseling, public relations expense, security services, and more. With a broad coverage cause of loss, coverage also includes an off-premises extension that follows insureds where they go while conducting their business. And while indemnification is important, the crisis management services are critical to the overall solution and are included automatically. What insureds desperately need in these devastating times are experts who know how to guide insureds through these complicated events.

    About Barton Mutual:

    Barton Mutual has provided property and casualty coverage since 1894, extending throughout the state of Missouri from Main Street in Liberal. More than 450 agency locations in the state function as points of sale for Barton Mutual Insurance. Barton Mutual Insurance Company has been assigned a Financial Stability Rating® of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc. For more information about Demotech or FSRs, visit www.demotech.com or call (800) 354-7207. For more information about Barton Mutual, please visit https://bartonmutualgroup.com/.

    About Berkley Re Solutions:

    Berkley Re Solutions, a Berkley Company®, is the innovative choice to provide collaborative product development, insurance and reinsurance solutions for you and your multiple stakeholders. We are dedicated casualty reinsurance specialists and provide exceptional financial security and utilize global knowledge and expertise to offer you thoughtful solutions. We operate locally and focus on producing industry leading returns with and for our clients. For more information, please visit https://www.berkleyre.com/solutions/custom-turnkey-solutions/workplace-violence-coverage/.

    Reinsurance products and services may be provided by one or more insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation. Not all such products and services are available in every jurisdiction, and the precise coverage afforded by any insurer is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies as issued. Berkley Re Solutions is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.

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