Berkley Expands Account Management Team to Support Group Captive Growth

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Berkley Accident and Health Expands Account Management Team to Support Group Captive Growth

May 22, 2018 – Hamilton Square, New Jersey – Berkley Accident and Health, a Berkley Company, is expanding its account management team to support its rapidly growing Group Captive business. Berkley Accident and Health is proud to welcome Christopher LaDelfa as Program Manager and Teresa Brinkman as Account Manager. Chris and Terri are talented industry veterans who have joined the team to help guide and support the momentum built over the past ten years.

Stop Loss Group Captives are an innovative approach to employee health care that lets companies manage their costs through alternative risk sharing. Called EmCap, Berkley’s solution provides small and midsize companies with all the benefits of self-funding, paired with the added stability of a group captive program. Launched ten years ago, EmCap has experienced extraordinary success and is poised for continued growth, as more and more companies call for transparency and control over their health costs.

Chris LaDelfa joins Berkley Accident and Health as Program Manager. Chris is an accomplished insurance professional who has held a variety of roles in employee benefit account services and sales, in addition to program management at one of the world’s largest national brokerage/consulting firms. He has a range of experience with both large, complex self-funded clients and smaller, more focused clients.

“Chris excels at understanding the client’s needs, adapting customized insurance and business solutions to meet those needs, and becoming a trusted business partner,” explained Christopher Brown, President and CEO of Berkley Accident and Health. In his new role, Chris will be responsible for supporting the unique needs of his assigned programs by functioning as primary liaison to program members and their trusted advisors as they develop their strategic direction and enhance their health risk management strategies.

Chris holds a BSBA in Technical Management from Western New England University and holds a NJ life/health producer license. He is based out of our Hamilton Square, NJ office.

Teresa Brinkman joins the company as an Account Manager. She has been responsible for a wide range of employee benefit functions, including claims, client services, stop loss, and reporting. Prior to joining Berkley, Terri held an operations management position with a managing general underwriter (MGU) and an executive leadership position with a third-party administrator (TPA).

“Terri’s experience with TPA/MGU operations provides a valuable combination of superior problem-solving and highly focused customer-service skills that makes her an ideal member of the Group Captive team,” stated Lorraine Byrnes, Assistant Vice President for Program Management Services. In her new role, Terri will be responsible for providing day-to-day account management to Stop Loss policyholders and their advisors through all stages of customer support, including implementation, policy, claims, and premium.

Terri brings over 30 years’ experience to her role, across multiple segments of the insurance industry and will be based out of Berkley’s Lansdale, PA office.

About Berkley Accident and Health

Berkley Accident and Health is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500® company. Berkley Accident and Health provides an innovative portfolio of accident and health insurance products. It offers four categories of products: Employer Stop Loss, Group Captive, Managed Care (including HMO Reinsurance and Provider Excess), and Specialty Accident. The company underwrites Stop Loss coverage through Berkley Life and Health Insurance Company, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best.