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Berkley Accident and Health Appoints Matt Smith as Regional Sales Manager

November 16, 2015 – Hamilton Square, New Jersey – Berkley Accident and Health, a W. R. Berkley Company®, has appointed Matt Smith as Regional Sales Manager for its rapidly growing Group Captive product, EmCapSM. In his new role, Matt will develop new EmCap programs for employers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

“We are very excited to add Matt’s experience and ability to our expanding EmCap distribution efforts,” said Christopher Brown, President and CEO of Berkley Accident and Health. “Matt has an impressive background, as well as strong consultative experience that will be invaluable to our brokers and clients.” In his new role, Matt will help clients, brokers, and consultants understand how Group Captives can fit into a long-term employee benefit risk strategy.

Matt has more than 15 years of industry experience in employee benefits consulting, business development, large group health underwriting, onsite clinics, and human resources. He brings with him a variety of experiences in the group health market space, including time with large national insurers and brokerages.

Prior to joining Berkley Accident and Health, Matt held a sales executive role for a large health insurer and has worked with a wide spectrum of clients, ranging from small, fully insured groups to large, multi-site national accounts with 50,000+ employees.

Matt earned an MBA from the University of Connecticut and an undergraduate degree from James Madison University and holds Professional of Human Resources and SHRM-CP designations. Matt is based out of the company’s Kansas City office.

EmCap is Berkley Accident and Health’s innovative approach that helps employers manage their health care costs through alternative risk sharing. EmCap provides midsize employers with all the benefits of self-funding and the stability of a group captive program. The EmCap program has experienced extraordinary growth in the past five years and is poised for continued growth, as more and more employers seek effective ways to control health costs.

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, which is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.