December 20, 2019 – Berkley Accident and Health, a Berkley Company, announced that chairman Christopher Brown will retire at the end of 2019. Brown joined Berkley Accident and Health in 2009 as president and transitioned to chairman in December 2018. Under his leadership, Berkley Accident and Health grew from its early stage of operations into a national accident and health leader.
“I want to express my deep appreciation for the strong foundation Chris established at Berkley Accident and Health,” said Brad Nieland, president of Berkley Accident and Health. “His vision and integrity, combined with his commitment to serving the best long-term interests of the company and our clients, have been key factors to our company’s success.”
Chris Brown has had a long and distinguished career in group insurance, particularly the self-funding business. Before joining Berkley Accident and Health, Chris Brown was vice president of Stop Loss at an international life/health insurance company for nine years. He also previously worked at a U.S. insurance group for 22 years. Starting his insurance career in the 1970s, Chris held various leadership roles in that company’s group segment, which included life, medical, dental, disability, and workers’ comp.
For the past year, Chris Brown has served as chairman, supporting the transition of incoming president Brad Nieland. During Chris’ tenure at Berkley Accident and Health, the company grew to be a market leader in employee benefit group captives, as well as the fastest growing top 25 stop loss carrier, according to NAIC data. Berkley Accident and Health is grateful for the legacy that Chris Brown leaves behind.
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 Captives, 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. For more information, please visit BerkleyAH.com.