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“We narrowed down the areas of growth to places where we had expertise in underwriting particular lines of business. We effectively said that to be able to grow in commercial lines, we had to be able to deliver expertise to our customers.  And that’s where we focused.” - Bill Berkley ("Growth Strategy", Best's Review, September 2016)


About Us

Clermont Specialty Managers, an underwriting division of Berkley Insurance Company which underwrites on behalf of Admiral Indemnity Company and Clermont Insurance Company, is a leading service provider of commercial property casualty insurance for luxury cooperative, condominium and rental buildings and fine dining restaurants.

Clermont was organized in 1986 as the Habitational Insurance Division of Firemen’s Insurance Company of Washington, D.C., to provide underwriting and claims services for luxury condominiums and cooperative apartment buildings in New York City. Over the years, we added our fine dining restaurant segment and more recently, have focused on expanding our efforts beyond New York City.

Clermont provides its customers with one stop shopping for Commercial Package, Systems Breakdown (B&M), Mono-line General Liability and Umbrella coverages. We are currently servicing policies in CT, DC, IL, MA, MD, MO, NJ, NV, NY, PA and VA.

Our Mission

Clermont’s mission is to provide financial security and peace of mind through the transfer of unforeseen and potentially significant property and casualty losses and legal loss expenses.

Our vision is to provide reliable, timely and flexible underwriting, claim and support services that exceed the expectations of our customers. We believe that our customer-focused approach leads to an “ease of doing business” with us and encourages a flow of the best quality business produced by our broker partners.

Our Companies

Clermont Specialty Managers underwrites risks on behalf of the following two (2) companies:

Admiral Indemnity Company

NAIC# 0098-44318

State of Domicile: Delaware

Licensed in all 50 states including DC

Currently writing business in CA, CT, DC, IL, MA, MD, MO, NJ, NV, NY, PA and VA


Clermont Insurance Company

NAIC# 0098-33480

State of Domicile: Iowa

Licensed in CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, KS, MD, MO, NE, NY, ND, OH, OR, RI, SD, VA, WV and WI

Currently writing business in NY (habitational only)

How Clermont is Different

We are a team of seasoned underwriting and claim professionals, well versed in the nuances of our two niches. Our specialized expertise has enabled us to maintain a stable approach to the market for over 30 years. We uphold a standard of prompt and fair settlement of claims, and endeavor to treat our insureds and brokers in a partnership like manner. We also have the ability to provide an array of value added consultative risk management services designed to assist our customers in managing risk. At Clermont, we have a shared vision to be the best in what we do, as evidenced by our reputation amongst our customers and competitors.


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Clermont is a subsidiary of the W.R. Berkley Corporation.