Mission Statement

BDP Claims strives to make Berkley DP the most sought-after professional liability insurance carrier for design professionals through our ability to provide exceptional claims handling and
high-quality, result-orientated and creative services that help our policyholders manage their risk.

What Our Mission Means to You

  • Your claims are handled in-house by our dedicated and highly experienced claims professionals, who have reasonable workloads. You will not be outsourced!
  • We provide fair and friendly claims services. You will be treated with respect!
  • We advocate on your behalf and protect your deductibles, while doing our best to maintain your important business relationships. We are your partner!
  • We will not make important decisions without input from you. Your opinions matter to us!
  • We are actively involved in the management of claims and circumstances and are responsive to you and your agents. We answer our phones and return calls!
  • We help minimize the stress and worry associated with claims and circumstances by educating and supporting you throughout the process, enabling you to focus your attention on your business. We understand your concerns!
  • When needed, we retain high quality attorneys and consultants who are considered to be the best in their fields in terms of investigating, litigating and managing design professional risks, claims and lawsuits. Our team is fighting for you!

Claims Prevention & Early Reporting

Berkley DP believes in early reporting and claims prevention. We are here for our policyholders and want to be your partner in Risk Management. Let us help you!

How to Report a Circumstance or Claim

Circumstances or Claims (as respectively defined in Sections VI.C and VI.D of the Policy) must be reported to Berkley DP as required by the Policy to avoid problems regarding timely notice or reporting. Here's how to report:

  • Complete the New Matter Report Form
  • Send the New Matter Report Form and accompanying documents to Berkley DP, as follows:
    By Email:
    By Fax: 831-293-8819
    By Address: Berkley Design Professional Underwriters - Claims Department
    P.O. Box 1705
    Carmel, CA 93921-1705

BDP Reporting  Reporting Tip
We encourage you to report Claims and Circumstances by Email since we have a dedicated Email reporting box that is set-up to provide instantaneous acknowledgment. You will receive an auto-generated Email acknowledgement of your report, which will provide you with peace of mind that it has been received by Berkley DP's claims department. It's also the quickest and most 'green' way to report!


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