What never changes? Change.

We at Western World have seen quite a bit since 1964.

Though the world looks quite different than the days when the Beatles ruled the top 40, you'll still find a close-knit, responsive team at the other end of your call, email, or instant message.

Change is positive and the entire Western World staff is excited about the future as part of the Validus Group.

We will be working to provide additional products and capacity for our agents and policyholders, and we will continue to deliver the excellent service you have come to expect.

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Formed in 1964, Western World has successfully weathered several insurance underwriting cycles and has learned from each. Through difficult periods and years of spectacular growth, the company has built a record of profitability and capital accumulation; an enduring reputation for underwriting expertise; and a staff of seasoned professionals capable of providing our customers with quick, knowledgeable and thoughtful solutions, specifically tailored to classes of business.

Western World offers the security and comfort of consistently superior financial results, prudent capital management and private owners who have a long-term understanding and view of our business. These qualities provide the foundation for the durability of our many long-standing relationships Western World Insurance Group carries an A.M. Best Group Rating of A (Excellent), Financial Size Category IX. The member companies of the Western World Insurance Group operate under a business pooling arrangement. Each Company carries the rating of the pool. For the latest rating, access www.ambest.com.

We are responding to the growing need to improve the efficiency of the buying experience of our customers, and our customer’s customer. Western World is developing bold advancements in the use of web-based technology to reduce duplicative effort, improve accuracy and deliver a superior product. The degree of efficiency we are able to provide our distribution partners has emerged as a new and innovative "product".

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This was great news for one innkeeper in Asheville, North Carolina. During a lightning storm, a tree on his property was struck by lightning, knocking it onto power lines.

A subsequent power surge caused the meter in his 1890's Victorian bed & breakfast to explode, igniting a fire that burned down the inn taking with it all of the property’s gorgeous period furnishings. Worse still, this bad luck struck at the outset of his peak season.


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Western World Insurance Group
300 Kimball Drive, Suite 500
Parsippany, NJ 07054

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Timothy Hochkeppel

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When we received the notice of the incident, a Western World Property Claims Manager was rapidly on the job working to get the Inn back up and running. Because we understand the unique needs of inn operators, we were able to quickly advance a portion of the claim, stemming losses in revenue and satisfying guests with alternative accommodations.

With Western World, the innkeeper was able to get back to the business of being in business.

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Robert Livingston
Jonathan Ritz
Gerald Ayash
Timothy Hochkeppel
Thomas Perch
Lisa Rosa
Gary Tiepelman
Arya Yarpezeshkan
Lorraine Brown

Our Claims Manager worked with the Inn’s contractor to secure additional labor beyond that estimated in order to get the devastated property up and running in just four weeks-- two weeks earlier than originally estimated.

Our responsiveness hasn't changed over the years, but how we serve our clients and insureds is constantly evolving. We launched WWIP, the first platform that allows brokers to rate, quote, bind and issue right on the web. And, our new Western World search bar allows visitors to the site to find forms, applications, people, and more with fewer “clicks” and everyday language.


The Western World Integrated Platform (WWIP) is the first tool that gives brokers the ability to rate, quote, bind, and issue policies with just a few clicks of the mouse.

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Our site now has an integrated search bar, which allows you to look for forms, applications, people, and just about anything else on the site by just typing in what you want and clicking search.

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