A trusted insurance carrier since 1886, Continental Western Group (CWG) offers a broad array of commercial insurance products for businesses in 13 states from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Lakes. Our goal is to be the strong, local and trusted choice for independent insurance agents and customers.

Strong
Our local knowledge and expertise is combined with the global strength of Berkley. Continental Western Group® is a member company of Berkley, the worldwide insurance and reinsurance operations of W. R. Berkley Corporation and a leading provider of commercial lines property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. The insurance company members of Berkley are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong), by S&P.

Local
In addition to five local offices, many field staff work throughout our territory. You’ll find us living and operating in the same communities as our customers and available when we’re needed most. Such local presence provides us in-depth understanding of the businesses and communities we insure.

Trusted
Our team of insurance underwriters, claims representatives and risk services consultants are well prepared to serve your business insurance needs. With years of industry experience and training, you benefit from our team’s expertise. We offer insurance products for a wide range of businesses including light manufacturing, wholesale distributors, contractors, retail stores, agribusiness, hospitality, fire departments, telecommunications and transportation. Be confident that CWG understands your business, as business is our only focus.

Geography
Insurance solutions are offered through independent insurance agents associated with CWG’s five regional offices located in our 13-state footprint between the Great Lakes and Rocky Mountains.

Vision Statement
You are the reason we bring innovation and passion to our business. Our mutual trust creates partnership, opportunity and success. Together we are dedicated to serving our communities. Our local knowledge and expertise, combined with the global strength of the W. R. Berkley companies, provide you with tailored insurance solutions.

Community Involvement
Giving back to the communities where we live and work is an important part of our culture at CWG. Employees throughout the company give their time and talent as well as dollars and donations.

Continental Western Group, in partnership with the W. R. Berkley Charitable Foundation, actively supports 501(c)(3) organizations within our communities. Our funding decisions are based on a program’s demonstrated efficiency, support by company volunteers, and advancement of employee and community well-being. Funding emphasis is placed on Health & Human Services, Community Betterment, Youth Development, Education and Arts and Culture. Grant inquiries should be directed to the applicable listing in the Contact Us section of this website.

About W. R. Berkley Corporation
W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals. We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.