Vela Value - Why Partner with Us?

For more than 25 years, we have cultivated strong relationships with our broker partners and shown our commitment to an evolving Excess & Surplus Lines industry by listening and responding to the needs of our customers.

Our Specialized Excess and Surplus Lines Market Segments

Vela Insurance Services provides specialized Excess and Surplus Lines Casualty and Professional Liability insurance solutions in the following four market segments. We offer national service and local knowledge to our exclusive wholesale broker network and the businesses they serve.

Velocity Small Business

Vela’s Velocity team provides insurance solutions with expedited response times for small business operations with revenues up to $2,000,000.


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Our broad construction offering encompasses a solution-oriented approach designed to meet the demands of a competitive marketplace.


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Specialty Casualty

Vela’s Specialty Casualty segment delivers customized protection for a broad range of classes and hard-to-place exposures within the Manufacturing and Service Sectors.


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Professional Liability

We are a top Surplus Lines provider of Miscellaneous Professional and Technology Liability, with an intuitive portal, for an abundance of classes.


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Vela Value

Vela provides our exclusive network of wholesale brokers with a single source of comprehensive resources to meet their clients’ needs. We are an Excess & Surplus lines problem solver, consistently thinking outside of the box, providing innovative Casualty and Professional solutions. Responsiveness and speed to market are cornerstones of the wholesale brokers experience partnering with Vela. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff offer unique solutions for complex risks which earns Vela a strong reputation in the marketplace.

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The Advantages of Partnering with Vela

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We are so excited to announce that the 2023 Frank McGovern Award of Excellence Winner has been awarded to Leah Dominy! Frank, who passed in 2015, challenged his colleagues to grow every day. This award is designed to appreciate what Frank termed “underwriting IQ” – passion, mentorship, relationship building, integrity, and the desire to be a lifelong student of the insurance industry. Leah exemplifies all these qualities and more, and we are so proud to have her as a leader in our organization. Join us in congratulating Leah on this well-deserved recognition!

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VelaConnect gives you the power to view detailed policy information, send loss runs to yourself and others, view forms and endorsements, and download billing statements.​ Access at any time from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.​

Vela smallBiz - Need a Quick Small Business Professional Liability Quote?

Vela smallBiz is an exclusive small account facility, available 24/7. Quote, bind and issue a policy in minutes for a broad range of over 300 Miscellaneous Professional Liability classes. Contact your Underwriter or Risk Specialist for more information or email Karen Penney. Access smallBiz through VelaConnect to get started today!

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The Power of Berkley

Vela is one of the 55+ (re)insurance businesses worldwide that comprise the Berkley brand. Berkley is one of America’s largest commercial lines property casualty insurance providers, operating worldwide within two segments of the P&C insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess. Each business offers expertise within an industry, product, or region.


Vela is a member of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is part of the S&P 500. W. R. Berkley Corporation’s insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior), Financial Size Category XV by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s.


Berkley’s competitive advantage lies in its long-term strategy of decentralized operations. This structure provides each Berkley business the agility of a small business—the ability to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. It provides our Berkley businesses with the strength and resources of a Fortune 500 organization as well as the financial accountability and incentives to attract and retain the highest-caliber professionals.


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