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PORT WASHINGTON, WI — Ansay & Associates, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Wisconsin, will be the first agent in the country to partner with Berkley Program Specialists for a new commercial insurance program, Workplace Violence Protection. This is available to Ansay & Associates’ existing commercial customers and new clients effective immediately.

Dais, a tech solution innovator, was chosen by Berkley Program Specialists to develop the ‘quote to bind’ capabilities that allows this partnership to happen.

“Our commitment to being on the forefront of technology – to truly transforming into a fully digital agency – led us to partner with Dais, which has the deepest technology in the industry,” said Ansay & Associates CEO Mike Ansay. “Our partnership led to the Internet of Insurance, the first online insurance marketplace for independent agents that allows agents, carriers and policyholders to connect in real time, 24/7, 365 days a year, through a cooperatively owned digital network.

“Building on our Internet of Insurance along with Berkley Program Specialists in this way is a strategic continuation of our digital innovation journey. This collaboration will continue to revolutionize how our business is managed and how it grows in the future.”

Workplace Violence is an unfortunate reality for many businesses, large and small, city to rural. The new technology will help insure those businesses against the devastating effects.

“Insurers are trusted to help businesses in their greatest times of need,” said Ansay. “Bringing this combined insurance and services solution quickly to our customers and agents continues this solemn responsibility and commitment.”

With up to 10 different coverages and off-premise extensions available, the Berkley Workplace Violence program covers businesses of all shapes and sizes. One of the key innovations is the included crisis management services.

In the early design phase of the program, carriers and agents alike indicated that what insureds desperately need at these devastating times are experts who know how to guide insureds through these complicated events.  Berkley’s program automatically includes partners with specific expertise who can help insureds make the right decisions in their time of need.

“With Dais’ simple quote to issue platform, agents enjoy an excellent user experience and take advantage of rich API functionality through the product lifecycle,” said Ansay & Associates Chief Development Officer Erik Mikkelson. “The ease of use is excellent. Binding a policy takes very few steps. Billing and policy documents are just a few clicks away. This is the first policy delivered through the new Operating System that can support API’s across the entire life cycle.”

Berkley was the first to deliver this innovative, digital service to the public.

“Berkley‘s commitment to product innovation is clear and with specialty crisis management partners, they are bringing together a necessary ecosystem to solve this important product gap in the marketplace,” said Jason Kolb, Dais CEO. “We have built a repeatable process for product innovation and partners like Berkley are uniquely qualified to take advantage of our distinct capabilities.”

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About Ansay & Associates:

Ansay & Associates serves over 12,000 Wisconsin businesses and 45,000 individual customers, ranking #55 on the Insurance Journal’s 2020 Top 100 P/C Agencies list. It was also named one of 2021’s “Best and Brightest Workplaces” by the National Association for Business Resources, earning a “Best of the Best” designation for medium-sized companies.

About Berkley Program Specialists:

Berkley Program Specialists, a Berkley Company®, is a leading insurance operation dedicated exclusively to program business. Berkley Program Specialists provides program administrators with underwriting authority backed by admitted and non-admitted A.M. Best A+ rated insurance paper, as well as program management expertise and, when required, reinsurance support. For more information, please visit

About Dais

Dais makes it easy to create, sell, and deliver insurance products. Carriers use Dais to quickly bring new and existing products to market through digital distribution channels. Agents use Dais to market, sell, and close business online through digital marketing, embedded insurance, and producer-enablement tools. For more information please visit

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