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Apr 18
Partner Spotlight: Continental Western Group

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Big "I" Nebraska's next Partner Spotlight features Continental Western Group​, one of our Gold partners.

​Since 1886, Continental Western Group® (CWG) has specialized in commercial insurance and has been proud to work to understand our clients' unique businesses. We are committed to partnering with our agents and customers to provide coverage written specifically to their needs. We understand businesses are not cookie cutter and believe insurance shouldn't be either. Throughout our Midwestern footprint, CWG provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of your unique commercial business.

About CWG​

A trusted insurance provider, Continental Western Group® (CWG) offers a broad array of commercial insurance products throughout our midwestern footprint.

We believe personal relationships deliver the best outcomes, and are committed to becoming the preferred insurance solutions provider by offering direct access to decision-makers, experienced underwriting and claims professionals, and responsive support.​

Nelligan_Tim.jpg​​“The team at CWG works every day to create deeper more meaningful relationships with our agency partners. We believe this is how we can truly Find Greater together for our shared customers.”

- Tim Nelligan, CPCU, President of CWG

About Berkley

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property and casualty insurance providers.  Each of the Berkley companies, or operating units, within Berkley participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about an industry, product, or territory.  Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our Berkley companies 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 leadership 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.

Berkley's insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by AM Best Company and A+ (Strong) by S&P. For more information about Berkley, please visit

CWG_weredifferent.jpgTarget Markets

At a high level, CWG is designed to create deeper relationships with our customers and agency partners. We serve a wide range of customer vertical markets from agribusiness and manufacturing to construction and retailers. 

The CWG footprint is focused within 13 Midwestern states and has the ability to write for many of our target markets in 40 states. Our associates live and work throughout our footprint, and are engrained in the communities in which we serve. ​

Most importantly, at CWG, we underwrite to the individual customer, not just a class of business. This is how we all win.

General Liability | Property | Workers' Compensation | Commercial Auto | Motor Carrier | Umbrella | Cyber Liability | Employment Practices Liability | Excess Liability | Small Commercial Package​

Specialty Lines

Continental Western Group has built several specialty programs for businesses and entities that fall outside of traditional insurance programs. CWG understands that in certain industries, customers need a provider that will focus on their unique needs.

Our Specialty Lines include:

  • Fire/EMS Pak: Specialty insurance program designed to address the highly technical and hazardous nature of services provided by fire departments and emergency medical services organizations provide.
  • Public Entity PAK: Specialty insurance program designed to address the unique nature of small public entities and special districts.
  • Telecommunications: From telephone and cable companies to internet and cellular providers, the CWG Telecommunications program is designed for rural communities. This program bundles property, general liability, business auto, inland marine, and crime coverage in one simple and convenient policy.


In today's world, it's not a matter of if, but when a company will be faced with an insurance claim. When an insured does experience a covered loss, they can trust our knowledgeable claim team to provide outstanding service. ​

From property specialists who are ready to travel at a moment's notice, to our nationally award-winning Workers Recovery Unit, we are there to guide insureds through the entire claims process, and to partner with agents to provide expertise, resources, and superior claim service.

Risk Services

At CWG, our priority is protecting our customer's business operations, employees and customers. We work as extensions of their operation, developing effective risk management solutions based on the unique needs and concerns of each customer – not a pre-established checklist.​​

Our team of customer-focused advisors and technicians have the knowledge and technical expertise to help manage risk, reduce the potential for losses, and let customers focus on the business of business.

​Best Places to Work

Best Places To Work Logo.pngThe culture of CWG is one of inclusion and thoughtful recognition that by creating an environment that allows our associates to use their expertise to grow both personally and professionally, knowing this is how we all see greater outcomes. As such, CWG has adopted a brand philosophy of “Find Greater". We accomplish this by creating an environment where our associates are enabled and supported to challenge the status quo to ensure we do what is right for our customers and our associates.

CWG was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance 2020 by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work, and help their companies grow.​​

Nelligan_Tim.jpg​“By empowering our associates to do what is right, we create an environment that values accountability and thrives on personal and professional development.” ​

- Di Taylor, AIC, CPCU, MBA, 
Sr. VP Field Sales & Distribution​ at CWG

​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. Most recently, we have supported organizations across our 13 state footprint including United Way, Habitat for Humanity, NAMI, JDRF, and multiple local food-related organizations including local pantries and Feeding America.

Continental Western Group, in partnership with 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.​

Finding Greater

We are committed to using our collective talents, knowledge, and unique perspective to find innovative solutions. We find solutions that others can't or won't. That's the magic of our team.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our agency partners and remind you that our commitment is to continue to Find Greater for you and our shared customers for years to come.​

IIAN is proud to have Continental Western Group as one of our top partners!​ To learn more about CWG and what they can offer you, click here to visit their website.​​

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