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Beringer & Associates

Liability Program Management

Best's Recommended Expert Service Providers - Insurance Experts


4250 Park Newport, Suite 308, Newport Beach, California 92660-6050

Established: 2000

Qualified Member Since: 2018


About Us

In January 2000, Mr. Beringer established Beringer & Associates. Later he was to hold positions including CEO/President of Plexus Total Risk Management, Inc., and as a Licensed Senior Director of Creative Solutions SPC (a Cayman Segregated Portfolio Company).

Mr. Beringer served as Liability Program Manager for ICRMA and BICEP (municipal risk management programs involving 23 cities in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Ventura County). His services included handling significant exposures through his client's self-insured retention and reinsurance’s attachment to $30.0 million.

Before 2000, Mr. Beringer directed litigation on behalf of Specialty Risk Services, Twin City Fire Insurance, and Hartford Fire Insurance Company. Employment in the insurance industry, starting with the Automobile Club of Southern California from 1969 to 1982, as a Senior Litigation Manager. He continued his experience in the insurance industry with Industrial Indemnity (Litigation Specialist), Great American (Regional Litigation Manager), and Western International Insurance Company (Director of Litigation) until 2000.


Firm Highlights

I have evaluated insurance coverage matters, including Cumis conflict cases, since 1970. Case coverage evaluations have included auditing legal fees, liability and damages, CGL Coverage A and B, E&O, EPLI, MOUs, and Cayman Captive risk and funding documents. The evaluations have been performed on the behalf of attorneys representing individual clients, insurance carriers, reinsurance carriers, Captives, and municipalities.


How We Offer Value

The value that I offer is a constructive opinion with accurate and cited sources. The opinion is rendered with an eye to the client's interests and to provide information to facilitate settlement discussions to be conducted.


Awards

  • He was issued a personal commendation by Ramani Ayer, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of The Hartford; a personal citation by the City of Tustin; an award by the Korean Insurance Agents & Brokers Association of America; the California CPA Society and the Minister for Inland Marine Insurance for the Peoples Republic of China.

Services Rendered

  • Liability Program Management
  • Municipality Liability Program Management
  • JPA Management
  • Alternative Risk Transfer
  • Expert Witness
  • Attorney Fee Analysis
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Claim System Analysis
  • Reinsurance
  • Workers' Compensation Analysis
  • FEHA Liability and Captive Management


Qualifications

Mr. Beringer has worked with clients in the reinsurance, self insurance and insurance contract venues perfecting coverage from primary, reinsurance and excess policies, Errors and Omissions, Workers' Compensation, General Liability, Tax Practitioners and professional services contracts. He holds an appointment with the Chinese government's Ministry of Inland Marine, and a personal commendation from the CEO/President of The Hartford.


Professional Memberships

  • Approved consultant by the Round Table Group and the Gerson Lehrman Consulting Group)
  • Founding Fellow of the Council on Litigation Management (previously the Council on Ethical Billing)

Service Area

International, to English speaking countries.


Personnel Information

Principal


John M. Beringer, Jr.

Commendations: Mr. Beringer was issued a personal commendation by Ramani Ayer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Hartford; a personal commendation by the City of Tustin; commendation by the Korean Insurance Agents & Brokers Association of America; the California CPA Society and the Minister for Inland Marine Insurance for the Peoples Republic of China.

Mr. Beringer worked in the insurance industry for 30 plus years as a Litigation Manager for various insurance carriers, including Specialty Risk Services (Hartford), Industrial Indemnity, Great American and Western International. For the past 12 plus years, as Principal of B&A, B&A has been engaged by American Insurance Group, Swiss RE and Sterling Insurance Company for carrier review preceding the attachment of E&O and/or reinsurance attachment; by Atlantic Surety & Indemnity for reinsurance/policy analysis; A.B. Lexman SPC for formation of reinsurance and program presentation to Regulators and JPJ Reinsurance SPC for a commodity transfer reinsurance program. 

In 2000 B&A was requested to assist with the Reliance Insurance Company's run off for their self-insured and large deductible programs, including trucking, airlines and other various risks. Mr. Beringer was also engaged by Plexi Insurance Services, an insurance brokerage, for support of underwriting submissions for Workers' Compensation and other risks.

High Profile Cases

Case Title: Dorn Homes vs. United Specialty Insurance Company
Dominant Issue: Insurance Coverage, Construction Defect, Cumis analysis
Case Title: Glaser Well vs. Baptiste
Dominant Issue: Reasonable Attorney Fees in Private Litigation
Case Title: People of the State of California vs. Kenneth Thompson
Dominant Issue: Insurance Fraud, Insurance Coverage
Case Title: People of the State of California vs. Beverly Gann
Dominant Issue: Insurance Fraud, Insurance Coverage, and Prevailing Wage
Case Title: Solari vs. Brown
Dominant Issue: IRS 831 (b); Adequate Captive Shared Risk; Coverage analysis of insuring agreement
Case Title: OSHA vs. Alameda
Dominate Issue: Serious, Willful Citation

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