Ansay & Associates to bring new Workplace Violence program solution to market with Berkley Program Specialists and Dais Technology Inc.

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

Workplace violence is an unfortunate reality for many businesses, large and small, city to rural.  Berkley’s new Workplace Violence Protection insurance program can help insure those businesses against the devastating effects of workplace violence and provide insureds the expertise to guide them through these complicated events.  With up to 10 different coverages and off-premise extensions available, the Berkley Workplace Violence program can cover businesses of all shapes and sizes.  “Insurers are trusted to help businesses in their greatest times of need,” said Ansay & Associates CED Mike Ansay. “Bringing this combined insurance and services solution quickly to our customers and agents continues this solemn responsibility and commitment.” Berkley’s program can provide partners with specific expertise who can help insureds make the right decisions in their time of need.  

Berkley Program Specialists has chosen to collaborate with Dais, a tech solution innovator, on this Workplace Violence Protection program to develop ‘quote-to-issue’ capabilities that provide agents with simple to use technology for immediate implementation. 

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

“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‘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.”


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

Products and services may be provided by one or more insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation.  Not all such products and services are available in every jurisdiction, and the precise coverage afforded by any insurer is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies as issued. Berkley Program Specialists is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.  


About Dais Technology Inc.

Dais provides a digital insurance platform which makes it easy to create, sell, and deliver insurance products online. 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