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Working Together. Delivering Better Outcomes.

With a sole focus on workers compensation, Key Risk works with employers to create solutions specific to their needs. Dedicated to working together to deliver better outcomes, Key Risk's local presence includes regional offices and territory-focused staff strategically located throughout our core states. We offer nationwide solutions to employers in the specialty industries of Temporary Staffing and USL&H.

Our goal is to work with Key Alliance agents and insurance clients to understand both the challenges and opportunities their organizations face.

With over 30 years of expertise and a commitment to providing personal attention, every employer insured by Key Risk is provided dedicated risk management services and access to resources from our Essentials™ Risk Management program. In the event of an injury, our Essentials Claims Management approach provides employers with efficient claim handling, jurisdictional and industry specific expertise and proven results. This personalized approach is designed to tailor workers compensation risk management and claim services to meet the individual needs of each employer supported by Key Risk.

Our Mission

Key Risk is a trusted provider of workers compensation insurance products and services dedicated to building long-term relationships with Key Alliance agencies and clients.

Through an ongoing commitment to innovation, continuous improvement and education, Key Risk attracts and retains associates with a unique blend of workers compensation expertise and a passion for excellence.

Enriching each client’s risk management strategies, we create and execute comprehensive solutions proven to protect people, support business, and exceed expectations.

A Berkley Company®

Key Risk is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior), Financial Size Category XV by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong), by S&P. Key Risk is supported by the resources of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company.

Berkley, comprised of individual operating units that serve a market defined by geography, products, services or types of customers, is a leading provider of commercial lines property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operating in the U.S., U.K., Continental Europe, South America, Canada, Mexico, Scandinavia, Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. Be sure to check out the W. R. Berkley Corporation website to explore the additional products available from W. R. Berkley member companies.

The Key Risk Difference - Our Team

Our employees are our greatest resource and define who and what we are, as well as what we can become. We attract, select, and retain people who are expert or have the ability to become experts in their field. We promote the growth and success of each employee in a manner that directly relates to the growth and success of Key Risk. Check out the career opportunities available.

Our Leadership Team

Rob Standen

Robert W. Standen, President

Rob Standen joined Key Risk in 2003. With over 25 years in the property casualty industry, he has held various management positions with two regional carriers focused on workers compensation insurance products and third-party administrative services. During his tenure at Key Risk, he has led the claims and managed care operations and has served as President since 2007.


Rebecca H. Karr, CPA, CPCU
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Michael H. Marcus
Senior Vice President Regional Operations & Chief Marketing Officer

Patricia M. Janke, SPHR
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Joseph J. Abriola
Senior Vice President & Chief Claim Officer

Greg Tardy
Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer