William J. Benecke

Executive Vice President & Chief Claims Officer

Mr. William J. Benecke currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY). He began his insurance career with Ohio Casualty Insurance Group in Hamilton, OH and Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Benecke has been employed in the Claims Department for Philadelphia Insurance Companies since 1990. He was promoted from a Senior Claims Examiner to the position of Claims Manager in 1992, to Vice President of Claims in 1993, to Senior Vice President of Claims in 1999, and in 2008 he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Claims Officer. He has executive oversight responsibilities for the Claims, Risk Management Services, and Compliance departments. Mr. Benecke is responsible for the claims processing, reserving, and settlement practices of the Company's National Claims Operations. Under Mr. Benecke's leadership, he and his claims team have received, processed, managed, and settled over one million claims valued in excess of $10 billion.

Mr. Benecke holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University and he earned an Associate in Claims from the Insurance Institute of America. He continues his insurance studies as a candidate for the CPCU and RPLU designations. Mr. Benecke is married with three sons and resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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