At CapSpecialty, we are committed to being the preferred specialty insurance provider for small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S.

We have a keen understanding of what matters most to specialty insurance and surety agents and brokers. We know how important it is to manage risk in today's increasingly competitive and fast-moving environment. By being especially responsive, recognizing unique opportunities and embracing action, we serve our select group of partners with unwavering focus. With an entrepreneurial spirit, our agile specialists look at risk differently, underwrite carefully and, together with our partners, find unmatched solutions.

We have cultivated a national presence with offices throughout the country, which furthers our personal approach to business and helps foster our partner relationships. We are proud members and supporters of professional insurance and surety organizations such as NASBP, PLUS and WSIA.


Founded in 1959 in Madison,


Rated A "Excellent"
by A.M. Best


A Berkshire Hathaway Company

Financials & Reports

Capitol Insurance Companies was founded in 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin and rebranded to CapSpecialty in 2014.

Our operating companies, Capitol Indemnity Corporation, Capitol Specialty Insurance Corporation and Platte River Insurance Company are rated A "Excellent" by A. M. Best. We are an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

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CapSpecialty is always looking for ambitious, curious, fun and hardworking candidates who are driven by creative problem solving and are excited by new challenges.

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We are an engaged team that recognizes unique opportunities, values relationships and provides clear underwriting solutions. We are proud to have a leadership team of industry experts who embody and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit.

Meet the Team

CapSpecialty is hiring a QA Specialist to support our Actuarial and IT staff by formulating and executing test plans of system rating and downstream data. This work includes generation of test reports and detailed testing documentation. Read more here: