Barry Klein

Barry Klein

CEO, Ultimate Insurance Links

Contact Info

Ultimate Insurance Links
Phone: (818) 381–2416


G. Barry Klein, CPCU, CLU, contributes articles on risk and insurance history for He likes to say that he really doesn't have any interest in insurance history, he's just been around long enough to remember it all.

Mr. Klein started in the insurance industry in 1959, working in a family agency. He received a bachelor's degree in insurance from San Diego State and did graduate work in insurance at UCLA. He was in the retail insurance agency business, writing industrial commercial lines accounts, until he sold his last agency in the early 1980s to develop QuickRate, the first national commercial lines rating system. Mr. Klein has been in the automation side of insurance ever since.

As an avocation, Barry maintains the Ultimate Insurance Links website, at either or, the oldest, largest, and best-maintained set of insurance links on the Web.

Expert Commentary

Date Article
Jul 2001 The World's First Insurance Company
Jun 2001 The Great Fire of London