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Finalists Announced for 2023 Young Professionals Awards

August 31, 2023

The finalists were recently announced for the 8th Annual Young Professional Awards hosted by the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce. Awards are presented to local young professionals in 12 award categories including the Intern of the Year category sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies. The Young Professional Awards recognize the rising stars helping to move our region forward.…

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BH GUARD Committed to Supporting Wilkes-Barre Community

August 30, 2023

The Citizens' Voice highlighted the impact that Highmark Health's new return-to-the-office policy will have on downtown Wilkes-Barre businesses as more employees return to the area. The article notes that Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, another large downtown employer, implemented similar policies earlier this year. Beyond the benefit of GUARD's employees patronizing downtown businesses, GUARD continues to recruit and hire locally,…

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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies’ Members

July 26, 2023

A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “aa-” (Superior) of WestGUARD Insurance Company, AmGUARD Insurance Company, EastGUARD Insurance Company, NorGUARD Insurance Company and AZGUARD Insurance Company (Omaha, NE), which operate under an intercompany pooling agreement. These companies are members of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (GUARD) and are domiciled in…

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BH GUARD Employees Participate in Day of Caring

June 2, 2023

The United Way of Wyoming Valley held its 30th annual Day of Caring recently with volunteers across the area undertaking community service projects to benefit local nonprofits and charities. Among the more than 640 volunteers who took part in the event were numerous Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies employees. Karen Stempowski, Benefits and Employee Relations Manager, has represented Berkshire Hathaway…

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Hartman Discusses Storm Protection and Coverage for Downed Trees

March 29, 2023

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Vice President of Marketing and Communications Elizabeth Hartman recently spoke with The Mercury News about storm protection and insurance coverage for downed trees. The article offers advice on reducing the risks of damage to life and property from downed trees, as well as guidance on tree removal. Hartman, along with other industry experts, discusses what insurance typically…

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Carr Speaks on the Impact of Digital Coworkers

December 14, 2022

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD's Vice President of Insurance Support Services, Cathy Carr, provided her thoughts recently on a promising new technology for the insurance industry. Roots Automation has developed advanced, intelligent digital coworkers for the insurance industry that ingest and analyze both structured and unstructured data to work seamlessly with a company's human workforce. Carr said, "Insurance companies have a desperate…

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Elias-Newman Elected NWCRA Chairperson

October 31, 2022

Marisue Elias-Newman, Esq. was recently elected Chairperson for the National Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association (NWCRA) Board of Directors at its 2022 annual meeting. The NWCRA is a contractual reinsurance pooling mechanism among participating carriers that provides an arrangement to comply with the state statutes and the Workers’ Compensation insurance plans for assigned risk business. Elias-Newman, who was elected to the…

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Finalists Announced for 2022 Young Professionals Awards

September 15, 2022

The finalists were recently announced for the 7th Annual Young Professional Awards hosted by the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce. Awards are presented to local young professionals in 12 award categories including the Intern of the Year category sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies. The Young Professional Awards recognize the rising stars helping to move our region forward.…

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BH GUARD Sees Reduction in Accidents with Cars Equipped with SDS Active Driver Assistance System

September 2, 2022

Safe Drive Systems (SDS) recently announced the results of a three-year pilot project conducted by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies. In 2018, SDS’s anti-collision radar solution was installed in 585 vehicles operated by 40 commercial fleets insured by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, and they were driven for a total of 1.2 million miles. The pilot clearly demonstrated the value…

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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies’ Members

June 22, 2022

A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “aa-” (Superior) of WestGUARD Insurance Company, AmGUARD Insurance Company, EastGUARD Insurance Company, NorGUARD Insurance Company and AZGUARD Insurance Company (Omaha, NE), which operate under an intercompany pooling agreement. These companies are members of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (GUARD) and are domiciled in…

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