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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of BH GUARD Insurance Companies’ Members

April 20, 2021

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A+ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “aa-” 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 Wilkes-Barre,…

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Lincks Discusses Professional Liability Market with Rough Notes

April 9, 2021

Rough Notes recently explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Professional Liability insurance market. Among the industry experts consulted for the piece was Joseph Lincks, vice president of programs and professional liability for Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies. According to Lincks, “The professional liability market is experiencing a firming of rates, but the trend is driven by segments…

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BH GUARD Employees Discuss Pros & Cons of Working from Home

March 1, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD's Lynn Dobrowolski, Elizabeth Hartman and Bill Orasin recently talked to the Times Leader about the pros and cons of working from home during the coronavirus pandemic as well as the company's plans for a cautious, phased return to the workplace. Read the full article from the Times Leader.

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BH GUARD’s Architects & Engineers Professional Liability Now Available in 26 States Including New Mexico

February 26, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it has expanded the list of states the company offers its Architects and Engineers Professional Liability product to include New Mexico. With its most recent addition, the company now offers this line in 26 states. An unintended error or omission while performing the job could have serious consequences for a business. Due to perceived – or…

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BH GUARD Now Offering Homeowners Coverage in Maryland

February 22, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Maryland to the list of states where the insurer offers its Homeowners product. From single-family homes to multi-family dwellings to condominium units, rentals, lessors/landlords, and even home-sharing services (e.g., Airbnb), Berkshire Hathaway GUARD aims to bridge the gap between personal and commercial coverage by providing insurance solutions for 21st century living. Berkshire Hathaway GUARD's…

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BH GUARD Wins Five-Star Excellence in Worker’s Comp Award

February 12, 2021

Insurance Business America (IBA) Magazine recently awarded Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies its Five-Star Excellence Award in Worker's Compensation. To select award recipients, IBA enlisted the expertise of the industry’s top experts. Throughout a 15-week process, IBA conducted one-on-one interviews with specialist brokers and surveyed thousands more to gain a keen understanding of what insurance professionals think of current market…

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BH GUARD Expands Its Lawyers Professional Liability Product to CO, KY, and NE

February 11, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it has expanded the list of states where the company offers its Lawyers Professional Liability product to include Colorado, Kentucky, and Nebraska. Like other professionals who provide a service, lawyers are at risk for liability exposure. An unintended act, error, or omission while performing the job could impact the outcome of an important lawsuit, cause undue hardship for…

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BH GUARD Now Offering Homeowners Coverage in Georgia and Utah

January 13, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Georgia and Utah to the list of states where the insurer offers its Homeowners product. With these additions, the company now offers its Personal Lines products in 22 states with plans for further expansion throughout the year. GUARD's product targets dwellings valued over $75,000 and includes 1-to-4 family residences, renters, and condo units "With the…

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BH GUARD Named One of NEPA’s Best Places to Work 2020

December 24, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies was recently recognized as a gold award winner in the Times Leader's NEPA Best Places to Work 2020 supplement. We are honored to receive this award and proud to contribute to the future of the Wyoming Valley. Read more at the Times Leader.

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BH GUARD Selects IMS for Telematics Program

December 10, 2020

IMS, a subsidiary of Trak Global Group (TGG) and one of the world’s top three providers of connected car data solutions to insurers, mobility operators, and governments, is pleased to announce they have been selected by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, for a new commercial fleet insurance program, TrackMRI (Monitor, React, Improve). “Our fleet manager customers have limited time for research…

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