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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds Missouri, Washington, Wisconsin for Home Coverage

July 17, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has added Missouri, Washington and Wisconsin to the list of states where the insurer offers its homeowners insurance product. With the expansion to the three new states, the company offers personal lines products in 15 states. GUARD’s product targets dwellings valued over $75,000 and includes one- to four-family residences, renters and condo units (both owner-occupied…

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Many downtown W-B employees continue working remotely

June 19, 2020

Working from home is still strongly encouraged under Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan and that’s what many office workers in downtown Wilkes-Barre will continue to do after Luzerne County enters the green phase Friday. Berkshire Hathaway GUARD insurance Companies’ employees also continue to work remotely, except for a few essential staff, said spokeswoman Elizabeth Hartman. “We have found that our…

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

March 27, 2020

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 domiciled in Wilkes-Barre,…

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Warren Buffet Recognizes Berkshire Hathaway GUARD, Wilkes-Barre, and Sy Foguel

February 24, 2020

Warren Buffett complimented GUARD and our city of Wilkes-Barre, and singled out our CEO and President, Sy Foguel, as a Berkshire Hathaway star! Buffett released his shareholder letter of the year recently and discussed Berkshire Hathaway’s results of 2019. Foguel, head of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, was recognized for growing premium by 379% since 2012 to $1.9 billion. Read the full…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Offering Commercial Package Coverage in Michigan

February 6, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Michigan to the list of states where the insurer offers its Commercial Package Policy. The product includes Commercial Property featuring limits up to $120 million per location with an enhanced causes of loss form, including built-in equipment breakdown and inland marine coverages as well as crime coverage; General Liability with base limits of $1 million to $6 million, with…

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Smart Choice Puts Carrier Spotlight on Berkshire Hathaway GUARD

January 3, 2020

Smart Choice Magazine recently published its 25th Anniversary issue. As part of this special issue celebrating 25 years of agency and carrier partnerships, Smart Choice highlighted Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in its Carrier Spotlight. The Carrier Spotlight gave us an opportunity to talk about our favorite aspects of working with Smart Choice, the unique products we offer Smart Choice agency partners,…

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BH GUARD Named One of NEPA’s Best Places to Work 2019

December 15, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies was recently recognized as a silver award winner in the Times Leader's NEPA Best Places to Work 2019 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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AI and IoT in Commercial Insurance: An Interview with Sy Foguel

October 27, 2019

By David Schapiro Sy Foguel, CEO and President of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies discusses AI and IoT in Commercial Insurance with David Schapiro, co-founder of Planck – a provider of AI based data analytics for commercial insurance. Interviewer’s note: I have known Sy for many years, but this was the first time we exclusively discussed his thoughts on cutting edge technology relevant for the insurance…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Offering Commercial Package Coverage in New Jersey

September 12, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently added their Commercial Package product in New Jersey. This offering includes: Commercial Property with limits up to $120 million per location with an enhanced causes of loss form which includes built-in equipment breakdown and inland marine coverages as well as crime coverage; General Liability with base limits of $1 million to $6 million with even higher limits considered; Employment-Related Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI);…

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Controlling Workers’ Comp Costs: Tips for Your Commercial Clients

September 3, 2019

Business owners large and small understand that controlling expenses is an important part of their success, and insurance premiums are part of that equation. Since workers’ compensation is a “must-have” for most employers (meaning, it’s required by law), what steps can be taken to control these insurance costs? First, What Not to Do!Don’t let your clients sacrifice quality coverage for…

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