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These homegrown companies are helping fuel economic growth in NEPA

August 26, 2019

“Led locally by the exceptional executive team of Sy Foguel, Carl Witkowski, and Eitan Ajchenbaum, Berkshire Hathaway GUARD’s decision to purchase the Wilkes-Barre Center Building on Public Square two years ago signaled the beginning of one of the most significant economic development expansions in the history of the city.” Read the full opinion piece by State Senator John Yudichak in…

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GUARD move almost complete; 700-plus working at downtown company

August 7, 2019

The move of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD operations to Public Square is nearing completion. A spokesperson for the company said the remodeling of eight of the 10 floors at GUARD Tower at 39 Public Square has been completed. The spokesperson also said more than 700 employees are now working at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in downtown Wilkes-Barre. More are expected to be…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Announces Partnership with Auto-Out®

July 25, 2019

Kitchen fires are a common occurrence fueled by the combination of everyday distractions, hot kitchen stove burners, and the grease laden environment of the kitchen. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a home fire occurs every 88 seconds and cooking is the leading cause of home fires. The Insurance Journal states that fire-related claims are also the most expensive.  Auto-Out Venthood is a stovetop fire…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Takes on Distracted Driving in Commercial Fleets

July 23, 2019

The number of auto accidents is increasing, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. Carriers are looking for ways to mitigate risk, and many are turning to technologies to help their insureds better manage their fleet and offering capabilities to improve driver safety. Berkshire Hathaway GUARD chose Safe Drive Systems (SDS) one of the few companies with a solution…that…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Offering Commercial Automobile Coverage in DE, KY, and DC

July 1, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently added a Commercial Automobile product in Delaware, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia. The company's policy is designed for local and intermediate travel exposures up to a 200-mile radius. According to CEO Sy Foguel, "We continue to expand our commercial lines portfolio nationwide to supply our network of independent agents with quality products that enable them to…

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Community Projects are Crucial Contribution

June 21, 2019

For 37 years, Leadership Wilkes-Barre has offered local business professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills while working together to strengthen their communities. According to Sy Foguel, CEO and President of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, “Berkshire Hathaway GUARD was founded and maintains a majority presence in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Our annual partnership with Leadership Wilkes-Barre has afforded many of…

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Factors Affecting Workers Compensation Insurance Efficiency and Cost

May 31, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD's Allan Kerin, Chief Actuary and Executive Vice President, wrote an article entitled "Workers Compensation Pricing Perspectives: Factors Affecting Workers Compensation Insurance Efficiency and Cost" for the May 31, 2019 edition of The Standard. The Standard is one of the most respected publications in the insurance industry and, in the article, Kerin shares his expertise on Workers Compensation pricing and the…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Partners with Wyoming Valley Art League to Support Local Artists

April 25, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently partnered with the Wyoming Valley Art League to purchase 38 works of art from local artists. The organization is noteworthy for promoting fellowship among artists, sponsoring regular art exhibits, and hosting a celebration of art at their "Sunday at the Circle" events. According to Sy Foguel, CEO and President of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD, "With…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Offering Commercial Package Coverage in Pennsylvania

April 2, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently added a Commercial Package product in Pennsylvania. This new 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…

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Leadership Wilkes-Barre projects benefit community

March 24, 2019

Leadership Wilkes-Barre is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the area, as class members are tasked with working in teams to develop influential civic projects. Among this year’s projects is Dressed to the 9s which will help organize and remodel Dress for Success Luzerne County, an organization that provides women with attire to help them secure employment. According…

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