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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of GUARD Members

March 21, 2019

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 and NorGUARD Insurance Company, which operate under an intercompany pooling agreement. These companies are members of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (GUARD) and domiciled in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The outlook of these Credit…

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The secret behind Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies’ growth

March 21, 2019

Insurers searching for the best tried-and-tested methods to scale their business need look no further than Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, a fast-growing trailblazer in the US insurance market. Since its founding in 1983, GUARD companies have gone from strength to strength and today…the business stands as a prominent subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway…. In fact, in 2017, the group issued…

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GUARD Partners With Planck to Create Full Digital Underwriting for Their Commercial Lines

March 7, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies announced today a new partnership with Planck, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven data platform for commercial insurance. This partnership will allow GUARD to expedite its digital underwriting initiatives for its small and medium business segment. As part of GUARD's ongoing efforts to enhance its strong relationships with agents and provide the best fit for its customers'…

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Triple+ and GUARD Partner on Smart Water Leak Prevention Pilot Project

February 28, 2019

Triple+, a leader in IoT technology solutions for water leak damage prevention, has announced a pilot project with Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies. Water damage is the second most common insurance property claim in the US after hail and wind damage, and billions of dollars are spent in claims and repairing damages annually. GUARD aims to reduce these costs for customers…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adding Commercial Package Coverage

February 26, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies is adding a Commercial Package product that will include coverages for Property, General Liability, Umbrella, and Employment-Related Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI).  According to GUARD CEO Sy Foguel, "An early April Pennsylvania launch is anticipated with other states to follow.  Our goal is to become a 'One Stop Shop' for our agents and their insureds, so…

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A Well-Oiled Machine – Berkshire Hathaway GUARD shifts gears smoothly to drive costs down and profits up

December 28, 2018

It’s a long way from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Tel Aviv, the business capital of Israel, and it’s a journey Sy Foguel made many times while assuming the top post at the Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies. Since accepting the position in 2007, Foguel has combined sound actuarial principles with an unerring market sense to produce results that are nothing short…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Writing Homeowners Policies in PA

January 9, 2018

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has begun offering Homeowners and complementary Personal Umbrella coverage in Pennsylvania. According to GUARD CEO Sy Foguel, "We have always relied upon independent agents to deliver our policies to consumers, so our goal is to feature products that fill a need within their offices. We believe our Homeowners coverage, which provides the same high level…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies Buys New Wilkes-Barre Building

November 2, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Co. has purchased the Wilkes-Barre Center building on Public Square as it expands its national headquarters in the city’s downtown, officials announced Wednesday. The company expansion project is expected to create a total of 285 new family-sustaining jobs over a three-year period, bringing GUARD’s employment base in the city to 726 by Aug. 31, 2019. During…

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Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 285 New Jobs Through Expansion of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Headquarters in Wilkes-Barre

November 1, 2017

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Berkshire Hathaway GUARD (GUARD), a commercial property and casualty insurance company, will expand its national headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, and create 285 new Pennsylvania jobs. "This project is a big win for Wilkes-Barre, both now and in the future," said Governor Wolf. "Major employers like GUARD recognizing the advantages and growth potential of Wilkes-Barre…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Closes Deal to Buy Wilkes-Barre Building; New Jobs on the Way

November 1, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance didn’t have to look beyond the city for its new corporate headquarters, but it did consider other locations before deciding on a largely empty high-rise building downtown. The company ended months of speculation Wednesday, announcing it closed a deal to buy the Wilkes-Barre Center at 39 Public Square. A sales price was not disclosed. The move…

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