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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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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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BH GUARD Expands Connectivity with Ivans for Workers’ Compensation Business

June 17, 2022

Ivans recently announced that Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has expanded its relationship to extend Workers’ Compensation lines connectivity via the Ivans Distribution Platform. Connecting to the platform creates a single submissions interface for quote data collection via insurtechs and agency management systems. “We are happy to work with Ivans on an API for Workers’ Compensation connecting to various agents for…

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BH GUARD: Proud Sponsor of Independent Agent Magazine

April 19, 2022

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD recently sponsored an article in Independent Agent Magazine entitled “What is Pay-As-You-Go for Workers’ Comp?” The article outlines benefits of this type of billing plan for employers and how the process works.  Read the full article at Independent Agent magazine.

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GUARD Wins IBA 5-Star Workers’ Comp 2022 Award

April 1, 2022

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has once again been selected for “Best Insurance” as part of Insurance Business America’s (IBA) 5-Star Workers’ Comp Awards for 2022. GUARD was also selected in 2021. According to IBA, “The workers’ compensation insurance segment in the United States has performed extremely well in recent years, relative to other lines of business in the hard commercial…

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BH GUARD Named One of the Best BOP Insurance Companies for 2022

March 15, 2022

AdvisorSmith recently named Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies one of the Best Businessowner's Policy (BOP) Insurance Companies for 2022. AdvisorSmith rated providers on a number of factors including financial strength, customer satisfaction, ease-of-use, and more to find the best in the industry. "When shopping for a BOP, it’s important to be aware of your business’s individual needs as well as…

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BH GUARD Featured in Independent Agent Magazine

February 18, 2022

Independent Agent magazine recently featured an article from Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies entitled "5 Steps to Controlling Work Comp Costs." The article details measures that owners of businesses large and small can take to control workers' compensation insurance costs. Read the full article at Independent Agent magazine.

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BH GUARD Now Offering Commercial Package Coverage in Seven States Including Indiana and North Carolina

December 2, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it expanded the list of states where the insurer offers its Commercial Package Policy to include Indiana and North Carolina. The product includes Commercial Property featuring limits up to $120 million per location (higher limits considered), with an enhanced causes of loss form, including built-in equipment breakdown, crime coverages as well as broad inland marine coverages; General Liability with aggregate…

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