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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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BH GUARD Achieves Agility and Decision Automation with Sapiens

October 25, 2021

Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, announced today that Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (GUARD), a national Property & Casualty insurer, has achieved important benefits thanks to Sapiens Decision’s business logic management tools. GUARD started by moving selection and pricing guidelines for perils in their Business Owner Policy lines to…

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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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