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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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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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BH GUARD Now Offering Homeowners Coverage in Maryland

February 22, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Maryland to the list of states where the insurer offers its Homeowners product. From single-family homes to multi-family dwellings to condominium units, rentals, lessors/landlords, and even home-sharing services (e.g., Airbnb), Berkshire Hathaway GUARD aims to bridge the gap between personal and commercial coverage by providing insurance solutions for 21st century living. Berkshire Hathaway GUARD's…

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BH GUARD Wins Five-Star Excellence in Worker’s Comp Award

February 12, 2021

Insurance Business America (IBA) Magazine recently awarded Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies its Five-Star Excellence Award in Worker's Compensation. To select award recipients, IBA enlisted the expertise of the industry’s top experts. Throughout a 15-week process, IBA conducted one-on-one interviews with specialist brokers and surveyed thousands more to gain a keen understanding of what insurance professionals think of current market…

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BH GUARD Expands Its Lawyers Professional Liability Product to CO, KY, and NE

February 11, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it has expanded the list of states where the company offers its Lawyers Professional Liability product to include Colorado, Kentucky, and Nebraska. Like other professionals who provide a service, lawyers are at risk for liability exposure. An unintended act, error, or omission while performing the job could impact the outcome of an important lawsuit, cause undue hardship for…

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BH GUARD Now Offering Homeowners Coverage in Georgia and Utah

January 13, 2021

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Georgia and Utah to the list of states where the insurer offers its Homeowners product. With these additions, the company now offers its Personal Lines products in 22 states with plans for further expansion throughout the year. GUARD's product targets dwellings valued over $75,000 and includes 1-to-4 family residences, renters, and condo units "With the…

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BH GUARD Selects IMS for Telematics Program

December 10, 2020

IMS, a subsidiary of Trak Global Group (TGG) and one of the world’s top three providers of connected car data solutions to insurers, mobility operators, and governments, is pleased to announce they have been selected by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, for a new commercial fleet insurance program, TrackMRI (Monitor, React, Improve). “Our fleet manager customers have limited time for research…

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BH GUARD Adds Architects & Engineers Professional Liability in Three New States

October 30, 2020

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 Colorado, Kansas, and Wisconsin. With these three states, the company now offers this line in half the United 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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Professional Liability in a Pandemic

October 28, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD's Vice President of Programs and Professional Liability Joseph Lincks recently gave his thoughts to Rough Notes regarding how agents can help clients manage risk during these unusual times. Lincks said, “[Agents] should encourage their clients to use available value-added risk management services to help navigate these unprecedented times.” For more from Lincks and other insurance industry experts…

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