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AM Best 2019 Homeowners Rankings

September 24, 2020

USAA Group direct premiums written rose 10.8% from the prior year, propelling it past Liberty Mutual Insurance Cos. to become the third-largest homeowners writer in the United States in 2019, according to the AM Best ranking of the top 100 U.S. homeowners writers Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group, which for years shunned the line, saw its […]

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BH GUARD Continues Expanding Its Full Line of Professional Liability Products Across the United States

September 15, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it continued its expansion of the company’s Professional Liability products, which include coverage for Lawyers, Architects and Engineers, Accountants, and nearly 100 more classes of business. Most recently, the company has added Professional Liability for Lawyers in Alabama and New Mexico, for Accountants in Arizona and Illinois, and for Architects […]

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BH GUARD Now Offering Commercial Package Coverage in Illinois

September 14, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Illinois to the list of states where the insurer offers its Commercial Package Policy. 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 […]

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Offering Accountants Professional Liability in PA

July 23, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently announced it added Pennsylvania to the list of states where the insurer offers its Accountants Professional Liability product. “We continue to expand our portfolio to supply our network of independent agents with quality products that enable them to grow,” said Sy Foguel, Berkshire Hathaway GUARD CEO. “In 2016, we […]

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds Missouri, Washington, Wisconsin for Home Coverage

July 17, 2020

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies has added Missouri, Washington and Wisconsin to the list of states where the insurer offers its homeowners insurance product. With the expansion to the three new states, the company offers personal lines products in 15 states. GUARD’s product targets dwellings valued over $75,000 and includes one- to four-family residences, renters […]

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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies’ Members

March 27, 2020

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 […]

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Smart Choice Puts Carrier Spotlight on Berkshire Hathaway GUARD

January 3, 2020

Smart Choice Magazine recently published its 25th Anniversary issue. As part of this special issue celebrating 25 years of agency and carrier partnerships, Smart Choice highlighted Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in its Carrier Spotlight. The Carrier Spotlight gave us an opportunity to talk about our favorite aspects of working with Smart Choice, the unique products we […]

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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.

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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 factors driving recent rate reductions.

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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….

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