News: Technology

AI and IoT in Commercial Insurance: An Interview with Sy Foguel

October 27, 2019

By David Schapiro Sy Foguel, CEO and President of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies discusses AI and IoT in Commercial Insurance with David Schapiro, co-founder of Planck – a provider of AI based data analytics for commercial insurance. Interviewer’s note: I have known Sy for many years, but this was the first time we exclusively discussed his thoughts on cutting edge […]

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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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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. As part of GUARD’s ongoing efforts to enhance its strong relationships with agents and provide the best fit for its customers’ needs, this initiative will allow GUARD to optimize its underwriting process, generating better quotes, faster. Planck’s AI creates accurate underwriting insights based on all data available online and offline, through its proprietary technology.

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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 and the company through the utilization of unique end-to-end water leak damage prevention systems. In the pilot project, GUARD will offer new and existing customers Triple+ product lines at discounted prices.

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GUARD Recognized Among Model Carriers

May 12, 2007

GUARD Insurance Group, a Workers’ Compensation specialist based in downtown Wilkes-Barre, was selected by Celent, LLC., to be featured in a 2007 Model Carrier Report that highlights case studies of effective usage of modern technology in insurance. GUARD’s Agency Service Center (ASC) was recognized as a “Model Carrier Component” for providing insurance agents and brokers […]

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GUARD Among Industry Technology Award Finalists

October 29, 2004

GUARD was recognized as a finalist for the 2004 A.M. Best E-Fusion Awards, a national program highlighting innovative uses of technology to address insurance business challenges. GUARD Executive Marshall Kornblatt said, “Our agents and brokers have expressed satisfaction with the power and ease of use of our Agency Service Center. We are pleased to have an independent group of our peers recognize and validate our contributions to advancing efficiencies for insurance professionals.”

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