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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds Lawyers Professional Liability Program

March 23, 2016

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies is now offering a lawyers professional liability policy in California, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and the District of Columbia with ten more states planned in 2016. Available as either a complement to other policies or on a standalone basis, lawyers professional liability is designed to protect against financial losses due to negligence, errors, or…

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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD

February 4, 2016

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings of “aa-” of WestGUARD Insurance Company, AmGUARD Insurance Company, EastGUARD Insurance Company and NorGUARD Insurance Company, which operate under an intercompany pooling agreement. These companies are members of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (GUARD) and domiciled in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The outlook for all ratings…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Names Important Staff Appointments and Promotions

August 21, 2015

As a result of expansion, a number of important staff appointments and promotions have been made. Read our press releases to learn more. Traci Herring Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Cos. has named Traci Herring a senior field representative in Northern California. Herring is responsible for identifying prospects for appointments while providing information about available resources and new developments to existing…

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GUARD Supports United Way with $96,878 Donation

April 11, 2014

GUARD held another successful United Way campaign. The employees’ goal was to raise at least $60,000 to aid specific programs at member agencies – a target exceeded by over $5,000. Overall, GUARD’s staff raised $65,085 (including 63 Leadership Givers who contributed at least $500). Combined with GUARD’s corporate match of $31,793, the total donation to the United Way was $96,878.

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A.M. Best Upgrades 2013 Ratings of GUARD Members

January 24, 2013

A.M. Best Co. has upgraded the financial strength rating to A+ (Superior) from A- (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings to “aa-” from “a-” of NorGUARD Insurance Company, AmGUARD Insurance Company, EastGUARD Insurance Company and WestGUARD Insurance Company, which operate under an intercompany pooling agreement. All ratings have been removed from under review with positive implications and assigned a stable outlook.…

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Acquisition of GUARD by National Indemnity Company (a Subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.) Completed

October 26, 2012

Investor Warren Buffet’s company has completed its acquisition of Guard Insurance Group Inc., the Wilkes-Barre-based insurer announced Thursday. Carl Witkowski, Guard’s chief operating officer, said the deal will provide Guard with additional capital to expand its national business and potentially increase hiring locally. Witkowski said Guard, which specializes in small- to medium-sized commercial property and casualty accounts, has doubled the…

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