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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 technology relevant for the insurance…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Now Offering Commercial Package Coverage in New Jersey

September 12, 2019
Commercial Package Policy Available in NJ

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently added their Commercial Package product in New Jersey. This offering includes: Commercial Property with limits up to $120 million per location with an enhanced causes of loss form which includes built-in equipment breakdown and inland marine coverages as well as crime coverage; General Liability with base limits of $1 million to $6 million with even higher limits considered; Employment-Related Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI);…

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Controlling Workers’ Comp Costs: Tips for Your Commercial Clients

September 3, 2019
Workers Comp Insurance

Business owners large and small understand that controlling expenses is an important part of their success, and insurance premiums are part of that equation. Since workers’ compensation is a “must-have” for most employers (meaning, it’s required by law), what steps can be taken to control these insurance costs? First, What Not to Do!Don’t let your clients sacrifice quality coverage for…

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These homegrown companies are helping fuel economic growth in NEPA

August 26, 2019

“Led locally by the exceptional executive team of Sy Foguel, Carl Witkowski, and Eitan Ajchenbaum, Berkshire Hathaway GUARD’s decision to purchase the Wilkes-Barre Center Building on Public Square two years ago signaled the beginning of one of the most significant economic development expansions in the history of the city.” Read the full opinion piece by State Senator John Yudichak in…

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GUARD move almost complete; 700-plus working at downtown company

August 7, 2019

The move of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD operations to Public Square is nearing completion. A spokesperson for the company said the remodeling of eight of the 10 floors at GUARD Tower at 39 Public Square has been completed. The spokesperson also said more than 700 employees are now working at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in downtown Wilkes-Barre. More are expected to be…

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Announces Partnership with Auto-Out®

July 25, 2019

Kitchen fires are a common occurrence fueled by the combination of everyday distractions, hot kitchen stove burners, and the grease laden environment of the kitchen. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a home fire occurs every 88 seconds and cooking is the leading cause of home fires. The Insurance Journal states that fire-related claims are also the most expensive.  Auto-Out Venthood is a stovetop fire…

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