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Berkshire (BHSI) names Warrior Head of D&O Liability underwriting, UK & Ireland

26th November 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has hired Chris Warrior as Head of Directors' & Officers' Liability underwriting for UK & Ireland, based in the firm's London office. The appointment expands the company's European team with the addition of Warrior, who brings 36 years of ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway earnings dip offset by P&C reinsurance gains

4th November 2019

Warren Buffett’s property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance businesses at Berkshire Hathaway have reported underwriting earnings of $314 million, helping to offset an overall decline in earnings for the company during the third quarter of 2019. The P&C reinsurance underwriting result was almost five times higher than the $67 million reported in ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway enters casualty & construction markets in France

28th October 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has commenced underwriting casualty and construction insurance in France. As part of this move, the company also announced the appointments of Olivier Antiphon as Head of Construction and Anne-Sophie Bonifay as Head of Casualty for ... Read the full article

Berkshire (BHSI) enters Australian surety market

21st October 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has announced its entry into the Australian surety market, and has appointed Jonathan Griffiths as Head of Surety, Australia. Currently, BHSI provides surety products in the U.S., Canada, UK & Europe, and Asia. The new offering in Australia will ... Read the full article

Berkshire’s MedPro gets renewal rights for Swiss Re CorSo health book

14th October 2019

MedPro Group, Berkshire Hathaway's U.S. healthcare liability insurer, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the renewal rights of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Healthcare Professional Liability book, effective October 11th, 2019. According to an announcement on the deal, the agreement includes Hospital and Senior Care accounts underwritten by Swiss Re ... Read the full article

Oscar Health in reinsurance deal with Berkshire Hathaway: Reports

16th August 2019

U.S. domiciled health insurer Oscar Health has entered into a new multi-year quota share reinsurance agreement with Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity Company (NICO), reports Forbes. Oscar Health established itself as a startup with a focus on providing Obamacare coverage, but according to reports, is looking to expand within the individual and ... Read the full article

BHSI adds reinstatement clause to professional liability product

13th August 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), a division of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has announced that it has enhanced its Asia Executive First Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance to include a provision that reinstates policy limits exhausted by an entity or by individual needs. The reinstatement provision is automatic and is ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway reports reinsurance underwriting loss & creep

5th August 2019

Warren Buffett’s property and casualty reinsurance businesses at Berkshire Hathaway have been hit by loss creep from prior year events, which have dented the quarter and half-year, lowering revenues for the unit by almost half. After a first-quarter of 2019 when Berkshire Hathaway suffered from technical losses on the underwriting ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway’s GEICO launches first telematics program

31st July 2019

GEICO, the auto insurance arm of reinsurance and investments giant Berkshire Hathaway, has launched and is trialling its first telematics product, named DriveEasy. The push into telematics based solutions to provide analytics and intelligence on driver performance has likely been driven by a desire to reign in claims costs, while charging ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway suffers Q1 underwriting losses again

4th May 2019

For the second consecutive year, Warren Buffett's reinsurance businesses at Berkshire Hathaway have suffered an underwriting loss for the first-quarter, but the overall performance of the re/insurance segment of the conglomerate rose thanks to investment returns. For Q1 2019, Berkshire Hathaway's re/insurance underwriting income was $389 million, down on the prior ... Read the full article

Hartford buying ADC for Navigators from Berkshire Hathaway

2nd May 2019

The Hartford has announced that it plans to buy $300 million of adverse development cover (ADC) from Berkshire Hathaway to protect it against unfavourable loss reserve movement at The Navigators Group, which The Hartford is in the process of acquiring. Subject to the closing of its acquisition this summer, The Hartford ... Read the full article

Harwood to lead BHSI’s Transactional Liability offering across Asia, Middle East

8th April 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) is now offering Transactional Liability Insurance coverage across its Asia and Middle East (AME) regions, and has appointed Steven Harwood to lead the offering. As Head of Transactional Liability in AME, Harwood will be based in BHSI's Hong Kong office. He joins the firm from Pembroke Managing Agency ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD partners with AI platform Planck

7th March 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, a U.S subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s global re/insurance company, is partnering with Artificial Intelligence (AI) data platform Planck in an effort to optimise underwriting processes for its small and medium business segment. It’s hoped the insights provided by Planck will allow GUARD’s underwriters to focus on ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway’s Dublin unit granted approval ahead of Brexit

6th March 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group has announced that its new Irish subsidiary, Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance DAC (BHEI), has been granted a Certificate of Authorisation by the Central Bank of Ireland to operate as an insurer in Ireland and the European Economic Area (EEA). Based in Dublin, BHEI will operate as a ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD to launch new Commercial Package product

27th February 2019

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, a U.S subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, is adding a Commercial Package product that will include coverages for Property, General Liability, Umbrella, and Employment-Related Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI). GUARD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sy Foguel explained that the company is planning for ... Read the full article

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