Berkshire Hathaway insurance expands commercial offerings into the Middle East

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Warren Buffet’s company has announced its intentions to establish a new office in Dubai. Berkshire Hathaway insurance business is headed for expansion into the lucrative Middle East market. It will be opening a new office in Dubai in order to manage the operations of its commercial products there. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) released an official statement regarding the decision. The new Berkshire Hathaway insurance office is located in the Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC) and will finally be able to open. The office had been awaiting approval from regulators…

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American health care turned on its head by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway

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The three companies are entering into a partnership to address medical care issues for their US employees. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have announced that they will be working together to discover ways to improve American health care for their U.S. employees. The goal will be to boost their worker satisfaction while lowering costs related to illness and care. The three giants will be looking to offer better American health care to their employees by way of an independent company. That firm will be free from incentives and restrictions…

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Berkshire-owned workers compensation insurance scam case reaches settlement

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Applied Underwriters, a Berkshire Hathaway owned firm, was ordered to cease bait-and-switch marketing. Applied Underwriters, an insurer owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has agreed to a workers compensation insurance case settlement. The agreement involves providing Californian consumers with full disclosure about the product. The insurance company’s goal is to start selling plans again following a state review of alleged abuses. A major component of the settlement requires Applied Underwriters “to stop the bait-and-switch marketing tactics.” Many employers registered complaints from having been sold workers compensation insurance through bait-and-switch tactics.…

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Berkshire insurance business suffers wounds in its earnings

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That branch of Warren Buffett’s company faced significant challenges during this year’s first quarter. The Berkshire insurance business struck a difficult patch during the first quarter as those units of the company posted an underwriting loss. The losses took the spotlight away from the other gains Berkshire Hathaway brought in through its energy and railroad businesses. That said, that quarter’s results weren’t adequate enough to take away from the recent shareholders meeting. The company’s shareholders meeting took place in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday. The event was also the location for…

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Warren Buffet says the auto insurance industry will suffer from self-driving cars

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The Berkshire Hathaway CEO’s predictions are in direct opposition to previous thoughts on the subject. While most of the auto insurance industry predictions about self-driving cars have had to do with reduced rates, Warren Buffett has taken a different perspective. Instead, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO believes it should be considered a significant threat. The billionaire investor revealed that he feels the launch of the technology will negatively impact car insurers. The reasoning behind Buffett’s prediction is that if autonomous cars are actually safer than traditional vehicles, premiums will tumble. Charging…

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Warren Buffett’s insurance industry forecast might surprise you

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According to the head of Berkshire Hathaway, insurers should worry about self-driving cars, not climate change. At the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting last weekend, Warren Buffett shared his insurance industry forecast and brought up a number of trends and innovations that have been the topic of conversation among experts in this arena. The main point that has drawn the spotlight is that Buffett doesn’t feel climate change will harm the industry. According to the insurance industry forecast he shared, climate change shouldn’t be causing any pain to his business. This…

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Berkshire insurance exec could one day replace Warren Buffett

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The billionaire CEO and chairman of the company said that he would support Ajit Jain if he should ever want the top spot. Back in 2011, at a Bengaluru news conference, Warren Buffet had said that he would be willing to support Berkshire insurance exec Ajit Jain, if he should ever wish to step up into the position of CEO and chairman. Speculation has recently been rising among the company’s investors, with regards to who will succeed Buffett. Warren Buffett, who is currently 84 years old, has yet to give…

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Berkshire Hathaway sees promise in Singapore’s insurance industry

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Berkshire Hathaway to sell non-life insurance coverage in Singapore Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world’s leading insurance conglomerates, is planning to begin selling non-life insurance coverage in Singapore. The company has been granted a license to sell such coverage in the country and this coverage will be sold through Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. The subsidiary was launched last year in order to accommodate with needs in the commercial insurance market and will begin doing business in Singapore in the near future. Company will underwrite property, casualty, and liability coverage in…

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Insurance company results drop at Berkshire Hathaway in Q1

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The property and casualty business is sliding when compared to last year’s figures. In the first quarter of this year, the primary property and casualty Berkshire Hathaway insurance company operations have managed to record gains in the double digits for their pre-tax earnings, but this isn’t all good news. The reinsurance results have led to an operating earnings drop of 6.6 percent overall for the conglomerate. When Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group’s first quarter figures are compared to the earnings from the first quarter of 2013, the situation looks even worse.…

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Insurance companies unaffected by climate change, says Warren Buffett

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According to the Berkshire chairman and CEO, the increase in natural disasters has not impacted his insurers. Warren Buffett has revealed that the increase in natural disasters and the extreme weather from climate change around the world have not affected Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance companies. Buffett has stated that no changes have been made to the way that catastrophe calculations are made. He explained that climate change has not affected the calculations that are made in terms of determining how likely it is for a catastrophe to occur. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.…

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