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Introducing Dr. David Speights

Introducing Dr. David Speights

Introducing David Speights

We are excited to share that David Speights, PhD, has joined the BHHC Workers Compensation Division as our new Vice President of Analytics. Dr. Speights brings more than 25 years of analytics and leadership experience to our organization leveraging his expertise in machine learning, data engineering, and predictive solutions. Before joining BHHC, and for nearly two decades, Dr. Speights was the Chief Data Scientist of Appriss Corporate, which includes Appriss Retail, Appriss Insights, Appriss Health, and The Retail Equation along with a successful consulting business, Equity Decision Systems, LLC. Over the last two decades, his consulting engagements have included data analytics, solutions, and modeling engagements with companies like ASPCA, Hallmark, See’s Candies, Asurion Corporation, and more. He also held positions as the First Vice President of Credit Modeling at Washington Mutual Bank and Chief Statistician at HNC Insurance Solutions.

“Dr. Speights is an immensely talented leader and data scientist with substantial experience working with more than 100 of the world’s largest companies and government organizations to advance their analytical solutions and data-driven operations. He brings a depth of knowledge and education to our company that strategically positions us to deliver innovative customer solutions and drive operational efficiencies – which are key to our continued operating strengths,” said Rob Darby, President and CEO of BHHC. “He has a breadth of experience and talent with data science and modeling that supports BHHC’s goal of maintaining its competitive analytic market advantage.”

Alongside Danny Engell, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting and Data Analytics Officer, Dr. Speights will lead the company’s analytics strategy and operational teams to advance the organization’s growth in this key business discipline. The addition of Dr. Speights to the organization will drive advanced predictive solutions that will continue to differentiate BHHC’s market presence as an industry leader in workers compensation insurance products and services.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Speights to our organization,” said Danny Engell, Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting and Data Analytics Officer. “His extensive experience with data analytics strategy and operations, along with his passion for big data and modeling, is a great asset as we continue to grow and diversify to meet the needs of our policyholders.”

We warmly welcome Dr. David Speights to our team and look forward to the innovative data strategies he will bring to BHHC.

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The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) are a group of six insurance carriers that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance group. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and with over 50 years in business, BHHC has evolved from a regional carrier to a national insurance group writing a diverse book of policies from coast to coast. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies include Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company, BHHC Special Risks Insurance Company, Continental Divide Insurance Company, Cypress Insurance Company, Oak River Insurance Company, and Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company. Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) have earned an enviable record of success in the insurance industry. Supported by A.M. Best’s highest financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) (as of February 1, 2023), our corporate size enables our organization to react swiftly and effectively to opportunities in the insurance marketplace. Our financial strength provides our employees, agency partners, and policyholders the security rarely available in today’s marketplace. Browse bhhc.com to learn more.
World’s Most Admired Companies 2023

World’s Most Admired Companies 2023

Recognition like this matters – to our customers and us. 

Moving up two spots in the list this year, we are excited to announce that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is ranked #4 in World’s Most Admired Companies list as determined annually by Fortune.  Notably, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. maintained the 1st place ranking for our industry (Insurance: Property & Casualty) for the 18th consecutive year. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies are honored to be a part of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group in support of our organization’s reputation and integrity through a culture of service.

This annual list rates firms on nine critical attributes to identify those with the strongest reputations among the world’s top executives. The rankings emerge from a survey of 3,700 top executives and directors, along with financial analysts, that examines the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has made the list before. In fact, since 1998, a 25-year streak, and for the Property & Casualty Insurance industry, since 2005, which is an 18-year streak. Being included as a part of the company that is named to this prestigious roster is an honor every single time. It says we’re innovative; provide high-quality products and services; are well-managed; are socially responsible; attract and retain talented team members; and are financially sound. All things that matter to our customers and to us. These are all things we strive to achieve every day.

Here’s to continuing the work as BHHC to be among the world’s most admired. After all, we want to be there next year to support and make our contribution to the Property & Casualty Insurance industry 1st place ranking and keep the streak going!

The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) are a group of six insurance carriers that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance group. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and with over 50 years in business, BHHC has evolved from a regional carrier to a national insurance group writing a diverse book of policies from coast to coast. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies include Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company, BHHC Special Risks Insurance Company, Continental Divide Insurance Company, Cypress Insurance Company, Oak River Insurance Company, and Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company.

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) have earned an enviable record of success in the insurance industry. Supported by A.M. Best’s highest financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) (as of February 1, 2023), our corporate size enables our organization to react swiftly and effectively to opportunities in the insurance marketplace. Our financial strength provides our employees, agency partners, and policyholders the security rarely available in today’s marketplace. Browse bhhc.com to learn more.

AM Best Superior Rating 2023

AM Best Superior Rating 2023

We’re earning high marks,  A++ (Superior)

When potential customers start shopping for insurance, it’s natural for them to want some sort of verification that says, “You can trust this insurance company. It’s stable. It will be there for you should you have a claim. And it will endure long into the future.”

We’d want the same.

We’re honored to have earned an A++ (Superior) financial strength rating

That’s why we’re honored to have earned an A++ (Superior) financial strength rating from A.M. Best. You see, Alfred M. Best started the A.M. Best Company in 1899 with a goal of providing financial stability reports on insurance companies. He understood – just like we do – that insurance buyers crave proof that the firm they’re choosing is solid, trustworthy and here for the long haul.

Best’s Credit Ratings are the gold standard

Today, Best’s Credit Ratings are the gold standard when it comes to evaluating insurance provider’s financial strength and credit quality. Which is why we couldn’t be prouder that every BHHC affiliate has earned that A++ rating from AM Best.

An enviable record of success

We have a sense of pride knowing our history of quality and service is acknowledged. We have an enviable record of success in the insurance industry and that is supported by A.M. Best’s highest financial strength rating of A++.

The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) are a group of six insurance carriers that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance group. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and with over 50 years in business, BHHC has evolved from a regional carrier to a national insurance group writing a diverse book of policies from coast to coast. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies include Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company, BHHC Special Risks Insurance Company, Continental Divide Insurance Company, Cypress Insurance Company, Oak River Insurance Company, and Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company.

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) have earned an enviable record of success in the insurance industry. Supported by A.M. Best’s highest financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) (as of February 1, 2023), our corporate size enables our organization to react swiftly and effectively to opportunities in the insurance marketplace. Our financial strength provides our employees, agency partners, and policyholders the security rarely available in today’s marketplace. Browse bhhc.com to learn more.

Notice: Identity Verification Launch 

Notice: Identity Verification Launch 

Introducing a New Security Measure – Multifactor Authentication.

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies are committed to the security and privacy of your business. That’s why we’ve invested in another layer of security to the login process with BHHC’s new multifactor authentication (MFA), which launched on February 2.

This new identity verification process offers a convenient self-service application for users accessing account information through our portals and other applications. Now, all registered workers compensation portal users must sign up for MFA by resetting passwords using the “Forgot Password” feature. Property & Casualty portal users will complete identity verification through MFA using existing credentials. 

For our agency partners, how you access the portal environments will change if you are dually appointed and have accounts with our Property & Casualty and Workers Compensation Divisions. Moving forward, portal accounts for each division will be accessed independently, and each division will roll out a new identity verification application. You will receive separate instructions about verifying your identity for each portal. 

What is MFA?

MFA is a secure method of verifying your identity using more than just a password. If you have ever received a temporary code via text or email as a second step when logging into a website or app, that is an example of multifactor authentication. 

How does MFA protect my data and information?

MFA makes it more difficult for unauthorized users to access your account. For example, even if someone attempted to log in with your username or password, they wouldn’t gain access to your account without a second form of authentication, such as a code sent to your mobile device, email, or generated by an app on your smartphone. 

How do I enable MFA in the Property & Casualty and Workers Compensation Portals?

Check your email for detailed instructions, including a how-to guide, FAQs, and an explainer video to help you register and set up multifactor authentication when you log in to BHHC portals and other applications. 

Why is the single-sign-on portal login experience changing for agents?

To better serve our agency partners with dual product appointment and portal access, this enhanced data security, separation of portals, and introduction of identity verification will streamline each division’s digital and service experience

Workers Compensation Specific

How do I verify my identity using MFA for the Workers Compensation Portal if I have an existing account?

  1. Find resources from BHHC in your email.
  2. Go to bhhc.com to select the appropriate portal and log in.
  3. Sign up for MFA and reset your password using the “Forgot My Password” feature.
  4. Verify your identity and access the portal.

Have Workers Compensation Portal questions? Reach out to our Webmaster team or Customer Care for assistance and guidance, or you may call (888) 495-8949. 

Property & Casualty Specific

How do I verify my identity for the property & casualty portal if I have an existing account?

  1. Find resources from BHHC in your email.
  2. When logging into one of the below-listed applications for the first time, it will recognize that you do not have MFA currently set up. After entering your existing BHHC username (email) and password, you will be prompted to register an MFA type. 
  3. To better safeguard your account, the following MFA types are being utilized: Okta Verify smartphone app, SMS, or email. Updates to privacy statutes may impact the MFA types utilized in the future.
    Applications affected include: Online Raters, P&C Portal, Submission Portal, Online Admin Portal, Manage Your Policy 
  4. Once you have successfully registered the selected MFA type, you’ll be directed to the application to continue working.
  5. If you access the other applications identified to use MFA, you will not need to re-register with each application, but you will need to provide the MFA code supplied by the type you chose to register with originally.

If you ever need to reset your MFA or require assistance in general, please contact Property & Casualty Client Services at [email protected] or 877-680-2442 Mon – Fri 7 am – 6 pm CST.

We’re here to support you.

Our commitment to service excellence extends to security enhancements like identity verification, and we will support you through a smooth transition

Workers Compensation Portal Users 

Contact our Customer Service team at [email protected] or [email protected] if you have questions or need assistance. 

Property & Casualty: Auto and Property Portal Users 

Reach out to Client Services at 877-680-2442 for further assistance or email [email protected]. 

The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) are a group of six insurance carriers that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance group. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and with over 50 years in business, BHHC has evolved from a regional carrier to a national insurance group writing a diverse book of policies from coast to coast. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies include Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company, BHHC Special Risks Insurance Company, Continental Divide Insurance Company, Cypress Insurance Company, Oak River Insurance Company, and Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company.

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) have earned an enviable record of success in the insurance industry. Supported by A.M. Best’s highest financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) (as of February 1, 2023), our corporate size enables our organization to react swiftly and effectively to opportunities in the insurance marketplace. Our financial strength provides our employees, agency partners, and policyholders the security rarely available in today’s marketplace. Browse bhhc.com to learn more.

Notice Regarding Florida Policies

Notice Regarding Florida Policies

Notice Regarding Florida Policies

Due to the State of Emergency in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, between September 28–November 28, 2022, BHHC will not cancel, non-renew, or issue a notice of cancellation or nonrenewal of a Florida policy except at the written request of the policyholder. Policies that would have been canceled between September 28–November 28 will remain in effect until January 27, 2023, and the premium will be pro-rated for any additional term.

Workers Compensation Policies

Contact our Customer Service team at 888-495-8949 if you have questions or need assistance.

Auto and Property Policies

Reach out to Client Services at 877-680-2442 for further assistance.

For More Information

Visit the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

Thank you and stay safe.

The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) are a group of six insurance carriers that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance group. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and with over 50 years in business, BHHC has evolved from a regional carrier to a national insurance group writing a diverse book of policies from coast to coast. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies include Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company, BHHC Special Risks Insurance Company, Continental Divide Insurance Company, Cypress Insurance Company, Oak River Insurance Company, and Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company.

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) have earned an enviable record of success in the insurance industry. Supported by A.M. Best’s highest financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) (as of January 6, 2022), our corporate size enables our organization to react swiftly and effectively to opportunities in the insurance marketplace. Our financial strength provides our employees, agency partners, and policyholders the security rarely available in today’s marketplace. Browse bhhc.com to learn more.

BHHC Acknowledged in Top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies

BHHC Acknowledged in Top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies

Recognition like this matters – to us and our customers

Chart outlining Fortune World's Most Admired Companies Top 10 List in 2022

Chart outlining Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies Top 10 List in 2022

We are excited to announce that Berkshire Hathaway is ranked #6 in World’s Most Admired Companies list as determined annually by Fortune.  Notably, Berkshire has maintained the 1st place ranking for our industry (Insurance: Property & Casualty) for the 17th consecutive year. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies are honored to be a part of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group in support of our organization’s reputation and integrity through a culture of service.

This annual list rates firms on nine critical attributes to identify those with the strongest reputations among the world’s top executives. The rankings emerge from a survey of 3,700 top executives and directors, along with financial analysts, that examines the companies who enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries.

Berkshire Hathaway has made the list before. In fact, since 1998, a 24-year streak, and for the Property & Casualty Insurance industry, since 2005 which is a 17-year streak. Being included as a part of the company that is named to this prestigious roster is an honor every single time. It says we’re innovative; provide high-quality products and services; are well-managed; are socially responsible; attract and retain talented team members; and are financially sound. All things that matter to us and to our customers. All things we strive to achieve every day.

Here’s to continuing the work as BHHC to be among the world’s most admired. After all, we want to be there next year to support and make our contribution to the Property & Casualty Insurance industry 1st place ranking and keep the streak going!

The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) are a group of six insurance carriers that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance group. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and with over 50 years in business, BHHC has evolved from a regional carrier to a national insurance group writing a diverse book of policies from coast to coast. The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies include Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company, BHHC Special Risks Insurance Company, Continental Divide Insurance Company, Cypress Insurance Company, Oak River Insurance Company, and Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company.

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) have earned an enviable record of success in the insurance industry. Supported by A.M. Best’s highest financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) (as of January 6, 2022), our corporate size enables our organization to react swiftly and effectively to opportunities in the insurance marketplace. Our financial strength provides our employees, agency partners, and policyholders the security rarely available in today’s marketplace. Browse bhhc.com to learn more.