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Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America

....and their relationship to Guardian.


Structure 

Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America is a wholly owned stock subsidiary of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY. They also maintain autonomy as a standalone insurance company. Berkshire is an independent financial entity responsible for its own claims and liabilities. 


Financial Strength Berkshire has consistently been recognized as one of the top insurance companies when comparing their financial strength as related to other insurance companies. Berkshire received a 99 Comdex Ranking.1 What is the Comdex Ranking? The Comdex Ranking is a composite of all the rankings a company has received. Each company is then awarded a number from 1 to 100, 100 being the strongest. 


The number represents the company’s percentile rank in relation to other companies. In order to receive a Comdex Ranking, an insurance company must have received ratings from at least 2 of the 4 major ratings companies.


Berkshire’s Role 

Headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Berkshire’s main responsibility is the growth of Guardian’s individual disability insurance portfolio. Berkshire is in charge of the underwriting and issuance of the disability insurance, while, the responsibility of distribution resides with Guardian. Berkshire is consistently one of the leading companies in individual non-cancellable disability insurance sales. 


Berkshire’s Outstanding Policy Owner Service History 

Berkshire is committed to superb customer service. They have repeatedly been recognized by DALBAR for their excellence in Policy Owner Service Premium Payments, Policy Owner Service DI Policy Administration and Agent Interactions of DI New Business and Underwriting. Who is DALBAR? DALBAR is the nation’s leading financial services market research firm. 


Through a variety of ratings and evaluations are committed to raising the standards of excellence in the financial services and healthcare industries. All in all, Berkshire is a strong reliable company with a focus on quality disability insurance and outstanding customer service. If you are a current or prospective policy holder, you should feel confident in doing business with the Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America.


1. VitalSigns, April 2016. 
* Ratings are subject to change. 

Anthony DelVecchio holds a Financial Representative contract with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America based out of New York, NY. 

The information displayed on this page are the opinions and views of the author, and are not necessarily the opinions and views of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), or any company that is an affiliate or subsidiary of Guardian.

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