Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company Names Jared McGrath to Head New A&H Product Line in New Zealand

19-Dec-2017 11:03 AM

BOSTON--()--Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) today announced that it has appointed Jared McGrath to head its new line of Accident & Health products in New Zealand. The product line includes Corporate Travel, Group Personal Accident, and Expatriate Medical Insurance.

“Jared comes to BHSI with extensive experience in the New Zealand A&H marketplace,” said Cameron McLisky, Country Manager, New Zealand, BHSI. “We are pleased to have him aboard, forging strong partnerships with employers and brokers with A&H solutions that enhance worker wellness and benefits, while lowering employer costs.”

Jared comes to BHSI with nearly 15 years of industry experience. He was most recently New Zealand Corporate Manager, Accident & Health, Chubb Insurance. Before that, he was A&H Corporate Account Manager at the combined ACE/Chubb organization and A&H Account Manager at Ace Insurance.

BHSI’s A&H products are distinguished by enhancements that provide meaningful and practical support to employees when they are in need. For example, BHSI’s Corporate Travel Insurance extends emergency assistance and concierge support to employees who face emergencies while traveling or that impact their home or family when they are away. Technology is also integral to BHSI’s A&H strategy. Online claim reporting is available for all products, with SMS notifications keeping claimants up to date throughout the claims process.

BHSI policyholders also receive emergency travel, medical and security assistance as well as concierge services through Dynamiq/First Assistance which maintains 24/7 emergency operation centers in New Zealand and Australia.

For more information, contact Jared McGrath at or +(64) 9 301 3934 or Daniel Kenny at or +(612) 8002 2152.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (incorporated in Nebraska, USA) NZ company No. 5737531, FSP 445946 ( provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, medical stop loss, and homeowners insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. In New Zealand it underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, which holds financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Asheville, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Auckland, Brisbane, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
JoAnn Lee, +1 617-936-2937


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