Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance To Acquire Noel Group's MyAssist Inc. and Insure America LLC

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase from Noel Group the assets of MyAssist Inc., a live-agent personal-assistance and telematics service provider, and Insure America LLC, a niche program administrator which provides insurance products to the travel industry.

John Noel, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Noel Group, will continue to head the MyAssist and Insure America operations and focus on growing these businesses globally.

"MyAssist, Insure America and their leadership teams, with their records of innovative and outstanding service, fit extremely well with Berkshire Hathaway," said Peter Eastwood, President of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. “Their unique capabilities complement our existing positions in insurance and customer service, and will help us extend our brand and create new business opportunities.”

“We are honored to be part of the world-class group of companies that is Berkshire Hathaway. This opportunity allows us to grow our businesses and enhance the high-quality experience currently enjoyed by MyAssist and Insure America customers,” said Noel, a pioneer in the travel-insurance and telematics industries.

"We are approaching potential acquisitions strategically and thoughtfully as we build our business for the long term,” Eastwood said. “We believe MyAssist’s list of customers speaks volumes about the appeal of its products and the quality of its services.” Corporate customers of MyAssist include Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz USA, Verizon Telematics and other prominent travel and insurance companies.

About Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (www.bhspecialty.com) is a division of the Berkshire Hathaway Group of Insurance Companies and provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare liability, executive and professional lines insurance and programs for customers across the U.S. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity group of companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor's. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has regional underwriting offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. For more information, contact info@bhspecialty.com.

About Noel Group

Noel Group is a family of companies built around integrity, honesty, philanthropy, and world-class customer service. Noel Group companies are MyAssist™, a live-agent personal assistance and telematics service for individuals and companies; Compass Properties™, a real-estate investment company; and Insure America™, a specialty insurance program. Company founders John and Patty Noel are proud to support philanthropic missions around the world, like Make A Mark Foundation, Trees4Children and the Noel Compass Scholars program.

Contact:
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Camille MacIsaac, 617-936-2916
or
Noel Group
Brad Rutta, 715-295-9030

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