Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies
The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) is a group of six regional insurance carriers that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the Homestate Companies began operations with the incorporation of its lead carrier Cornhusker Casualty Company on January 20, 1970. Since that time, BHHC has evolved from a mid-western regional carrier to a multi-state insurance group writing a diverse book of policies from coast to coast.
History highlights of the Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies:
- Founded more than 40 years ago, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) began as eight separately managed regional insurance companies located across the United States.
- As originally chartered, each company wrote primarily in its own “home state” – with some business in bordering states. The eight companies began as personal lines writers.
- Each company had its own local underwriting and management presence in its respective territories – a core value BHHC continues to embody.
- Starting in the late 1990s, the remaining six companies began operating under the shared brand identity of Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies. The name was selected as a legacy to its local roots, while also representing the superior financial strength associated with being a Berkshire Hathaway company.