Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Launches EIL Insurance in France


June 10, 2020 – Author: Charlie Wood

The Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI), the insurance arm of Warren Buffett’s global insurance and reinsurance company, has introduced Environmental Liability Insurance (EIL) in France.The new policy combines coverage of multiple environmental risks with technical and legal support to help policyholders mitigate environmental incidents and claims.

“Our experienced environmental team has created a policy that provides extensive coverage in clear and simple political language, supported by BHSI’s financial strength and excellent service,” said François-Xavier d’Huart, Country Manager, France, at BHSI.

“We are pleased to continue to complete our product offering in France and to meet an important market need.”

The policy covers the operating sites of an insured person as well as off-site services, such as transport operations

Coverage includes claims from third parties resulting from accidental and gradual environmental damage, environmental liability and costs of cleaning up the insured site.

The costs of mitigating an incident, including emergency response expenses, are also covered.


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