Business News: Atlas General, GUARD Insurance Companies, Athens Administrators

September 6, 2018

Atlas General Insurance Services Launches Workers’ Compensation Program for the Cannabis Industry

National program administrator, Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, announced its new workers’ compensation program for the cannabis industry in California.

This exclusive program with Accredited Surety and Casualty Co. can accommodate work comp risks involved in all aspects of the cannabis industry – including growers, extractors, analytical labs, medicine manufacturers, food & beverage products manufacturing, packaging, warehousing & distribution, transportation and dispensaries.

For more information, please contact Chuck Holdren, executive director of programs, at

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies Partners with Safe Drive Systems on Pilot Project

Safe Drive Systems (SDS), a developer and distributor of advanced auto safety technologies, announced a new alliance partnership with Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies in a fleet technology pilot project.

During the pilot, SDS systems will be installed in the vehicles of selected fleet customers of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies to evaluate whether the installation will reduce the frequency and severity of their claims. The vehicles will be equipped with SDS’s RD140 Anti-Collision Radar System, supplemented with the SDS Fleet Management System (FMS) including real-time tracking abilities, report generation software, driver behavior scoring, and the Fleet SDS mobile application.

Athens Announces Expansion to San Antonio with the Acquisition of 1-2-1 Claims, Inc.

Athens Administrators, a third-party claims administration services provider has acquired 1-2-1 Claims, Inc. expanding operations to eight offices throughout the United States.

Athens Administrators acquired 1-2-1 Claims, Inc., a San Antonio, Texas, licensed third-party administrator (TPA) company specializing in liability, self-insured workers’ compensation and non-subscriber benefit plan claims administration. The combined companies will deliver an even wider range of services, pricing options and flexibility that will be unique to the risk management services marketplace. The geographic expansion will position Athens to provide even more robust service offerings and support.

Headquartered in Concord, California, Athens Administrators is a privately held third-party claim administration and managed care services company. Clients include private self-insured entities, self-insured public agencies, insurance companies, joint power authorities, self-insurance groups and captives. The combined company will employ over 300 professionals.

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