FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Bhasin Vijay 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Essent Group Ltd. [ ESNT ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
SVP and Chief Risk Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O ESSENT GROUP LTD., CLARENDON HOUSE, 2 CHURCH STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
3/1/2021
(Street)
HAMILTON, D0 HM11
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common shares, par value $0.015  3/1/2021    M    464  A  (1) 203825  D   
Common shares, par value $0.015  3/1/2021    F    7440 (2) D $43.39  196385  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Dividend equivalent units   (1) 3/1/2021    M        464    (1)  (1) Common shares, par value $0.015  464.0  $0  621  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The dividend equivalent rights accrued on unvested restricted stock award(s) and/or unvested restricted stock unit award(s) and become vested proportionately with the award(s) to which they relate. Each dividend equivalent unit is the economic equivalent of one common share of Essent Group Ltd.
(2)  Represents shares delivered to issuer to satisfy tax withholding obligations upon the vesting of restricted shares and related dividend equivalent units.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Bhasin Vijay
C/O ESSENT GROUP LTD.
CLARENDON HOUSE, 2 CHURCH STREET
HAMILTON, D0 HM11


SVP and Chief Risk Officer

Signatures
/s/ Lawrence E. McAlee, as attorney-in-fact 3/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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