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8 myths about life insurance

January 12 2019
Maybe it's the natural human aversion to thinking about our mortality combined with various myths about life insurance that results in procrastination and avoidance of this topic. If you're among those who have avoided addressing your life insurance needs, we'd like to encourage you to take action by dispelling some life insurance myths.

Getting your financial house in order

January 09 2019
No one likes to think about the loss of a loved one or their own death, but if you want to avoid having your family struggle with financial and legal issues, there are certain planning steps you need to take. Here are a few questions to think about...

Workers' compensation: 3 key factors to consider

January 07 2019
Workers’ compensation insurance protects employees from financial hardship after they suffer injury or illness on the job. It pays for direct medical expenses and wage replacement while the employee is unable to work due to the injury...

Driving in winter? Be prepared and stay safe

January 03 2019
Snow, sleet, ice and below freezing temperatures all have an effect on driving conditions. During winter, safety depends on driver performance in winter hazards, good vehicle maintenance—and common sense. These tips will help you and your car weather the winter.

New Year's resolutions...are you committed?

January 01 2019
With the new year, lots of us make "new year resolutions". A resolution is defined as "a firm decision to do or not to do something." Admittedly, it can be tough to get out of our own way and take the time to do things that will truly provide long-term benefits because change isn't always easy. It takes commitment, but the rewards can be great.

What to do if your pipes freeze

December 28 2018
If temperatures are extremely cold and you turn on your tap to find a trickle or nothing instead of a steady flow, you probably have frozen pipes. Don't wait for them to burst...act quickly. Here's what to do.

Protect yourself before, during & after a blizzard

December 21 2018
While those who live in the Northeast are considered a resilient bunch when it comes to enduring snowfall, facing the extreme conditions of a blizzard can prove dangerous to even the most seasoned dweller. And since you can never truly predict what Mother Nature has in store, the best defense against a blizzard is to...

5 tips for disaster-free festivities

December 12 2018
Don't let this happy time of year be marred by fire, theft, accidents and other disasters. Taking a few simple steps, and having the right insurance coverage can reduce these seasonal hazards. Start with these five safety tips.

Christmas tree safety

December 05 2018
A Christmas tree is often a central part of holiday decoration. Some people cut down their own tree, others get theirs from a local side of the road stand and others have opted for artificial. While beautiful, Christmas trees can also pose a serious fire hazard, so be sure to follow safety guidelines...

Massachusetts snow removal laws and liability

December 05 2018
If you own residential or commercial property, it’s essential to understand your legal responsibilities regarding snow removal. The state you live in has laws that dictate snow removal, and in many cases, your city or town may have local ordinances or by-laws that further define snow and ice removal responsibilities. In Massachusetts, all property owners (owner occupied and rental) have a legal obligation to keep their property free from snow and ice for the safety of visitors and guests…whether it’s “natural” or “unnatural” accumulations.