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Swimming pool safety

May 25 2016
Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up an inflatable kiddie pool, it is important to consider the safety implications. Let your insurance company know that you have a pool, since it will increase your liability risk.

Why you need Uninsured Motorists coverage

May 19 2016
With all the different factors that enter into the automobile insurance purchasing process, it is important for you to be well informed in order to make intelligent decisions. One such decision concerns whether to purchase uninsured motorists (UM) and underinsured motorists (UIM) coverage. UM coverage provides insurance protection for bodily injury, and in some states property damage, caused by a motorist who is not insured.

Do you really know what you have in your house? Tips for creating a home inventory

May 12 2016
Given our busy lives and how much stuff we all have, it can seem like an impossible task to put together an inventory of everything. But, doing so helps you can make sure that you’ve got enough insurance to cover your personal property, and if you experience a loss, you’ll be able to settle a claim quicker and be more likely to get reimbursed for what you have.

Mitigate your sewer backup loss exposure

April 25 2016
Sewer backup loss exposures are a common coverage gap under a homeowners policy. However, this exposure can typically be covered by the addition of a "Water Back-up and Sump Overflow" endorsement to your policy. In addition to procuring the proper insurance coverage, homeowners should adopt several risk control techniques concerning this loss exposure.

Understanding insurance audits - business insurance audits part 1

April 11 2016
Depending on who you ask, the reaction to insurance audits vary from “it was no big deal” to ”mildly annoying” to “frustrating”. As an agent, we wish that every audit fell in the “no big deal” category. By having a clear understanding of why audits are conducted, being as accurate as possible upfront with policy applications and maintaining proper documentation, businesses can make the audit process easier and avoid surprises.

Massachusetts mulch fire-safety law

April 01 2016
Property owners, who use mulch in their landscaping, need to be aware of the Massachusetts Mulch Fire-Safety Regulation law that applies to commercial properties and residential properties with six or more units. But, good informaiton for every property owner to prevent fire...

Protect your business from privacy and cyber threats

March 28 2016
Cyber attacks and data breaches can come from many sources. It’s not just criminals and external threats, but internal causes that businesses need to protect against. Privacy risks can result from lost/stolen documents, mobile devices; USB sticks; employee dishonesty; emails; spyware; viruses; hackers; third-party vendors and websites. Businesses should take a three prong approach to protect private information.

Home insurance checklist...getting the best value

March 24 2016
Whether you’re buying a new home or have owned your home for some time, understanding what components make up a solid insurance protection plan for your home, your valuables and your liability is essential. While your home may not change much over the years, insurance isn’t “a set it and forget it” decision. Changes in your life, improvements to your home and changes of construction in the general marketplace can change your insurance needs.

Car insurance checklist...getting the best value

March 03 2016
Use this guide to help you find ways to save on car insurance without sacrificing your protection. The most expensive insurance policy is one with gaps that leave you without coverage when you need it most. Stay focused on value—what you get…for what you pay.