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Possible fee refund of court hearing fee for citations after September 22, 2017 Due to a recent federal court decision (US District Court 14-1... Read more >

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When winter weather makes driving challenging, the safest solution is to stay off the roads, but that’s not always possible…or perhaps yo... Read more >

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Anyone hosting a Halloween party should take steps to limit their liquor liability and make sure they have the proper insurance. Social host liability laws vary widely from state to state. Some states do not impose any liability on social hosts. Others limit liability to injuries that occur on the host’s premises. Some extend the host’s liability if the person who was provided the alcohol is killed or injured, or kills or injures another person. Many states have laws that pertain specifically to furnishing alcohol to minors. 

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Halloween can be scary but having the right insurance coverage can take some of the fright out of the night. Insurance policies can provide financial protection for a host of disasters whether they occur on Halloween or any other day.

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As disaster season peaks, a new national consumer survey commissioned by Trusted Choice® and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”), reveals that many homeowners lack adequate insurance coverage, do not fully understand their homeowners policies and do not have enough savings to support their households in the event of a disaster.

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When it's time to set the clocks forward in Spring or backward in the Fall forward for Daylight Savings Time, fire safety officials recommend checking that your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. Working smoke detectors decrease the risk of dying in a house fire by nearly 50%. Here are a variety of safety tips to remember.

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The Massachusetts RMV launched a new web feature at www.massrmv.com. The new “myRMV” is an easy and friendly central customer page that allows customers to view their RMV information and conduct RMV online transactions all from this one location.

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If you have a CDL or CLP, be aware that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has amended Commercial Driver License standards. This regulation is referred to as the “CDL Permit Rule”. The Massachusetts RMV will implement the rule starting in July 2016. 

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Close to half of identity theft cases are the result of a lost or stolen wallet, checkbook, credit card or other physical document. But as online shopping becomes increasing popular, it can also pose an identity risk. 
 
Victims of identity theft are often left with lower credit scores and spend months or even years getting credit records corrected. They frequently have difficulty getting credit, obtaining loans and even finding employment. Victims of identity theft fraud often travel a long and frustrating road to recovery; depending on the severity of the identity theft fraud damage, the recovery process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years.
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The House of Representatives is expected to consider and debate legislation, recently released by the Financial Services Committee, which would regulate Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. TNCs and their drivers would be overseen by a new regulatory “Ride For Hire Division” under the Department of Public Utilities (DPU). The new division would be responsible for licensing of the TNC companies and drivers, enforcing penalties, requiring background checks for drivers and setting forth insurance requirements that the TNC companies must carry for their drivers...

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