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News, updates and useful tips about insurance products and the insurance industry. We also provide insights on community events, local news and information that affect your everyday life. Enjoy!

Pool safety

pool safety

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. Consider these steps if you own or are considering purchasing a pool or spa.

hurricane preparedness

Hurricanes can shatter lives as well as damage property. Being prepared can help you, your family or your business minimize the impact of the storm. The best time to start is before the threat is imminent. Here's what you need to know.

4th of July Safety

The celebration of the birth of our nation on Independence Day often involves fireworks, backyard barbecues, boating, beaches, and other outdoor fun. Whether it's July 4th or any other summer celebration, here are a few tips for keeping safe while you're having fun.

safe boating

Whether you're a new or experienced boating enthusiast or simply a novice passenger, this boating safety checklist can help you prepare for a safe and and fun day on the water.

hurricane check list

With the June start of hurricane season, it's a good time to check your homeowners or renters insurance—and this handy list from the Insurance Information Institute will make it easy to be sure you’re well-prepared in case a storm comes your way.

grilling safety

Every year, millions of Americans safely enjoy outdoor barbecues, but accidents do happen. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, about 5,700 grill fires take place on residential property every year. The best way to enjoy a summer of outdoor barbecues is to take steps to prevent accidents, including maintaining your grill and using it safely.

mulch fire prevention

Property owners, who use mulch in their landscaping, need to be aware of the Massachusetts Mulch Fire-Safety laws. These apply to commercial and residential properties with six or more units, but it's good information for every property owner to follow to prevent fire.

Blizzard

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...

ice dam

Ice dams can be a homeowners worst nightmare. When melting snow freezes at the roof edge causing water to back up under the roofing material, it can cause significant water damage to a home. Consider these tips for prevention.

holiday safety

It's been another challenging year, don't let your holiday happiness be marred by fire, theft, accidents or other disasters. Taking a few simple steps can help reduce seasonal hazards.