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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!

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.

Boat insurance and safety

boat insurance

Boats afford recreation and adventure to their owners, but they come with risks, as well. Don’t let an accident or disaster sink you—understand how to insure your prized vessel.

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.

disability insurance

Few people ever anticipate experiencing an illness or accident that might cause them to miss months or years of work, but it can happen. Disability insurance can help you stay on top of your finances.

business interruption

Many business owners fail to think about how they would keep their business afloat if they were forced to temporarily close. Business income (interruption) coverage can help with operating expenses during the period of restoration. With COVID-19 disrupting global supply chains and sales, businesses are losing income and incurring additional expenses as a result of the interruption. BI can also provide coverage in the event the damage or destruction of non-owned property reduces or terminates the business owner's earnings.

Car care tips

car maintenance tips

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect. The following simple and inexpensive preventive checks will greatly extend the life of the vehicle, ensure safer operation and even benefit the environment...

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.

Travel Airplane

Travel insurance is a specific type of insurance that is available to a person who will travel in the near future. It is designed to protect an insured from a wide variety of travel-related losses, including trip cancellation or interruption; emergency medical events; emergency evacuation; lost or delayed baggage, personal effects, passports, and visas; and legal expenses.