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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!

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.

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.

Not all boaters are responsible and safety conscious, and there are many unregistered boaters on waterways, which makes it even more important that to properly insure your boat, yacht and watercraft to protect you and your loved ones.

The Massachusetts Legislature and the Baker-Polito Administration have enacted legislation to delay the start of employer and employee contributions to the Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML) by three months to October 1, 2019.

To stay safe in a storm, know the truth about lightning dangers. “When thunder roars, go indoors!” is a truism that actually holds up. But much of what we think we know about lightning is fiction. Here are some common myths, along with the facts that will keep you and your loved ones safe in a storm.

Spring, summer and fall are motorcycle season. It’s common for cyclists to remove coverage in the winter and add it back in the spring when the weather gets good. Just remember you should never drive your bike even once without ensuring your coverage is up to date. It’s also a good idea to take an in-depth look at your coverage periodically because you might change bikes, change riding habits or buy special equipment and all those things can impact your coverage needs. Here are some areas to consider.