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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!

storage locker facility

While self-storage units may be a useful way to de-clutter your home, having the right insurance coverage is the best way to financially protect your belongings—no matter where they are. If you are planning to rent a storage unit for your belongings, be sure consider these issues.

Insurance Review

There are four events that should trigger a review of your policy: 1) When your policy comes up for renewal. 2) When you've made major purchases or improvements to your home. 3) When you've made your home safer. 4) When you experience major lifestyle changes.

Massachusetts Low Plate Lottery

The MA RMV is now taking applications for the 2022 Low Plate Lottery with 198 plates available. Only online entries are accepted. Deadline to enter is Friday, September 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Get more information.

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.

leased car

If you lease a car, you still need to buy your own auto insurance policy. The auto dealer or bank that is financing the car will require you to buy collision and comprehensive coverage. You will need to buy these coverages in addition to the others that may be mandatroy in your state, such as auto liability insurance. The leasing company may also require "gap" insurance.

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.

storm damage

When bad weather causes damage, Home insurance coverage for a storm related losses can depend on the situation as well as on what type of coverage you’ve purchased. Typical homeowner policies (HO3 policy form) include coverage for a variety of causes of loss; however, certain causes of loss may be excluded, which helps to keep policies affordable. Learn more about homeowner insurance and storm protection.