Year: 2017

  • getting ready for winter weather

    Winter Weather Safety at Home and on the Road

    Written by Lucy Murphy, CISR

    Ice storms. Snow that falls in feet, not inches. Dangerous roads. Sub-zero windchill. Yep, it’s officially winter in New England. For long-time Massachusetts residents, winter weather safety may seem like common sense. But for those who are new to the area, for first-time homeowners, for seniors who live alone, or any others who just appreciate […]

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  • home-based business owners need special insurance

    Home-Based Business Insurance: Who Needs It?

    If you own a home-based business or you’re thinking of starting one, you’re in good company. According to SBA statistics, Americans own about 28.8 million small businesses—and half of them are at-home businesses. The most common types of home-based businesses include information, construction, and professional service firms. But today’s entrepreneurs are getting creative, turning some […]

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  • insuring your ma wedding

    Wedding Insurance: Should You Say “I Do” to Special Event Coverage?

    Have you considered wedding insurance for your big day? Our local experts can help. According to 2017 figures, the average cost of a wedding in Massachusetts is nearly $40,000. Meanwhile, thirteen percent of engagements—more than one in ten—don’t end in marriage, which adds up to lots of forfeited deposit checks. And changes of heart aren’t […]

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  • business insurance agents showing what makes them great

    How to Choose the Best Business Insurance for Your Company

    How to choose the best business insurance for your company? The following criteria are all important: Contractor insurance experience (years, if not decades, of protecting contractors) Industry affiliations (membership in local trade associations) Client references (from other companies like yours) Value-added services (loss control, audit prep, registry services, etc.) Good working “vibe” and business expertise […]

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  • creating business plan for brewery

    Brewery Business Plan: Correcting Coverage Gaps

    After all the love and energy you’ve poured into making your craft brewery a success, the last thing you want to hear is what you’re missing, right? Sorry, but that’s our job… We wouldn’t be doing it well if we didn’t second-guess some of the brewery business plans that cross our desk. Because even though craft brewery […]

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  • Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

    Did you know that 100,000 police-reported crashes each year are the result of drowsy driving? This adds up to an average of: 1,550 deaths 71,000 injuries $12 billion in financial losses In honor of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, make sure you know how to prevent fatigue on the road. Step 1: Know the Stats Driving after […]

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  • why insurance goes up

    Why Did My Insurance Go Up?

    Written by Donna Craven, CPL

    Life brings us all sorts of surprises, good and bad. You may have received one recently when you opened up your renewed MA car insurance or MA home insurance policy… only to discover a higher price tag. Why did my insurance go up? you’re probably asking—especially if you didn’t file a claim in the past […]

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  • Success: Mansfield Touch-a-Truck 2017

    Written by Liz O’Neill

    If you were one of the 1,500 people who showed up to the 5th annual Mansfield Touch-a-Truck on September 23rd, you can vouch that the event was a complete sensation! Sunny skies and warm breezes filled the atmosphere, making it the perfect day to spend quality time outside and inhale some fresh air. The Mansfield […]

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  • stay compliant with osha form 300, 301, 300A and electronic recordkeeping rule

    OSHA Form 300, 301, 300A and Electronic Recordkeeping

    UPDATE: On July 30, 2018, OSHA issued a proposed rule that would remove a requirement from its 2016 electronic reporting rule for establishments with 250 or more employers to electronically submit information from forms 300 and 301. OSHA is not enforcing that requirement while its proposed rule is under consideration. The deadline for the public […]

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  • Cyber attacks on small businesses aren't always this obvious

    Cyber Attack Insurance FAQs

    UPDATE: The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risk of cyber attacks on organizations of all sizes, especially as some 56% of employees are now working from home.  According to Security Magazine: 25% of workers don’t know which security protocols are in place on their devices 20% said their IT teams did not supply ANY security […]

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