Year: 2019

  • boston insurance agent

    9 Reasons You Need to Call Us, Your Local Insurance Agents

    Insurance folks get a bad rap for being boring. And yeah, okay, we do tend to get fired up about topics that don’t interest the average person (e.g. named, non-owner coverage endorsements). But our team of local insurance agents knows A LOT about the issues that affect your wallet. If any of these scenarios are […]

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  • woman with frozen pipes in her home

    How to Prevent Frozen Pipes and Burst Pipes in Your Home or Business

    We all know it’s important to prevent frozen pipes, but the hassle (and cost) of Massachusetts property maintenance is often overwhelming. Here’s a cheat sheet on what you need to do and why… Facts about frozen pipes and winter weather insurance claims: • The most common cause of burst pipes is unheated attics. • When […]

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  • usdot number on commercial van

    USDOT Number on Trucks: New Rules for Massachusetts Companies

    UPDATE: As you may have seen when attempting to renew your MA commercial license plates online, the RMV is now asking for a USDOT number from anyone with commercial plates. However, you may not actually need a USDOT number (see FAQs below for clarification on who needs one). The registry has placed an override on […]

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  • landscaper at work on stone wall

    Smarter Landscaping Insurance: A Case Study

    Landscaping insurance is NOT the same wherever you go. Much like the landscaping services you provide, our services require serious knowledge and expertise. In fact, business owners can run into huge differences in pricing and service quality, if they don’t vet (and regularly re-evaluate) the partners they choose. Need an example? Read the true story […]

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  • Small Business Saturday in Massachusetts

    Written by Lucy Murphy, CISR

    November 30th, 2019 marks Small Business Saturday in Massachusetts and across the country… Did you know there are more than 30.2 million small businesses in the U.S., with over 550,000 in Massachusetts alone? That’s a lot of places to shop, dine, and contact for help with various needs and projects! Small Business Saturday means a […]

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  • illustration of company using pay as you go workers comp billing

    Pay as You Go Workers Comp Insurance

    What is “Pay as You Go” workers comp insurance? Pay as you go workers comp (PAYG) is an insurance billing option that relies on your company’s real-time payroll to calculate your workers’ compensation premiums. Each pay period, business owners can share their payroll data with their insurance company. (Depending on your payroll provider and the […]

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  • child playing on backyard ninja warrior type course

    Ninja Warrior Backyard Courses and Your Home Insurance

    We all want our kids to get outside more. Ninja Warrior backyard courses—whether you’re building one yourself or buying a kit—may seem like the perfect solution. Especially during the holiday season, when the last thing kids need is more stuff scattered around the house. But homeowners beware… Your insurance company will not love an extreme […]

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  • FMCSA logo

    FMCSA Clearinghouse Info for Employers

    The FMCSA Clearinghouse is now open for employer registration. Is your company registered and ready to comply with commercial driver tracking? If not, review the following FAQs to get started… What is the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse? The clearinghouse is designed to function as a secure, online database—providing up-to-date info about every commercial driver […]

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  • MA commercial license plate

    Commercial and Trailer Plate Renewal in Massachusetts

    Written by Jessica Morin, CRIS

    It’s that time of year again: commercial plate and trailer plate renewal! You were probably thinking of football, Thanksgiving, and turkeys, right? But here at C&S, the fall season goes hand-in-hand with getting our clients’ commercial trucks ready for this annual deadline. Did you know  that all MA trailer plates expire on the last day […]

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  • photos from C&S insurance anniversary party

    Leading Insurance Agency in Massachusetts Celebrates 60 Years

    This month, C&S Insurance celebrated its sixtieth anniversary as a leading insurance agency in Massachusetts. Sixty years of delivering the best in home, auto, and business insurance: definitely a milestone! In true C&S fashion, we threw a party to mark the occasion… Held at TPC Boston, our 60th Anniversary gala gave us an opportunity to […]

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