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National Preparedness Month: National Flood Insurance Program Facts Posted on Sep 22

National Preparedness Month: National Flood Insurance Program Facts

You never know when rainfall may lead to a major flood. National Preparedness Month is a great time to make sure your home and belongings are prepared for the unexpected. Having a flood in your home can cause major destruction, leading to costly repairs. Programs   …Continue Reading National Preparedness Month: National Flood Insurance Program Facts

Tuition Reimbursement Insurance Posted on Sep 17

Tuition Reimbursement Insurance

There are lots of things that parents worry about when they send their children off to college, a global pandemic has not conventionally been one of them – until now. A year ago, no one would have predicted the outbreak of Coronavirus, or its impact   …Continue Reading Tuition Reimbursement Insurance

Beware of Coronavirus Scams Posted on Mar 25

While schools and businesses are closed and everyone is practicing social distancing in an attempt to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there is one group that is hard at work—scammers. Seeing an opportunity to take advantage in growing numbers, scammers are both resorting   …Continue Reading Beware of Coronavirus Scams

Twister Tips: Staying Safe and Protected During Tornadoes Posted on Jul 24

Twister Tips: Staying Safe and Protected During Tornadoes

A tornado recently touched down on Cape Cod causing damage and leaving thousands without power.  Tornadoes occur spontaneously and are known to rip up trees, flip cars, and destroy homes. It is often difficult to prepare for a tornado due to their unpredictable nature leaving   …Continue Reading Twister Tips: Staying Safe and Protected During Tornadoes

Physical Damage Coverage Posted on Mar 26

Physical Damage Coverage

If you’ve ever been in a car accident or needed to file an insurance claim for damages to your car, you know the headaches you may have to endure as you file paperwork, get the damage appraised and bring your car to the repair shop   …Continue Reading Physical Damage Coverage

Optional Insurance Coverage: Homeowners Posted on Feb 6

Optional Insurance Coverage: Homeowners

From flood insurance to personal property endorsements, many consumers are unaware of the optional insurance coverage plans they can purchase for their home. Every home and individual homeowner need is different, but consumers can choose coverage they need to protect what makes their property unique.   …Continue Reading Optional Insurance Coverage: Homeowners

Fighting Flood Damage Posted on Jan 25

Fighting Flood Damage

Last year, hurricanes, storms and high tides battered states across the county, and many consumers experienced flooding in their homes or vehicles.  Because flood damage to a vehicle may not be as noticeable, we put together some tips that consumers should review in the event   …Continue Reading Fighting Flood Damage

Open Enrollment: Enrolling in Coverage for 2019 Posted on Nov 13

Open Enrollment: Enrolling in Coverage for 2019

  The Open Enrollment period for obtaining health insurance coverage from the Massachusetts Health Connector for 2019 is November 1, 2018 through January 23, 2019. Open Enrollment is the only period of time that Massachusetts and federal law permit individual consumers to purchase an insured   …Continue Reading Open Enrollment: Enrolling in Coverage for 2019