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Monthly Archives: May 2008


Windstorm and hurricane losses account for an inordinate share of homeowners losses every year. In particular, people on the southeastern and central eastern seaboard and the Gulf Coast face substantial loss exposures to hurricanes and tropical storms. There are, however, steps you can take concerning your home that can reduce your exposure to these losses. These include risk control measures to four critical parts of your home susceptible to high wind damage — the roof, windows, entry doors, and garage… Continue reading →

MAIA Cautions Consumers About Progressive Quotes


Framingham, MA—Progressive Insurance Direct went live with its private passenger auto insurance website on May 1st. Initial reports of “dirt cheap” rates led the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) to look deeper at the actual quotes.

According to MAIA President and Chief Executive Officer, Francis A. Mancini, “Our review of the quotes provided by Progressive reminds us of the old saying, ‘if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.’ Consumers should use extreme caution when… Continue reading →