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Life Changes Fast: Is Your Coverage Keeping Pace?

One of the standout quotes from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, back in 1986, was:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

The same holds true with your insurance coverage. While most people remember to update their insurance after major life events, like a marriage or a baby, it’s easy to forget to account for some of the smaller, more gradual changes that may affect your coverage.… Continue reading →

Landlord insurance: don’t rent out without it

Rental Agreement with KeysKnow how to protect your rental property.

When you buy a home, you buy homeowners insurance—usually. The exception? When the home you own isn’t for you to occupy.

Rental property, whether a single-family home or one split into multiple units, is a whole different ballgame in terms of insurance. Although one or more parties call the place home, homeowners insurance typically does not provide appropriate coverage for a residence that primarily generates rent. That’s why someone (surely some brilliant forbear… Continue reading →

Planning a DIY project? Don’t Injure Yourself…

Before you measure twice, think twice—and consider the implications

Across the nation, it’s happening every day. Executives and editors channeling their inner electrician. Stockbrokers and sous chefs playing professional plumber. Teachers, office managers, personal trainers and innumerable others embarking on a serious building endeavor.

And, in many cases, insurance agents cringing for them.

Yes, it’s a DIY world out there, thanks largely to social media, marketing campaigns and wildly popular television shows—indeed, enough to warrant an entire new network—devoted to… Continue reading →

Dowd Financial Services hires Tiffany Anderson as account manager

The Dowd Agencies, LLC, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, recently welcomed Tiffany Anderson, a resident of Palmer, as an account manager for Dowd Financial Services.

“Dowd Financial Services continues to expand through the growth of our existing clients and the acquisition of new clients locally, regionally and throughout the country,” said Jon D. Lumbra, CFO and vice president of administration. “We are expanding our team to help fuel this growth and continue… Continue reading →

The Dowd Insurance Agencies hires Mason Lebron as account executive

The Dowd Agencies, LLC, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, recently welcomed Mason Lebron, a resident of Springfield, as an account executive.

“The Dowd Agencies continues to grow to meet the needs of the communities we serve,” said John E. Dowd, president and CEO. “Mason is a welcome addition to our team, bringing experience with property, casualty and life insurance, and a strong commitment to customer service.”

Prior to joining The Dowd Agencies, Lebron… Continue reading →